Deactivation of SARS-CoV-2 with Pulsed Xenon Ultraviolet: implications for environmental COVID-19 control
Pulsed xenon ultraviolet light is 99.99% effective at deactivating the SARS-CoV-2 virus in 2 minutes. Background: Prolonged survival of SARS-CoV-2 on environmental surfaces and personal protective equipment may lead to these surfaces transmitting disease to others. This article reports the
Controlled study finds 47% C.diff, 52% VRE rate reductions with LightStrike
47 percent reduction in C. diff infection rates and 52 percent reduction in VRE rates in a controlled trial, 2 year sustained SIR score reduction from 0.77 to 0.57 at Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN.
Environmental effectiveness of pulsed-xenon light in the operating room
In past years, Xenex has conducted many trials, especially in ORs, for hospitals desiring to demonstrate for themselves how pulsed xenon can zap those germs in ORs! Each hospital also shared their data. Our team pooled and analyzed it. They
Effect of PX-UV room disinfection on microbial counts for MRSA and general contamination
VA researchers found that surface MRSA counts were reduced by 75 percent and aerobic bacteria colony counts were reduced by 84 percent in rooms disinfected with pulsed xenon UV devices. Manual disinfection reduced bacteria counts only by 25-30 percent. According to the
First Investigation of PX-UV for Environmental Disinfection
Xenex eliminated all VRE from the environment
Pulsed xenon light disinfection vs traditional cleaning
7X more effective than traditional cleaning, 16X more effective at deactivating MRSA, and 23% faster than traditional cleaning
Westchester Medical Center Facility-Wide
20% reduction in C. diff + MDRO infection rates, 22% of discharge rooms treated
Jewish Home & Care Center
71% reduction in UTI rates and 100% in skin infection rates, 54% drop in hospital readmissions from nursing home.
Burn Unit Research
Significant reductions in burn unit ORs and patient room contamination, longest duration with no cases of hospital acquired C. diff infections in burn ICU in 2 years.