Texas Public Radio : Germ-Zapping Robots: Made In San Antonio

Hospital-acquired infections kill about 100,000 Americans every year, more than car wrecks, breast cancer and AIDS combines. A San Antonio company produces a device that’s an effective weapon in the fight against these microscopic threats.

Viral, bacterial and fungal infections can leave hospital patients sicker than when they came in.

“All of them are really scary. They’re all very deadly,” said Morris Miller, CEO of Xenex Disinfection Services, a company that manufactures germ-zapping robots.

The Xenex germ-zapping robot is made in San Antonio and used in 400 hospitals around the country.

The robot looks a little like R2D2 of Star Wars fame. It’s a large metal cylinder about four feet tall with a domed top that lifts up to reveal the disinfecting light.

Listen to Texas Public Radio’s Wendy Rigby report on how Xenex is helping hospitals stop infections below…

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