Introduction

Xenex’s patented pulse xenon UV disinfection system is a pesticidal device used for the advanced environmental cleaning of healthcare facilities. The Xenex system has been repeatedly shown to integrate smoothly into hospital cleaning operations because of its speed and ease of use.

 

 
 
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Product Overview

Features Include:

Pulsed-Xenon UV Lamp

Using a Xenon bulb, a powerful, non-mercury form of UV light, combined with a pulse technology that generates high intensity pulses, which makes Xenex the most powerful form of UV-C.

UV Focus System

Uses reflectors and movement to focus UV light towards "high touch" surfaces.

Cloud-based Reporting

Logs system activity onboard and at Xenex’s cloud-based online customer portal for utilization tracking and analysis.

Visible Light Filter

Blocks the bright xenon pulse, so that rooms with interior glass can be treated without distraction.

Safety Features

Built in safety timer, emergency stop button, automatic shutdown motion detection system.

xenon

The New UV:

Pulsed xenon disinfection was developed in the late 1970s and represents an advance over the earlier mercury vapor systems (note: if it is not pulsed xenon, then the system uses mercury lamps).

Pulsed xenon UV has a number of advantages over mercury vapor systems:

NON-Mercury

NON-Mercury:

The xenon gas used in our system is inert. We offer the only means to disinfect using UV that does not use bulbs containing toxic mercury. Many organizations, including the WHO, have long sought to reduce and eliminate the presence of mercury in hospitals. We help them achieve that goal.

intense

Intense:

The pulse produced by our patented pulsed xenon system is exponentially more intense than the output of a mercury vapor lamp. Because of this, we can penetrate and damage organisms in unique ways. This is especially important as our pulse, because of the intensity, reflects with different properties allowing for our proven disinfection results.

pathway

Multiple pathways of damage:

Not only is the pulsed xenon pulse more intense, it also contains multiple wavelengths of germicidal UV. It is known that microorganisms are susceptible to UV damage in the range of 200 to 280 nanometers. Pulsed xenon produces wavelengths across this range whereas as mercury vapor systems are narrow spectrum and only produce UV at 253.7 nanometers. Because our pulse contains higher energy wavelengths, the Xenex system damages cell walls, cellular structures as well as emits UV at 260-265 nanometers, which mirrors peak DNA/RNA absorbency.

28 Bulb Mercury UV System
Pulse-Xenon UV
C. diff Cycle Time
45 Min [1]
5 min/position, 15 min/typical room [2]
Environmental Impact
Bulbs in use contain
toxic mercury
Bulb in use contains Xenon,
inert gas
Infection Rate Impact
Not publicly available
53% reduction in C. diff [3],
56% reduction in MRSA [4]

 

1. 2013 APIC Guide to Preventing Clostridium difficile Infections. "Mobile, fully automated room decontamination technology using ultraviolet-C radiation to kill pathogens is also available. After 45 minutes of use, C. diff spores were reduced by up to 99 percent."
2. Stibich, ICHE 2011
3. Levin, Cooley Dickinson, 2013
4. Simmons, Cone Health, 2013

Reductions in HAIs (C. diff, MRSA, VRE) after using Xenex to disinfection
 

Hospital
Authors
Publication
Outcome
Cooley Dickinson
Levin
AJIC
53% reduction in C. diff infections after using Xenex to disinfect over 12 months
Moses Cone
Simmons
Journal of Infection Prevention
56% reduction in MRSA infections after using Xenex to disinfect over 12 months
Westchester
Hass
Presented at ID Week 2012 and in preparation
20% reduction in facility-wide MRSA and C. diff infections
MD Anderson
Chemaly
Presented at the IDSA symposium for Infections in Cancer and in preparation
Reduction in VRE and C. diff after using Xenex. 30% reduction in VRE on the stem cell and leukemia units, and 30% facility-wide reduction in C.diff