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How UV disinfection works.

High-energy, Full Spectrum® Pulsed Xenon ultraviolet light, known as UV-C, is extremely fast and effective at reducing microbial load.

Here’s how LightStrike UV disinfection works at the cellular level.

High intensity ultraviolet light is produced by our xenon flash lamps across the entire disinfecting spectrum known as UV-C. This UV-C energy passes through the cell walls of bacteria, viruses and bacterial spores. The DNA, RNA and proteins inside the microorganism absorb this intense UV-C energy. Xenex Full Spectrum® UV-C provides four mechanisms of damage against pathogens.

The Pulsed Xenon UV (PX-UV) Difference.

Pathogens are vulnerable to UV-C light damage at different wavelengths depending on the organism. Xenex’s Pulsed Xenon lamps produce a flash of Full Spectrum® germicidal light across the entire disinfecting spectrum (from 200 nm to 320 nm) delivered in millisecond pulses.

The primary types of cellular damage caused by Pulsed Xenon UV are photohydration (pulling water molecules into the DNA that prevents transcription), photosplitting (breaking the backbone of the DNA), and photodimerization (improper fusing of DNA bases), all of which prevent cell replication. Additionally, photo crosslinking causes cell wall damage and can cause cell lysis, an irreversible form of cell death. Disinfecting across the entire spectrum helps prevent pathogens from repairing themselves.

Xenex Full Spectrum® UV: 4 Primary Mechanisms of Cellular damage prevents cell replication 

The Xenex Advantage

In use in more hospitals than any other UV disinfection device, Xenex offers the only Pulsed Xenon UV disinfection system on the market. Xenex LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robots® are developed and designed to be highly effective, efficient and portable, allowing for the proven and systematic disinfection of any space within a healthcare facility.

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