Xenex Disinfection Services today announced it has signed a group purchasing agreement for its patented Germ-Zapping Robot™ technology with Premier, Inc., a leading healthcare improvement company uniting an alliance of approximately 3,600 U.S. hospitals and 120,000 other providers.
This agreement is the result of a thorough sourcing process during which Premier members analyzed the potential benefits of Xenex room disinfection technology in helping hospitals reduce their Hospital Acquired Infection (HAI) rates by destroying the dangerous pathogens that cause infections. The Xenex Germ-Zapping Robot is the only ultraviolet (UV) disinfection technology that has been shown, in multiple peer-reviewed published outcome studies, to help hospitals reduce HAI rates.
As hospitals face increasing pressure to reduce their HAI rates, evidence continues to mount that pulsed xenon UV light room disinfection effectively destroys pathogens that cause infections, including Clostridium difficile (C.diff), Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE). Hospitals using Xenex pulsed xenon Full Spectrum™ UV room disinfection technology have shown, in multiple peer-reviewed published studies, reductions in HAI rates greater than 50 percent.
“Stopping infections by destroying the pathogens that cause infections is one of the most effective HAI reduction strategies a hospital can deploy,” said Joseph Authement, vice president of sales for Xenex. “Hospitals using Xenex for room disinfection have repeatedly demonstrated that our pulsed xenon UV robots can reduce HAI rates, which represents a huge financial opportunity for hospitals. Contracting with Premier provides its members with easier access to our technology, which means that we can quickly deploy our robots in those facilities and get them to work at eliminating superbugs.”
The Xenex pulsed xenon UV disinfection robot disinfects in a five-minute cycle, so hospitals using Xenex are able to disinfect dozens of rooms per day and bring down the facility’s bioburden, resulting in lower infection rates. Xenex is effective facility-wide because the robots work quickly and can be easily assimilated into a hospital’s existing operations and HAI reduction strategy.