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  • networthdev networthdev Dec 15, 2012 11:13 AM Flag

    Xenex robot lines up Stamford Hospital as client

    Google article title if interested, "Xenex lines up Stamford Hospital as client"

    Stamford Hospital has chosen Xenex Healthcare Services portable technology to clean the viruses, bacteria and spores crawling around hospital rooms.
    San Antonio-based Xenex’s portable room disinfection device emits a ultraviolet light that’s used to kill superbugs. Stamford Hospital, located in Stamford, Conn., is using Xenex’s technology in addition to traditional cleaning methods.

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    • Hey networth, Thanks for post. Xenex Healthcare Services appears to be a private company.
      Yes? did I miss something here?
      also If I understand irobots product line correctly they do not specialize in hospital grade disinfecting robots. at least not presently... Different than general cleaning and common bacteria removal. The product you mentioned could over ride competition in industrial cleaning.
      interesting info

      Sentiment: Hold

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      • Yup, Xenex guys are private. Seems like iRobot could partner or acquire the Xenex ultraviolet technology/IP and put it on one of its autonomous platforms to make it even MORE effective.

        Could be a goos addition to their budding hospital business. Just another form of cleaning (Roomba, Scooba, etc) , but specific to Hospitals, and a VERY big and EXPENSIVE problem for them.

    • Now they have the VA.

      In an effort to achieve "zero" hospital acquired infections (HAIs) the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (Central Texas VA System) is using Xenex’s pulse xenon UV room disinfection system to eliminate the deadly microorganisms (MRSA, Clostridium difficile (C. diff), VRE) that cause infections. The Central Texas VA System launched Xenex’s technology in October 2012, and the resulting story recently appeared on VA News. Central Texas VA System was one of the first national VA systems to deploy Xenex throughout its acute care facilities.

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