Monday 27 September 2021

Now in Costa Rica robot that promises to ‘destroy’ virus that causes covid-19

Its name is Xenex and it uses ultraviolet light to disinfect surfaces against any pathogen in minutes; It is used in several countries in hospitals and clinics, airports, and hotels

Paying the bills

Latest

Alunasa, a Venezuelan state company in Costa Rica, leaves employees without salary

QCOSTARICA - The Venezuela state-owned company operating in Costa...

In Venezuela there is food, but expensive

Q24N - The Venezuelan economy has begun to reactivate....

Today’s Vehicle Restriction September 27: Plates ending in “1 & 2” CANNOT circulate

QCOSTARICA - For today, Monday, September 27, vehicles with...

Government will buy one million more covid vaccines for children and third doses in 2022

QCOSTARICA - The President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado,...

Don’t forget the vehicular restrictions

QCOSTARICA - If you are out and about this...

UNA epidemiologist: “We are not better, we are less worse”

QCOSTARICA - The fact that the number of infections...

Today’s Vehicle Restriction September 26: “ODD” ending plates CANNOT circulate

QCOSTARICA - For today, Sunday, September 26, vehicles with...
Paying the bills

Share

QCOSTARICA – A robot that, using ultraviolet (UV) light radiation, is capable of destroying SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes covid-19 (and other viruses or bacteria) from any surface in a matter of minutes.

The Lightstrike robot has been used in hospitals, hotels, gyms, airports, and sporting events. And is now in Costa Rica. Photo: XENEX

That is the promise of Xenex, a robot designed by a San Antonio, Texas company and used in hospitals and health centers, laboratories, hotels, airports, and sporting events in countries such as the United States, Japan, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Spain, France, Mexico, and Ecuador.

- Advertisement -

“Ultraviolet light works in four ways to attack viruses,” explained Vanessa Sancho, manager of Sterimedical, the exclusive distributor of the Xenex brand in Costa Rica.

“Three of them act on the genetic information and one acts on the proteins of the outer shell of the virus or pathogen,” she added.

According to Sancho, this robot uses type C ultraviolet radiation, which does not generate greater pollution for the environment and is not harmful to humans.

How does it work?

The next generation of coronavirus-killing robot is placed in the room or area you to be disinfected and then everyone must vacate the area.

Each robot can disinfect dozens of rooms per day in office buildings, airports, schools, hotels, professional sports facilities, police stations and jails, convention centers, and other places where contamination and disease transmission is a concern. Photo: XENEX

It is programmed by time and this applies UV radiation for a number of minutes that varies according to the size of the area and its characteristics.

- Advertisement -

“Just five minutes may be all it takes,” explained Sancho.

“When finished, furniture can be moved, drawers or internal doors opened to disinfect areas that were not disinfected in the first round,” she added.

The robot has a motion sensor that, in the event that someone enters the room by mistake, the UV light stops radiating.

In a press release on Businesswire.com, it is explained that LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robots emit high-intensity bursts of broad-spectrum UV light proven to deactivate SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in 2 minutes. Utilizing a pulsed xenon lamp, the robot quickly and effectively destroys viruses and bacteria where they are most vulnerable without damaging surfaces or materials.

- Advertisement -

According to a peer-reviewed study published in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. LightStrike robots are also proven to quickly deactivate other pathogens including Clostridioides difficile (C. diff), methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) or staph), vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE), influenza, and other multi-drug resistant organisms (MDROs).

Healthcare facilities (including the Mayo Clinic and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center) and leading researchers have published more than 40 peer-reviewed studies validating the efficacy of the LightStrike robot technology, which is also in use in more than 110 Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense military hospitals.

 

 

- Advertisement -
Paying the bills
Ricohttp://www.theqmedia.com
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

Government will buy one million more covid vaccines for children and third doses in 2022

QCOSTARICA - The President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, announced this...

UNA epidemiologist: “We are not better, we are less worse”

QCOSTARICA - The fact that the number of infections has dropped...

Subscribe to our stories

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.