Deactivate Handheld Disinfection Device Well Suited for Dental Exam Rooms

March 5, 2021

Xenex launches new product proven to destroy SARS-CoV-2 on surfaces in 30 seconds.

Already known for its LightStrike™ Germ-Zapping Robots, Xenex Disinfection Services has a new product designed to meet the need for targeted disinfection, especially in compact areas like dental exam rooms, ambulances and cockpits.

Xenex, a global provider in UV technology-based disinfection strategies and solutions, has launcged Deactivate™, a high-powered, handheld LED device designed to quickly disinfect surfaces in confined spaces.

Recognizing the need for targeted disinfection in small spaces and compact areas, the company designed Deactivate, which utilizes high-powered LEDs to create ultraviolet (UV) light proven to deactivate pathogens, including severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes COVID-19. Deactivate does not require warm-up or cool-down time, and does not leave behind any chemical residue. Post-disinfection, the area is immediately available for use.

Evidence-based testing performed at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute demonstrated that the Deactivate device achieves a 99% level of disinfection against SARS-CoV-2 in 30 seconds at 1 meter, 99% against vegetative bacteria (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus – also known as MRSA, Escherichia coli – also known as E.coli) in 1 minute at 1 meter, and 99% against bacterial spores in 2 minutes at 1 meter, according to Xenex.

Many businesses need targeted, rapid disinfection, especially compact areas like dental exam rooms, ambulances, office cubicles, and cockpits. The company wanted to offer an effective technology for disinfecting small spaces that are hard to clean and that’s what Deactivate is designed to provide.

The LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robots have been deployed by hundreds of healthcare facilities worldwide for no-touch room disinfection. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, LightStrike robots are now used in airports, schools, hotels, sports arenas, police stations and correctional facilities, convention centers, and more to quickly disinfect large rooms and areas, the company states.