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St. Cloud Surgical Center is First ASC in U.S. to Utilize Xenex Germ-Zapping Robot to Disinfect Operating Rooms & Enhance Patient Safety more

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Southern Biologics Network Established to Create Biologics Faster and Less Expensively more

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Morningside Ministries at the Manor is the First Skilled Nursing Facility in Texas to Protect Residents with Xenex Germ-Zapping Robot more

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RBA to cut rates in 2015: Still want to invest in term deposits? more

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Can robots help stop the Ebola outbreak? more

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Robots Help Fight Ebola more

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South Florida Hospital Unveils Ebola-Zapping Robot more

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Sonoma Valley Hospital uses robot to kill germs more

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Robots go to war against Ebola more

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New iTraumaCare CEO to pursue big growth more

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UAB and SRI have plans to spinoff more success more

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Launch of Galderma's new acne products more

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iTraumaCare’s new CEO to help company secure new funding more

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U.S. Air Force Hospital Langley Adds Xenex Ebola-Zapping Robot to Inventory more

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Forthcoming Acne Treatment Made With Exclusive (And Sustainable) East Indian Sandalwood Oil more

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Sonoma Valley Hospital Acquires Xenex Germ-Killing Robot to Enhance Patient Safety more

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Robot fights germs at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center more

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Xenex updates protocols for germ-zapping robots in response to Ebola threat more

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How do we get rid of the endotoxins? Birmingham's  has the solution more

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Medical Device ® Positions New Leader for Next-Level Growth more

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The Xenex robot at South Shore Hospital featured on an Xploration Earth more

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Germ-zapping robot Gigi sets its sights on Ebola more

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Morningside Ventures leads a Series B round for DNAtrix more

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StemBioSys secures new research space at BioBridge Global more

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Birmingham's Soluble Therapeutics acquires Seattle company Dilyx Biotechnology more

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Company invents germ-zapping robot more

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Xenex Congratulates Houston Cancer Hospital more

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Australian grown Indian Sandalwood timber attracts lucrative Asian markets more

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DNATRIX ANNOUNCES TREATMENT OF FIRST PATIENT WITH DNX-2401 more

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Targeted Technology raises more than $40 million more

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Reducing Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs): Not All UV Light is the Same more

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Bluegrass Vascular Technologies Names Dr. Gabriele Niederauer President And CEO more

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Three Birmingham companies recognized in PwC report more

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Former Kinetic Concepts Inc. CEO to lead StemBioSys more

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International dermatology company Galderma confirmed more

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AUSTRALIAN Sandalwood producer TFS Corporation will supply oil more

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San Antonio luring biotech firms with venture capital more

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Biotech firm secures nearly $5 million in funding, is relocating to San Antonio more

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Birmingham is on the front lines of medical research: take a look at this incredible biotech startup more

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Germ-Zapping Robots Fight C. diff and MRSA at Mercy Health Saint Mary's

"The automated Xenex room disinfection system has been credited for helping other health care facilities in the U.S. decrease their MRSA and C. diff infection rates by more than 50 percent, according to studies," said Kent Miller, Director of Environmental Services. "The investment in these robots is another step Mercy Health is taking to reduce the number of serious and even life-threatening infections."

The pair of Xenex robots at Mercy Health uses patented pulsed xenon ultraviolet (UV-C) light 25,000 times more powerful than sunlight to destroy harmful bacteria, viruses, fungi and even bacterial spores.

"The light is deadly to bacteria and viruses. The UV-C light breaks up their DNA and causes them to explode," said Liberty Dykehouse, RN, Infection Control Preventionist at Mercy Health Saint Mary's.
Because the Xenex robot uses UV light, it is able to reach virtually every surface in the room, and it does not leave a chemical residue. As the Xenex robot contains no mercury or hydrogen peroxide, it stands as the only “green” technology used in automated room disinfection. Since its implementation in 2010, the Xenex device is used in more than 250 hospitals and VA facilities around the nation.

Specially trained staff at Mercy Health use these machines in operating rooms, intensive care and isolation rooms after discharge and in intervention radiology and C-section suites. The Xenex system is easily portable, allowing it to disinfect virtually any location within the hospital, including offices, utility rooms and equipment storage rooms. The Xenex robots will disinfect up to 30 discharged patient rooms and all 27 Operating Rooms and procedural areas each day.

To disinfect a room after standard discharge cleaning procedures are complete, Mercy Health Environmental Services staff wheels the Xenex robot into the room, positions it beside the bed, begins the automated sequence, and then exits the room.

"It is a great feeling to know that patients entering my rooms have the most sanitary environment I could give them," said Ashley Maas, an Environmental Services staff member trained in using the robots. The entire cleaning process takes about 15 minutes per room.

"Mercy Health Saint Mary's is committed to eliminating healthcare-associated infections and our Xenex robots are taking our ability to disinfect surfaces to a level not previously possible," said Dykehouse. "Environmental cleaning, antimicrobial stewardship and hand hygiene are the three pillars of Infection Prevention. As an entire hospital, we have been actively engaged in optimizing all of these aspects, but the Xenex systems are really the last piece of our puzzle."

To learn more about the Xenex robots, visit www.xenex.com.

Interviews with robot operators and infection control preventionists and live demonstrations at Mercy Health St. Mary’s available upon request.

About Mercy Health
Dedicated to providing highly personalized care, excellent access to primary care providers and specialists and a more informed patient experience, Mercy Health serves West Michigan and the lakeshore with five hospital campuses, 60 physician offices and hospice, home health and long-term care service offerings. The system includes leading teaching hospitals, and renowned clinical leadership in oncology, cardiology, orthopedics, and neurology as well as the multi-specialty physician network, Mercy Health Physician Partners. Mercy Health Saint Mary's is a Magnet®-recognized and Niche Exemplar status hospital. Mercy Health is a regional health ministry of Livonia, Mich.-based CHE Trinity Health, one of the nation's largest multi-institutional Catholic health care systems. Visit us at www.MercyHealth.com and www.MercyHealthPhysicianPartners.com and find us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/WeAreMercyHealth.

About Xenex Disinfection Services
Xenex’s patented pulsed xenon UV room disinfection system is a pesticidal device used for the advanced cleaning of healthcare facilities. Due to its speed and ease of use, the Xenex system has proven to integrate smoothly into hospital cleaning operations. The Xenex mission is to eliminate bacteria, viruses and spores in the patient environment that can cause hospital-acquired infections and to become the new standard method for disinfection in healthcare facilities worldwide.

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Milford hospital enlists robots in war against infections more

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Xenex Testifies About UV Room Disinfection Technology Effectiveness to U.S. House of Representatives more

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Western Pa. hospitals test robot using ultraviolet rays to kill bacteria more

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Xenex Demonstrates UV Room Cleaning Systemís Effectiveness in Reducing Hospital Acquired Infections more

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TFS flags record full-year profit more

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House committee looks for new technology in Veterans Affairs hospitals more

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FDA grants fast track status to drug DNX-2401 for recurrent Glioblastoma more

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CEO shakeup at San Antonio biotech company StemBioSys more

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BiO2 Medical Enrolls Subjects in the New U.S. FDA Early Feasibility Pilot Study for the Angelģ Catheter more

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San Antonio biotech firm readies skin treatment for distribution more

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ViroXis Gets Approval To Initiate FDA Phase 2 Study For Molluscum Contagiosum more

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Medical technologies conference announces speaker lineup more

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Australian sandalwood sells for millions more

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Santalis Pharmaceuticals Signs Exclusive License Agreement with Global Pharmaceutical Company to Commercialize OTC Dermatology Products more

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ViroXis Corporation Signs Exclusive License Agreement with Global Pharmaceutical Company to Commercialize an OTC Dermatology Product more

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DNAtrix Awarded $10.8 Million Grant by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas more

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ViroXis Corporation Achieves Key Clinical Milestones more

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There are growing concerns about the threat of an antibiotic crisis caused by the spread of drug-resistant superbugs. Those concerns could result in more