Advanced Sterilization Products announced today it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the ASP AEROFLEX ™ Automatic Endoscope Reprocessor. The company reports the high-level disinfection system, which is designed to be used to clean and disinfect flexible endoscopes from a wide range of manufacturers, offers the fastest complete cycle time, just 22 minutes, of any AER currently sold in the United States.
9/6/18: “Every time someone comes in to this facility they are bringing in contamination from the outside. Adding the LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robots to our thorough cleaning protocol is an additional measure we took to enhance patient safety and we are very excited about the success we’ve achieved. Our Environmental Services and Infection Prevention teams worked closely with Xenex to develop a plan to best utilize our robots and it’s very clearly working,” said Jason Payne, Administrator of Rush Foundation Hospital.
Sue Niebuhr, coordinator of Trinity Health’s Infection Prevention and Control program, says an analysis of data from the first year of using the robots shows that HAI infection rates declined by almost half.
Xenex Disinfection Services’ LightStrike™ Robot with pulsed xenon ultraviolet-C (UV-C) light technology is a proven solution that quickly destroys deadly viruses, bacteria and spores before they pose a threat to patients and healthcare workers.
“While most companies in the hospital disinfection space offer single-spectrum mercury ultraviolet (UV) systems or hydrogen peroxide-based disinfection systems, Xenex’s UV disinfection system sets itself apart via its use of xenon, an environmentally-friendly inert gas, to create...
Xenex notes operating rooms are supposed to be sterile environments, but studies show that they remain contaminated with microscopic pathogens that can cause Surgical Site Infections (SSI) even after they have been cleaned.