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Xenex Announces StrikeForce Disinfection Service

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc upon the world. As cities across Texas report a spike in the number of coronavirus cases, businesses and organizations are looking for strategies to combat the virus within their facilities. Xenex Disinfection Services recently announced the launch of StrikeForce, a disinfection service. For the first time, organizations can engage Xenex’s team of environmental disinfection experts on a project basis to utilize Xenex LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robots to kill harmful viruses, bacteria and spores that linger on commonly touched surfaces and pose a risk for disease transmission. StrikeForce is currently limited to engagements in Texas.

“The entire world is thinking about disease transmission as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We had numerous requests from businesses who wanted us to bring robots in and disinfect their facilities for them to help ensure that their environment was virus-free. In response to market demand, we developed the StrikeForce service to enable companies to provide their staff and clients peace of mind through innovative disinfection solutions with minimal downtime,” said Irene Hahn, vice president of sales for Xenex.

The LightStrike disinfection robot is proven to destroy Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes COVID-19, in two minutes. Surfaces contaminated with COVID-19 pose a grave threat to the safety of health care workers, patients, frontline responders, military service members, cruise line passengers, hotel guests and people everywhere. Deactivating the COVID-19 virus on surfaces is a critical and necessary step to providing a safe environment as businesses reopen and people get back to work. Restaurants, car dealerships, hotels, office buildings, gyms and many other spaces can benefit immediately from StrikeForce disinfection as the global pandemic demonstrates the need for quick and effective disinfection wherever people work, play or live.

LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robots use a xenon lamp to generate bursts of high intensity, broad spectrum (200-315nm) ultraviolet (UV) light that’s more intense than sunlight. Different pathogens are susceptible to UVC light at different wavelengths. With broad spectrum germicidal light, Xenex LightStrike robots quickly deactivate viruses, bacteria and spores where they are most vulnerable without damaging materials or equipment.

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