February 10, 2021 – Xenex Disinfection Services Inc. announced the launch of Deactivate™, a high-powered, handheld LED device designed to quickly disinfect surfaces in confined spaces.
The Deactivate uses high-powered LEDs to create ultraviolet (UV) light to deactivate pathogens, including 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, the company says.
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 (such as MRSA and E.coli) in 1 minute at 1 meter, and 99% against bacterial spores in 2 minutes at 1 meter.