Robots show Marin, Sonoma hospitals the light on disinfection

Hospital bacteria, watch out. Incredibly efficient germ zapping robots are winning the fight against deadly hospital acquired infections.

Used at Marin General Hospital and Sonoma Valley Hospital in the North Bay, the Xenex LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robots disinfect a room’s surfaces using ultraviolet light hundreds of times more intense than sunlight. The light flashes like a strobe in a 14-foot bubble bathing everything in its path, including difficult surfaces like bedrails and light switches, killing 99.9 percent of bacteria. (The North Bay Business Journal)