Moses Cone Health System is set to use Xenex PX-UV disinfection system from Xenex Healthcare in a patient room at The Moses H Cone Memorial Hospital.

The Xenex PX-UV device, a vacuum cleaner-like machine, is 36 inches tall.

According to studies, the Xenex PX-UV device is 20 times more effective than chemical cleaning in killing germs.

The device uses a powerful xenon light bulb that rises from the device once activated and damages the DNA of bacteria and viruses, preventing them from being able to reproduce or mutate.

The light kills germs on TV remotes, telephones, ceilings, curtains and other hard-to-disinfect surfaces.

Xenex Healthcare CEO Brian Cruver said the Xenex system will help provide patients at Moses Cone with a safer patient environment by reducing the number of microorganisms which cause healthcare associated infections – and that’s a big step towards patient safety.