University of Michigan

Germ-zapping robots put to the test to combat hospital-acquired infections

Courtesy of University of Michigan Medicine

A research team led by Keith S. Kaye, M.D., M.P.H., director of clinical research in the Michigan Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases, will put germ-zapping robots to the test at Detroit hospitals.

A Xenex Germ-Zapping Robot pulses germicidial ultraviolet light to combat hospital-acquired infections. The $2 million effort supported by the NIH's Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is the first of its kind to study no-touch room disinfection.

Michigan researchers will look at the ability of high intensity ultraviolet light delivered by Xenex...