Modesto hospital disinfects rooms with robotic housekeeper

‘Germinator’ eliminates superbugs on surfaces

April 1, 2016

A housekeeping robot at a Modesto, Calif., hospital is zapping the antibiotic-resistant superbugs, according to an article on the Modesto Bee website.

The robot, named “Germinator,” kills methicillin-resistant staph aureus, or MRSA.

A growing number of hospitals own the $100,000 cleaning robots as an extra layer of protection against superbug infections.

When a patient is released, housekeepers strip the bed and clean the room. The robot is then left in the room by itself to shower the room and its contents with UV light.

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