Germ-killing robot cleans hospital rooms with light

DENVER -- A flash of light emitted by a new robot could be what saves thousands of lives every year.

According to the CDC one in 20 patients will get an infection while they are in the hospital and nearly 100,000 of them will die.

But a new germ killing robot called NEAL zaps the room with powerful ultraviolet light that disinfects entire rooms.

"It literally, zaps the room clean. It gets to the places that housekeepers can't," said Xenex Disinfection Services Dr. Mark Stibich.

One test facility saw a 50% drop in MRSA rates after using the robot.

NEAL comes with a steep price tag at $125,000 but experts say it is worth it if a life can be saved

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