Why Choose UVC Disinfection?

Safe, Effective, Efficient.

Tru-D allows hospital staff to easily and confidently disinfect virtually any environment, including patient rooms, intensive care units, operating rooms, emergency rooms and public areas. The UV disinfection robot kills deadly pathogens and common health care associated infection culprits such as Clostridium difficile (C. diff), Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) and other bacteria that compromise patient outcomes.

What is UVC Light, and How Does It Kill Germs?

WHAT IS UV LIGHT?

Ultraviolet (UV) light is a form of light, invisible to the human eye, that exists on the electromagnetic spectrum between X-rays and visible light. We are exposed to low levels of UV light from the sun’s rays every day, although much of the UV energy is absorbed by the ozone layer.

WHY USE UV LIGHT TO DISINFECT?

UV light’s wavelengths are between 200 and 300 nanometers, making them germicidal – meaning they are capable of inactivating microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses and protozoa. This quality makes UV light an effective, environmentally-friendly and chemical-free way to remove and reduce dangerous microorganisms in any environment, but especially in hospitals that contain drug-resistant superbugs including MRSA and C. diff.

HOW DOES UVC DESTROY GERMS?

The high energy from short wavelength UV light is absorbed in the cellular RNA and DNA, damaging nucleic acids and preventing microorganisms from infecting and reproducing. This absorption of UV energy forms new bonds between nucleotides, creating double bonds or “dimers.” Dimerization of molecules, particularly thymine, is the most common type of damage incurred by UV light in microorganisms. Formation of thymine dimers in the DNA of bacteria and viruses prevents replication and inability to infect.

WHAT TYPE OF UV LIGHT IS GERMICIDAL?

There are three UV light wavelength categories: UVA, UVB and UVC. Tru-D SmartUVC produces UVC, the only wavelength known to be germicidal. UVC utilizes short-wavelength ultraviolet radiation (shorter than UVB and UVA, which are NOT germicidal) that is harmful to microorganisms.

Broad Spectrum UV disinfection often claims to be more effective than short wavelength UVC, but ultimately wastes a considerable amount of energy with no documented increase in effectiveness – only short wavelength UV produces the amount of energy necessary to kill microorganisms.

PULSED AND UNMEASURED UV LIGHT

Xenon flash lamps and other unmeasured UV lights, while they may use UVC lamps, have no way of calculating the UV dose needed for each location to determine the positioning or time necessary to disinfect accurately, nor can they reach shadowed or hidden surfaces.

As distance from the lamp increases, effectiveness against microorganisms decreases sharply  – requiring multiple positioning around the room to achieve even partial disinfection.

MEASURED AND CONTINUOUS UV LIGHT

Tru-D is an automated, remotely-operated system that self-adjusts to the size and content dynamics of any room to deliver the proper dose of UV light energy necessary for complete terminal disinfection. Tru-D’s leading edge Sensor360™ technology uses instrument grade sensors to measure the UVC that is deflected into shadowed and indirect areas for a terminal disinfection. As energy is deflected around the room, shadowed areas are reached and pathogens are eradicated ensuring a thorough disinfection outcome, every time.

*Evaluation of a Pulsed Xenon Ultraviolet Disinfection System for Reduction of Healthcare Associated Pathogens in Hospital Rooms, Michelle M. Nerandzic, BS et. al 2016

  • We can say that since implementation of our C. diff prevention package, we’ve seen a decline in our C. diff rates to a level that beats our goal.

    David Salmon

    Environmental Services Education Specialist — UW Health

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  • We are dedicated to providing the highest level of care for our patients and the safest healthcare environment possible for our staff and physicians. Investing in Tru-D technology is a testament to that dedication and also to our continued commitment to implement innovative, state-of-the-art technology.

    Amy Griffin

    Vice President of Patient Care — Archbold Medical Center

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  • Using an iPad outside the room, our staff turns on Tru-D remotely and begins a single disinfection cycle. The robot is able to compensate for room variables such as size, shape and contents to deliver the precise dose of UV energy needed throughout the entire room. The technology...

    Josh Moore

    Vice President of Operations — Archbold Medical Center

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  • Tru-D is the only UV disinfection system on the market that has been evaluated for effectiveness in a randomized clinical trial — conducted by Duke and funded by the CDC. We are pleased to now be able to offer this infection prevention technology to our patients and to...

    Gar Atchison

    CEO — Frye Regional Medical Center

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  • Pocono Medical Center is dedicated to providing the safest hospital environment possible through the adoption of cutting-edge technologies and protocols. Tru-D technology takes an extra step toward hospital-acquired infection prevention while providing confidence for both our patients and staff that we are committed to their safety.

    Dr. William Cors

    Vice President and Chief Medical Officer — Pocono Medical Center

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  • Our number one priority at Lehigh Valley is to keep our patients and staff safe. Tru-D provides us with the best strategy to enhance our environmental cleaning program.  The result is a clean and safe environment for our patients that may prevent and/or reduce infections.

    Terry Burger

    Director of Infection Prevention — Lehigh Valley Health Network — Allentown, Pennsylvania

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  • In my hospital, patient outcomes are of utmost importance. As Director of Surgical Services, the cleanliness of the operating environments lies on my shoulders. I care enough about my patients to visit each of them post-operation and educate them on our process so that they know I use...

    Ralph Taylor

    Director of Surgical Services — Oak Hill Hospital — Brooksville, Florida

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  • Tru-D is environmentally friendly — using no chemicals while killing germs in the hospital. This high-powered ultraviolet light has moved cleaning rooms and equipment to a higher level. We want our patients to have the safest health care we can provide.

    Sonya Ehrhardt

    Director of Infection Prevention and Control — Regional Medical Center (Orangeburg, South Carolina)

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  • Covenant Medical Center and Satori Medical Center are using Tru-D to combat hospital-acquired infections in patients rooms, operating rooms, labor and delivery units and the pediatrics unit. The robots are also very portable and can be deployed at our other faculties as needed.

    Randy Vorland

    Director of Environmental Services — Covenant Medical Center & Satori Medical Center

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  • The efforts of housekeeping in implementing several new processes and technologies, such as Tru-D, has really helped to reduce the incidence of health care-acquired infections.

    Anne Myron

    Infection Control Practitioner — Palos Community Hospital

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