A New Superbug Has Arrived, But It Can’t Withstand UV

Posted by Tru-D SmartUVC 06.14.16

A new superbug, resistant to antibiotics, has been discovered. While this is a major cause for concern for health care professionals and patients alike, there is good news— UV disinfection is universally fatal to organisms, including this new strain of E. coli

UV light is destructive to DNA and RNA. If you can get enough energy into the cell, you can create double stranded DNA breaks which are universally fatal to every organism — there is no resistance to UV.


So, how would you know that you have emitted enough UV light into a room to kill such organisms? Tru-D SmartUVC is the only UV disinfection device that has patented Sensor360 technology that overcomes variables within a room, such as size, shape and contents, to deliver the precise, lethal dose of UVC light throughout the entire room. In doing so, Tru-D provides total room disinfection killing up to 99.9% of all pathogens. Meaning, there’s no resistance to Tru-D. 

Tru-D has been the leader in the UV disinfection space since 2008 when it marketed the first UVC disinfection robot. Tru-D has been proven to reduce HAIs and kill deadly MDROs by numerous third-party studies including the only randomized, clinical trial on UV disinfection— the Benefits of Enhanced Terminal Room Disinfection (BETR-D) study— which was funded by the Centers for Disease Control. 

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Posted 06.14.16
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