About Tru-D

Learn more about the world’s first UVC germ-fighting robot.

When we were first awarded patents for Tru-D, and with the introduction of iTru-D, we envisioned a seamlessly connected hospital staff. Now, from the time daytime staff completes daily room disinfection routines to the time surgical services staff begins the night shift, the day’s infection control data is accessible with the click of a button.

The pioneer in the UV disinfection industry, Tru-D was introduced to the health care industry in 2007 and continues to be the gold standard in the space. Tru-D is the only device with intuitive Sensor360 technology that accurately calculates the precise dose of UV light needed to kill up to 99.9% of harmful pathogens. Operating from a single position and administering a single cycle of UV energy, Tru-D guarantees total room disinfection, including in shadowed areas.

While Tru-D has been on the market for nearly a decade, the technology behind Tru-D has a much richer history. Originally sold under Lumalier – a company with a 50-year history in the UV germicidal industry – multiple patents and more than a decade of research and clinical trials were obtained on Tru-D.

Today, Tru-D continues to be the device of choice for nearly all of the existing independent research on UV disinfection technology including the first-ever randomized clinical trial on UV disinfection. Tru-D was the sole device chosen for the $2 million study funded by the Centers for Disease Control’s Prevention Epicenter Program at Duke University, the University of North Carolina and seven other hospitals in the region. Results proved that enhanced cleaning technologies decreased the cumulative incidences of multidrug-resistant organisms by a cumulative 30 percent among patients admitted to the same room, and the largest decreases were seen when Tru-D was added to the standard cleaning protocols.

Tru-D’s effectiveness and accuracy have been supported by a number of other independent, peer-reviewed studies conducted by leading authorities in infection control and epidemiology. Third-party, peer-reviewed research using Tru-D includes published studies on Clostridium difficile (C. diff), Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE).

Bearing the marks of both Intertek and ETL safety ratings, Tru-D is a chemical-free, proven addition to any hospital’s EVS team. Tru-D’s bulbs are safe, energy efficient and are made the same way compact fluorescent bulbs already being used hospital-wide are made.

More Tru-D’s have been deployed throughout the U.S. than any of its lookalike offerings and is currently eliminating germs in hospitals in the U.S., Canada and Europe, including the National Institutes of Health, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Houston Methodist, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, many VA medical centers and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Oftentimes, hospitals refer to their robot as “Trudi,” as she becomes an integral member of the EVS team.

To read more about Tru-D’s technology, click here or to have a Tru-D representative contact you, please e-mail us at info@tru-d.com.

  • Last year, our hospital had 81 cases of hospital-acquired C. diff. We’re on pace to have about one-third fewer hospital-acquired infections of all kinds this year, a decrease I attribute to the whole-room disinfection technologies we’ve added to our manual cleaning.

    Randy Barnes

    St. Charles Bend

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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)

  • 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

  • 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