Backed by Science


Validated by the Only Randomized Clinical Trial

Tru-D has been validated by more than 20 independent studies, including the only randomized clinical trial on UV disinfection. The Benefits of Enhanced Terminal Room-Disinfection (BETR-D) study found that the addition of Tru-D to standard cleaning strategies has been shown to reduce the relative risk of colonization and infection of four major superbugs by a cumulative 30 percent among patients admitted to the same room when 93 percent compliance of standard disinfection protocols occurred. Individual hospital results may vary. This not only provides better care for patients, but it can also lead to significant cost savings to hospitals.

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The Role of the Environment

Over the past decade, researchers have concluded that manual disinfection is inadequate for terminal room disinfection. According to studies, more than 50% of health care surfaces are not properly disinfected, leaving behind pathogens that increase the risk of infection by 39 – 353% for the next patient who enters the room.  In fact, according to a study by Jefferson, et al, on average, only 25% of targeted surfaces in 71 operating rooms had been properly cleaned.

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Tested. Trusted.

In a recent study published in the American Journal of Infection Control, Tru-D was proven to reduce bioburden on anesthesia workstations. In the study, UVC disinfection greatly influenced bioburden reduction regardless of room size and exposure type. All trials, compared with the controls, exhibited a bioburden reduction of more than 99 percent. The research team went on to suggest that Tru-D’s technology is an important supplement to the manual cleaning process.

As important as handwashing, manual cleaning and antibiotic stewardship are to your infection prevention protocols in the OR, so is incorporating enhanced terminal room disinfection. To learn more about Tru-D’s technology in OR Today, click here or for hospital testimonials in Outpatient Surgery Magazine, click here.

  • Tru-D was the obvious choice because we wanted something that was easy to use and reduced the probability of human error. We love the fact that our Tru-D robot doesn’t need to be repositioned to disinfect a specific area within a room.

    Mary Parry

    COO of Oneida Health Systems

  • We strive to ‘stay ahead of the curve’ when it comes to patient safety, so when evaluating disinfection processes, UVC application was a natural next step. Tru-D’s ability to assess the space and antimicrobial UV dosage was key in this decision.

    Mae Eichelberger

    Gibson Area Hospital

  • Having Tru-D in our facility helps ensure we are providing the safest environment possible for our patients and staff. We are consistently looking for proactive measures that we can take to remain on the leading-edge of technology and patient safety. Our environmental staff does an excellent job with...

    Jennifer Kramer

    Chief Clinical Officer of Wray Community Hospital

  • 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 at 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 of Frye Regional Medical Center

  • The Sensor360® technology set Tru-D apart. Rather than estimating the necessary UVC dose or moving a unit to multiple placements in a room, Tru-D is able to provide a measured dose of UVC light to provide disinfection from a single cycle in a single location.

    Greg Rosenberger

    Hospitality Services Director of Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota, Florida