March 27, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- Memphis-based Lumalier, maker of TRU-D SmartUVC™, recently delivered its 5-foot-5 germ-killing ultraviolet robot to Anne Arundel Medical Center in
, marking well over 100 devices now being deployed in hospitals across the U.S. and
as an integral part of their infection-control teams.
Short for Total Room Ultraviolet Disinfector, TRU-D is the signature product of Lumalier – the recognized leader in advanced UV germicidal air disinfection products used across many industries, including health care – and is the only portable UV disinfection system with Sensor360™ technology, which precisely measures reflected UVC emissions and automatically calculates the pathogen-lethal UV dose required for disinfecting health care environments. Results of TRU-D have been supported by multiple independent peer-reviewed studies conducted by leading authorities in infection control and epidemiology.
"TRU-D SmartUVC can achieve 99.99 percent disinfection of bacteria and spores," said
, sales director of TRU-D LLC. "Germicidal light energy generated by TRU-D modifies the DNA structure of an infectious cell so it cannot reproduce, and a cell that cannot reproduce cannot colonize and cannot harm us. It's certainly breakthrough technology that will enhance patient care."
TRU-D allows hospitals to confidently clean their patient environments, from ICUs, patient rooms to surgery suites – killing pathogens, such as influenza, norovirus, Clostridium difficile (C. diff.), Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) and other pathogens that compromise patient outcomes. Health care providers have traditionally relied on manual cleaning to disinfect a patient room after discharge. However, studies have shown this type of cleaning is usually only 50 percent effective, leaving dangerous pathogens behind to lurk. TRU-D is an automated and intuitive system designed to complement a hospital's comprehensive cleaning and disinfection program, eliminating the possibility of human error. TRU-D not only makes the hospital safer for patients, but also for employees.