echnology for disinfecting patient rooms and contaminated surfaces in healthcare," said Luke Chen, MBBS, FRACP, assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Duke University Medical Center. "The Tru-D device demonstrated consistency and rapidity in killing microorganisms," Dr. Chen explained. "There is potential to use this technology to rapidly clean and turn around patient rooms, clinic space or waiting rooms."
John Boyce, MD, chief of the Infectious Diseases Section at the Hospital of Saint Raphael and clinical professor of medicine at Yale University School of Medicine, added, "The advantages of the Tru-D device are that it is easy to employ and that it can reduce the number of positive bacterial cultures substantially."
Dr. Boyce authored a 2008 disinfection study of vaporized hydrogen peroxide, a technology requiring specially-trained operators and 4 to 6 hours to clean a room. "The UV radiation device has the potential to be effective, faster, and less expensive to operate," stated Boyce.
Results presented by Dr. William Rutala PhD., M.P.H., at the 2009 APIC Conference (Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology) showed similar results; a consistent 3.91 Log10 reduction for MRSA, 3.36 Log10 reduction for VRE, 3.77 Log10 reduction for Acinetobacter, and 2.67 Log10 reduction for C. difficile. Dr. Rutala's APIC presentation can be found at http://www.disinfectionandsterilization.org.
Tru-D inventor Jeffrey L Deal, MD, FACS, DTMH, refined this advanced disinfection solution over a ten-year span, working closely with Lumalier to insure that Tru-D technology is readily available for broad deployment.
Contact: Chuck Dunn at 800-774-5771, ChuckDunn@lumalier.com, or http://www.lumalier.com
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