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Lumalier Partners with Philips Healthcare to Provide Tru-D Solution for Reduction of Environmental Pathogens in Healthcare Facilities
Date:7/14/2011

MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lumalier Corporation announces an agreement with Philips Healthcare to address the growing problem of microbial contamination in hospitals. The distribution agreement was announced at the annual conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology (APIC), where representatives from Philips Healthcare joined Lumalier consultants to showcase the Tru-D total-room ultraviolet (UV) disinfector.

Tru-D is an automated, no-touch, portable UV device that helps control pathogens known to contaminate environmental surfaces. Thorough environmental cleaning is at the forefront at a time when healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) are the most common complication of hospital care and one of the top ten leading causes of death in the United States.

"Manual cleaning can be fraught with human error -- especially in hard-to-reach places," says Jeffrey Stephens, MD, professor of medicine and infectious diseases at Mercer University School of Medicine, Medical Center of Central Georgia. "The Tru-D Sensor360™ technology measures the reflected dose of UV light to reduce pathogens on visible surfaces, in primary shadows, behind and below bed rails, trays, doorknobs, IV poles and portable equipment." Scientific data provided by published, peer-reviewed studies indicate that no UV Room Disinfection System other than Tru-D can substantiate these high-level disinfection claims (1,2,3).

Environmental cleaning was the focus of several presentations at the APIC conference. Dr. William Rutala, PhD, MPH, Professor of Infectious Diseases at the University of North Carolina's School of Medicine, reviewed issues associated with environmental hygiene and room decontamination and presented Tru-D as an emerging automated disinfection technology.

In a separate presentation, Ann Marie Pettis, RN, BSN, CIC, Director of Infection Prevention at University of Rochester Medical Center, de
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