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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, described how innovative Tru-D technology is being used to significantly reduce Clostridium difficile spores in clinical patient care areas, nursing units and operating rooms.

Studies demonstrate that only 48 percent of hospital environmental surfaces are cleaned at terminal room cleaning. "Tru-D is a simple option to help eliminate pathogens," says William Carroll Thompson, vice president of service for patient monitoring at Philips Healthcare. "As a company dedicated to simplifying healthcare, we are very pleased to bring this innovative solution to our customers and to their patients."

To review published, peer-reviewed Tru-D studies for the environmental elimination of MRSA, Acinetobacter, VRE, C.diff, and other infectious pathogens, visit http://Tru-D.net. For additional information on Tru-D technology or to request an on-site demonstration, please call 800-774-5799 or contact Chuck Dunn @ ChuckDunn@lumalier.com.

1. Nancy Nerandzic; Curtis Donskey, MD, 'Evaluation of an Automated Ultraviolet Radiation Device for Decontamination of Healthcare-Associated pathogens in Hospital Rooms and on Portable Medical Equipment', BMS Infections Diseases 2010, 10:197.

2. William Rutala, PhD, MPH; Maria Gergen MT (ASCP); David J Weber, MD, MPH, 'Room Decontamination with UV Radiation', Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, October 2010, Vol 31, No. 10.

3. Vipin K. Rastogi, PhD; Lalena Wallace, MS; Lisa S. Smith, MS, 'Disinfection of Acinetobacter baumannii-Contaminated Surfaces Relevant to Medical Treatment Facilities with Ultraviolet C Light', Military Medicine 2007, 172, 11:1166.

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