St. Cloud VA Health System study proves Tru-D’s efficacy

In a recent press releaseSt. Cloud VA Health Care System conducted a study on the effectiveness of Tru-D SmartUVC in operating rooms, endoscopy suites, urology procedure rooms and resident rooms of a community living center.

 Results proved that Tru-D is capable of inactivating all colony growth that was left behind after manual cleaning was performed.

“The study demonstrated that after manual cleaning, more than half of environmental swabs grew colonies of organisms, which validates the incompleteness of manual cleaning,” said Alice Brewer, MPH, CIC, Director of Clinical Affairs for Tru-D SmartUVC. “This is consistent with other published research on the ineffectiveness of manual cleaning as a stand-alone process. Further, after using Tru-D, not a single environmental swab grew any colonies – proof that Tru-D is an exceptional adjunct to manual cleaning, and that it is capable of inactivating organisms throughout an entire room.”

Throughout the study, environmental swabs were done post-cleaning and prior to Tru-D, as well as after Tru-D was used in each room. A total of 40 environmental swabs were performed; twenty-three of the swabs grew organisms prior to Tru-D, and zero out of 40 swabs showed growth after the use of Tru-D. VA St. Cloud’s data confirms that Tru-D can eliminate colony growth of important pathogens in real-world settings and persuaded the facility to purchase two of the germ-killing robots.

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