Effective, Efficient and Safe for Use in Hospital Environments for High-level Disinfection.
Tru-D allows hospital staff to easily and confidently disinfect patient rooms, intensive care units, operating rooms, emergency rooms and long-term care facilities. The UVC disinfection robot deconstructs the DNA of deadly pathogens and common health care-associated infection culprits that may compromise patient outcomes.
What is UVC Light, and How Does It Kill Germs?
WHAT IS UV LIGHT?
Ultraviolet (UV) light is a form of light, invisible to the human eye, that exists on the electromagnetic spectrum between X-rays and visible light. We are exposed to low levels of UV light from the sun’s rays every day, although much of the UV energy is absorbed by the ozone layer.
WHY USE UVC LIGHT TO DISINFECT?
UVC wavelengths are between 200 and 300 nanometers, making them germicidal – meaning they are capable of inactivating microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses and protozoa. This quality makes UVC energy an effective, environmentally-friendly and chemical-free way to prevent microorganisms from replicating in any environment, but especially in hospitals.
HOW DOES UVC DESTROY GERMS?
The high energy from short wavelength UVC light is absorbed in the cellular RNA and DNA, damaging nucleic acids and preventing microorganisms from infecting and reproducing. This absorption of UVC energy forms new bonds between nucleotides, creating double bonds or “dimers.” Dimerization of molecules, particularly thymine, is the most common type of damage incurred by UVC light in microorganisms. Formation of thymine dimers in the DNA of bacteria and viruses prevents replication and ability to infect.