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Wyoming County Community Health System invests in disinfection robot Tru-D

It eliminates germs with UVC energy
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Posted at 1:04 PM, Apr 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-15 13:04:04-04

WARSAW, N.Y. (WKBW) — Wyoming County Community Health System has invested in a disinfection robot that disinfects patient rooms, operating rooms, and clinical areas with UVC energy.

Tru-D is a germ-eliminating UVC disinfection robot that was recently added to WCCHS's list of disinfection protocols, aimed at protecting patients from serious infections.

“While patient safety has always been a top priority for our facility, we cannot recall a time when it has been more important to help stop the spread of disease and infection in our hospital,” said Mike Corcimiglia, Chief Operating Officer.

WCCHS said the robot works by generating UVC light energy that modifies the DNA or RNA structure of an infectious cell.

It is the only portable UVC disinfection system on the market with patented Sensor360 technology.

The device’s sensors calculate the amount of UVC energy needed to disinfect a room while compensating for room size, shape, surface reflectivity and contents to then deliver one precise UVC dose from one location in the room, effectively eliminating lingering pathogens in the space.

This technology eradicates deadly, hard-to-kill germs such as methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Clostridioides difficile (C. diff), Ebola, MERS, SARS and VRE.

While Tru-D does not claim that its technology will treat or eliminate COVID-19, in the past, Tru-D has been shown to be very effective against other coronaviruses. At this time, there is not enough data of studies available on COVID-19 and UVC disinfection to prove efficacy.

After a WCCHS environmental services staff member cleans the room using manual cleaning protocols, Tru-D is rolled in to complete the disinfection process. The robot is operated by a remote control outside the room.