PDT an Astronics Company: Product Design and Development Firm in Chicago, IL
For up to 10 million people worldwide, this orange presents a health hazard.

While hospitals, labs and other commercial facilities have a vast selection of sterilization equipment from which to choose, those with compromised immune systems had few options when it came to home food sterilization equipment.

3D Clean UV Sterilizer

Bacteria from food

More than 150 primary immunodeficiency diseases and other health related conditions can increase the body’s susceptibility to infection from food.

The Situation

Sterilization device

3D Clean approached PDT to develop a revolutionary sterilization device with the mission to answer this threat as well as provide a unique solution for general sterilization.

Developing a Unique Solution

Exploded view of sterilization device containing and reflecting UV light

360° sterilization of 99.9% of bacteria in one 30 second operation was achieved by containing and reflecting the UV light while optimizing the use of a unique quartz glass.

Achieving the Goal

Intuitive touch interface

The challenge of presenting a universally understandable experience led to a unique and intuitive touch user interface that can be easily wiped clean.


3D Clean UV Sterilizer

PDT presented 3D clean with a breakthrough device that turns the task of eradicating bacteria into a simple, routine operation.

A Breakthrough Device

About PDT

Product Development Technologies (PDT) is a global, full-service product design and development firm with 120 employees worldwide. Team members have expertise in a wide range of product development disciplines, including strategy, scouting, design research, industrial design, user experience development, mechanical and electrical engineering, software development, and sourcing. PDT’s award winning product designs have been recognized with more than 70 awards from authorities such as BusinessWeek, Fast Company, the Industrial Designers Society of America and The Consumer Electronics Association.

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