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  • Texas Tech Enters License Agreement for Technology That Combats Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
    Officials at Texas Tech University System’s Office of Technology Commercialization announce the signing of an exclusive worldwide license agreement for a chemical additive called an aptamer that makes certain existing antibiotics viable against antibiotic-resistant ...More
    June 11, 2010 Posted in News
  • New Grant Supports Development of Antimicrobial Sutures to Combat Infection
    A new discovery may help curb surgical site infections (SSI) through the use of a novel antibiotic agent that can be incorporated into sutures. SSIs are the third most common hospital-acquired infection and may be associated with severe morbidity and mortality. Since more ...More
    June 11, 2010 Posted in News
  • Researchers Modify Yellow Fever Vaccine to Fight Malaria
    There is no vaccine for malaria, which sickens almost a quarter of a billion people each year and kills a child every 30 seconds. That could be changing: researchers at The Rockefeller University have genetically transformed the yellow fever vaccine to prime the immune ...More
    June 11, 2010 Posted in News
  • New Strain of Bacteria Could Aid in Oil Spill
    Researchers have discovered a new strain of bacteria that can produce non-toxic, comparatively inexpensive “rhamnolipids,” and effectively help degrade polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) – environmental pollutants that are one of the most harmful ...More
    June 11, 2010 Posted in News
  • OR Nurses Ask for Time Out to Reduce Surgical Errors
    The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) is drawing on its ability to influence patient safety practices in the OR with the national launch of a “Time Out Commitment” campaign. The new year-round campaign begins on National Time Out Day, June ...More
    June 11, 2010 Posted in News
  • Metrex Research Honored by Premier for Exceeding Performance Expectations
    Metrex Research today announced that it is a winner of the Supplier Performance Award, presented by the Premier healthcare alliance.Premier contracts with more than 800 suppliers and Metrex Research is one of 65 contracted suppliers to receive the Performance Award. Winners ...More
    June 11, 2010 Posted in News
  • Ansell Healthcare Honored by Premier for Exceptional Supplier Performance
    Ansell Healthcare today announced that it is a winner of the fifth annual Pinnacle Award, presented by the Premier healthcare alliance.Premier contracts with more than 800 suppliers and Ansell is one of 38 contracted suppliers to receive the Pinnacle Award. Winners are ...More
    June 11, 2010 Posted in News
  • Purell’s Packaging Goes Green
    GOJO Industries announces that PURELL® Green Certified Instant Hand Sanitizer packaging incorporates technology resulting in lightweight recyclable refill bottles for dispensers that are projected to save hundreds of tons of plastics annually.PURELL Green Certified ...More
    June 11, 2010 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Is the Recession Compromising Quality?
    In the pages of ICT we’ve talked a lot about the challenges infection preventionists face in terms of their struggle to hold onto staff, funding and resources they need to operate their programs. So I wanted to pass along an interesting tidbit from the University of ...More
    June 10, 2010 Posted in Blogs
  • Flu’s Evolution Strategy Strikes Perfect Balance
    Scientists have uncovered the flu’s secret formula for effectively evolving within and between host species: balance. The key lies with the flu’s unique replication process, which has evolved to produce enough mutations for the virus to spread and adapt to its ...More
    June 10, 2010 Posted in News