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  • Hand Hygiene System Wins Popular Science's 2009 "Best of What's New" Award
    Xhale Innovations, Inc. announces that its hand hygiene system, HyGreen, is a recipient of the 2009 "Best of What's New" award from Popular Science magazine. "For 22 years, Popular Science has honored the innovations that surprise and amaze us - those that make a positive ...More
    November 16, 2009 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization, Hand Hygiene
  • CDC Reports H1N1 Flu-Related Death Toll
    The Washington Post is reporting on the CDC’s updated estimate of the number of individuals affected by the H1N1 influenza virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that approximately 22 million Americans have contracted H1N1 influenza in ...More
    November 13, 2009 Posted in News
  • WHO Issues Updated Guidance on Clinical Management of H1N1 Infection
    The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued new guidance that provides updated information for healthcare providers managing patients with suspected or confirmed 2009 H1N1 influenza. It incorporates knowledge gained about clinical features of pandemic influenza through ...More
    November 12, 2009 Posted in News
  • FDA Commissioner Addresses Healthcare Professionals on H1N1 Vaccine
    Margaret Hamburg, MD, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has sent a letter to the nation’s healthcare professionals thanking them for their efforts during the 2009 H1N1 influenza outbreak and providing information on the safety of the 2009 H1N1 ...More
    November 12, 2009 Posted in News
  • People with Less Education Could be More Susceptible to the Flu
    People who did not earn a high school diploma could be more likely to get H1N1 influenza and the vaccine might be less effective in them compared to those who earned a diploma, new research shows. The University of Michigan study looked at a latent virus called CMV in ...More
    November 12, 2009 Posted in News
  • PuriCore Announces Clinical Results for Vashe Wound Therapy in Post-Operative Care of Skin Grafts on Burns
    PuriCore announces results of a randomized clinical trial showing the potential effectiveness of its Vashe Wound Therapy in the post-operative care of split-thickness skin grafts for burn injuries. Vashe Wound Therapy is a medical device that produces a biocompatible ...More
    November 12, 2009 Posted in News
  • Breakthrough in Understanding Bacterial Spores
    Got food poisoning? The cause might be bacterial spores, en extremely hardy survival form of bacteria, a nightmare for healthcare and the food industry and an enigma for scientists. Spore-forming bacteria, present almost everywhere in our environment, can also cause serious ...More
    November 12, 2009 Posted in News
  • Sugars Give E. coli a Survival Advantage
    Scientists at the University of York have discovered how certain bacteria such as Escherichia coli have evolved to capture rare sugars from their environment giving them an evolutionary advantage in naturally competitive environments like the human gut.Microbes are ...More
    November 12, 2009 Posted in News
  • Groups Ask Obama to Rethink N95 Issue
    To read a special commentary from Mark E. Rupp, MD, president of SHEA, CLICK HERE.The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) announced today that the organization, along with SHEA and the IDSA, have issued a letter to President Obama ...More
    November 10, 2009 Posted in News, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Recovery Act Funds to Reduce Infections in ASCs are Released
    To reduce healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in stand-alone or same-day surgical centers, the HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced the availability of up to $9 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to state survey agencies ...More
    November 10, 2009 Posted in News