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  • GHX Announces Medical-Surgical Market Leaders
    GHX today announced the winners of the sixth annual Best In Class Awards, recognizing 30 medical-surgical manufacturers that have achieved significant market-share positions for distributed products through the end of 2008. Awards were given to companies that achieved the ...More
    June 3, 2009 Posted in News
  • HHS Awards MedImmune Contract to Manufacture Live Attenuated Nasal Spray Vaccine for H1N1
    MedImmune announces that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded the company a contract to manufacture monovalent (single-strain) live attenuated influenza vaccine for novel influenza A (H1N1) to vaccinate priority populations identified by HHS in ...More
    June 2, 2009 Posted in News
  • Scientists Accelerate Efforts to Develop H1N1 Vaccine
    Scientists around the world are accelerating their efforts to develop a vaccine against the H1N1 influenza virus as rapidly as possible, reports Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN). The need for such a vaccine received a strong impetus from the World Health ...More
    June 2, 2009 Posted in News
  • Researchers Examine “Invading” Bacteria in DNA
    Researchers at Texas A&M University's Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering have discovered how certain types of bacteria integrate the DNA that they have captured from invading enemies into their own genetic makeup to increase their chances of survival. To ...More
    June 2, 2009 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • APIC Launches Online Infection Prevention Course
    The first of six online courses to educate healthcare professionals on preventing the transmission of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) is being launched by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).  Healthcare-associated ...More
    June 2, 2009 Posted in News
  • Scientists Use Bed Bugs’ Own Chemistry Against Them
    Scientists have determined that combining bed bugs’ own chemical signals with a common insect control agent makes that treatment more effective at killing the bugs.The researchers found that stirring up the bed bugs by spraying their environment with synthetic ...More
    June 2, 2009 Posted in News
  • Strategies to Rein in Epidemics Need to be Retooled for Rural Populations
    An infectious disease striking a large city may seem like a disastrous scenario -- millions of people sharing apartment buildings, crammed on buses and trains and brushing past one another on crowded sidewalks.A group of KansasStateUniversity engineers is finding that a ...More
    June 2, 2009 Posted in News
  • Indirect Transmission Can Trigger Influenza Outbreaks in Birds
    New data on the persistence of avian influenza viruses in the environment has allowed a team of University of Georgia researchers to create the first model that takes into account both direct and indirect transmission of the viruses among birds. The model, which is detailed ...More
    June 2, 2009 Posted in News, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Benefit to Women not Enough to Convince Men to Get HPV Vaccine
    Informing men that a new vaccine to prevent human papillomavirus (HPV) would also help protect their female partners against developing cervical cancer from the sexually transmitted infection did not increase their interest in getting the vaccine, according to a new ...More
    June 2, 2009 Posted in News
  • New Arenavirus Discovered as Cause of Hemorrhagic Fever Outbreak
    Scientists at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, the South African National Institute for Communicable Diseases of National Health Laboratory Service (NICD-NHLS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Roche's 454 Life Sciences ...More
    June 2, 2009 Posted in News