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  • Scientists Block Ebola Infection in Cell-Culture Experiments
    Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have discovered two biochemical pathways that the Ebola virus relies on to infect cells. Using substances that block the activation of those pathways, they've prevented Ebola infection in cell culture ...More
    June 23, 2009 Posted in News
  • Microbiologist Joins Healthmark Industries
    Healthmark Industries Company, Inc. of Fraser, Mich. announces the hiring of microbiologist Natalie Whitfield, PhD, to join the company’s business development division for validation tests. Whitfield earned her doctorate degree in cellular and molecular biology with a ...More
    June 23, 2009 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • B. Braun’s Devices Recognized as Most Influential
    Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry magazine has recognized three medical devices manufactured by B. Braun Medical Inc. as being among the most influential medical devices of the last 30 years. B. Braun’s Outlook® Safety Infusion System, PINNACLE® TPN ...More
    June 23, 2009 Posted in News
  • Precept Medical Products, Inc. Honored for Exceptional Supplier Performance
    Precept Medical Products announces that it is a winner of the fourth annual Pinnacle Award, presented by Premier Purchasing Partners, LP, the group purchasing unit of the Premier healthcare alliance. Premier contracts with more than 800 suppliers and Precept is one of 19 ...More
    June 23, 2009 Posted in News
  • Vascular Devices and Biofilm: Webinar Opportunity
    The free, live Webinar, “Why are Vascular Devices Prone to Biofilm Contamination?” will be presented on http://www.TargetBSI.com and will address the emerging issue of biofilms. Experts in the field will discuss the obstacles to preventing, managing and ...More
    June 23, 2009 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • FDA Issues Pistachio Warning for Salmonella
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers not to eat California Prime Produce and Orange County Orchards brands of pistachios repacked by Orca Distribution West Inc. of Anaheim, Calif. Orca received and repacked pistachios recalled by Setton ...More
    June 23, 2009 Posted in News
  • Sharps Safety: A Seasonal Concern?
    Have you noticed a drop in productivity? A disinterest in details? A lack of lucidity caused by sunburn, swimmer’s ear and too many cervezas? The doldrums of summer are upon us! Each season, there’s an exodus of people from organizations in every industry, and ...More
    June 22, 2009 Posted in Articles
  • Technology and Teamwork Drive a Sharps Safety Program
    Occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens from needlesticks and other sharps injuries is a serious problem, but it is often preventable. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year 385,000 needlesticks and other sharps-related injuries ...More
    June 22, 2009 Posted in Articles
  • Improving Respiratory Protection Programs in Healthcare to Reduce and Control Infection
    By Brent Doney, Mark Greskevitch, Dennis Groce, Girija Syamlal, Ki Moon B and Jacek Mazurek The risk of developing respiratory infection can be reduced by either wearing respiratory protection under the guidance of an effective respiratory protection program or using ...More
    June 22, 2009 Posted in Articles, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Heard This One?
    Today a friend shared this timely “sick joke” with me. (Don’t worry it is truly a “sick” joke, not perverted.)  I thought you might need a little laugh – or at least a smile -- on Monday.What is the difference between bird flu and ...More
    June 22, 2009 Posted in Blogs