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  • Contec Launches New Sporicidin Web Site
    Contec, Inc., the parent company of Sporicidin Brand Disinfectants, has unveiled a new Web site for Sporicidin. Divided into four main industry categories: Cleaning & Restoration, Air Ducts & IAQ, Hospital & Medical Infection Control, and Dental, the site is ...More
    April 26, 2010 Posted in News
  • Making a Game of Infection Prevention
    American Medical News is reporting on two physicians, Dr. Arun Mathews and Dr. Francis Kong, who have turned their appreciation for infection control into a promising new venture, Nerdcore Learning, a gaming company that targets medical students and delivers a powerful ...More
    April 26, 2010 Posted in Blogs
  • Scientists Favor Needles Over Tablets for Global Vaccinations
    According to the World Health Organization, 2 billion people around the globe suffer from chronic parasitic worm infections, which, in addition to causing illness and developmental delay, are also suspected to interfere with the effectiveness of ordinary vaccines, making ...More
    April 26, 2010 Posted in News
  • Spend the System 1 Transition Time Wisely, Experts Advise
    For an update on the System 1 situation since this article went to press in the May issue of ICT, CLICK HERE.Hospitals are scrambling to transition away from the STERIS System 1 processor (SS1) to legally marketed alternatives, as mandated by the Food and Drug ...More
    April 26, 2010 Posted in Articles, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Reprocessing of Medical Devices Can Be a Smart Business, Clinical Decision
    The organization Practice Greenhealth says that the healthcare industry ranks among the largest users of energy and the highest producers of waste, and is a major consumer of paper, water, food and other resources, resulting in an industry with a significant environmental ...More
    April 26, 2010 Posted in Articles, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Conference on Vaccine Research to Highlight 40-Year Progress
    Scientists at the 13th annual Conference on Vaccine Research (ACVR), sponsored by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID), will reflect on the remarkable growth of vaccine biotechnology in the last several decades and focus on the growing number of ...More
    April 26, 2010 Posted in News
  • Scientists Crack Code of Critical Bacterial Defense Mechanism
    By Emily CaldwellScientists have combined chemistry and biology research techniques to explain how certain bacteria grow structures on their surfaces that allow them to simultaneously cause illness and protect themselves from the body’s defenses.The researchers are ...More
    April 26, 2010 Posted in News
  • The Billions That Bug Us: A Genomic View of Humans and Their Microbes
    The human species is dependent for its survival on the billions of microorganisms that inhabit multiple environmental niches within and on the human body. While microbes are commonly associated with diseases and infections, they are also vital in essential, beneficial roles ...More
    April 26, 2010 Posted in News
  • Putting Bacterial Antibiotic Resistance into Reverse
    The use of antibiotics to treat bacterial infections causes a continual and vicious cycle in which antibiotic treatment leads to the emergence and spread of resistant strains, forcing the use of additional drugs leading to further multi-drug resistance.But what if it ...More
    April 26, 2010 Posted in News
  • Targeting a Waterborne Foe
    Discovered in 1976, cryptosporidium lurks worldwide in water, contaminating swimming pools, water parks, and drinking water supplies. This microscopic pathogen is a leading cause of diarrhea and malnutrition and the most common source of infection in immune-weakened people ...More
    April 26, 2010 Posted in News