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  • Premier Awards Kimberly-Clark Agreements for KimVent Oral Care Products
    Kimberly-Clark Health Care announces that it has received a new national agreement for its KimVent* Oral Care products from Premier Purchasing Partners, L.P., the group purchasing unit of Premier, Inc. Kimberly-Clark was also selected as the sole source provider of ...More
    June 2, 2010 Posted in News
  • Covidien Expands V-LOC Family of Absorbable Wound Closure Devices
    Covidien announces the global launch of the V-Loc™ 90 device, expanding its family of V-Loc™ absorbable wound closure devices. This latest addition to Covidien’s knotless wound closure product line received 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug ...More
    June 2, 2010 Posted in News
  • Novel Therapeutic Approach Shows Promise Against Multiple Bacterial Pathogens
    A team of scientists from government, academia and private industry has developed a novel treatment that protects mice from infection with the bacterium that causes tularemia, a highly infectious disease of rodents, sometimes transmitted to people, and also known as rabbit ...More
    June 2, 2010 Posted in News
  • TIDI Products LLC Acquires Timely Medical Innovations, LLC
    TIDI Products LLC, a manufacturer of single-use personal protection and patient-care infection prevention products for medical and dental markets announced the acquisition of Timely Medical Innovations, LLC of Carlsbad, Calif.Timely Medical Innovations manufactures and ...More
    June 2, 2010 Posted in News, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Grass Shows Promise for Removing Antibiotics from Water
    By Marcia GoodrichWhat goes in must come out, and when animals are given antibiotics, they can find their way into the water supply. Now, a Michigan Tech senior has identified one way to sop them up.Antibiotics, like many pharmaceuticals, pass through the digestive tract ...More
    June 1, 2010 Posted in News
  • National Initiative to Reduce Infections in Cardiac Surgery is Announced
    Underscoring the importance of the infection rate information released by the CDC, the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA) Foundation today announced that the FOCUS Cardiac Surgery Patient Safety Initiative will develop, test and validate tools to eliminate ...More
    June 1, 2010 Posted in News
  • 3M Acquires Manufacturer of Hand Hygiene Products
    3M announced today it has acquired J.R. Phoenix Ltd., a manufacturer of hand hygiene and skin care products for health care and professional use including soaps, hand cleansers, moisturizing and protecting creams, antimicrobial soaps and sanitizing gels, shampoo and body ...More
    June 1, 2010 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Cold Sore Virus May Contribute to Cognitive and Brain Abnormalities
    Exposure to the common virus that causes cold sores may be partially responsible for shrinking regions of the brain and the loss of concentration skills, memory, coordinated movement and dexterity widely seen in patients with schizophrenia, according to research led by ...More
    June 1, 2010 Posted in News
  • APIC Responds to New HHS Report on HAIs
    The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) has issued the following statement in response to the release of the First State-Specific Healthcare-Associated Infections Summary Data Report released by the Department of Health and Human ...More
    May 27, 2010 Posted in News
  • Rarer Strains of E. coli Emerging
    Having just survived a particularly nasty bout of food poisoning, I thought I’d pass along news about how scientists are growing increasingly concerned about other rarer strains of E. coli – beyond  E. coli O157:H7 – that are poised to emerge as a ...More
    May 27, 2010 Posted in Blogs