Prions: A Lurking Threat

Introduction A recent discovery at a South Carolina beef processing plant raised new questions about a poorly understood known for causing swift onset dementia and the buildup of amyloid fibers in the brain that cause Swiss cheese like damage to hum...

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Choosing the Best BI for Your Facility

Are BIs the Validation Tool for You? Biological indicators (BIs) containing Geobacillus stearothermophilus have become a standard and reliable source in the world of high-level disinfection and sterilization. These tools provide valuable information...

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What is a sporicidal? EPA, FDA, Annex I, oh my!

A Look at Regulatory Compliance for Sporicides There are multiple guidelines in the updated Annex I specifying the use of a sporicidal agent for sterile manufacturing procedures in cleanrooms, isolators, and RABs, but what delineates a sporicidal ag...

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Staff Shortages in Labs

Relieving Burnout While Working in a Lab with CURIS System Devices Emerging viral pathogens and COVID-19 have often shifted our focus away from those who are working in a lab behind the scenes to keep us safe. Laboratory science personnel play a piv...

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Better Disinfection for Non-Critical Medical Equipment

Non-Critical Medical Items can Harbor Infectious Microbes In recent years, a heavy emphasis has been placed on mitigating nosocomial infections following a consistent spike in cases. Addressing infection control concerns is an important way to find ...

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A Deadly Combination: Fungus and COVID-19

Aspergillosis and Coronavirus: A correlation has been seen between hospitalized COVID-19 patients and cases of aspergillosis, so much so, that the combination of infections has been given its own terminology.1 The newly-named COVID-19-Associated Pul...

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Tips to Keep Avian Influenza from Flying the Coop

A recent outbreak of the formidable avian influenza (bird flu) has quickly spread across Europe and the United States, infecting birds both in the wild and those housed in commercial poultry farms. Avian influenza is highly pathogenic to birds yet re...

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What Is Bio Fogging? | Bio Fogging Explained

Since long before the COVID pandemic, the world has been at war with germs and viruses. Just within the last 15 years, people have faced deadly threats from swine flu in 2009, Ebola in 2014-2016, Hepatitis A in 2018, in addition to the yearly influen...

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A Looming Threat: Candida Auris

  Over the past year, our headlines have been dominated by COVID-19 and its effects on a global scale. But what if I told you that there is an even deadlier looming threat in healthcare facilities? Fungi can be found almost anywhere, whether ...

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