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The environmental toll of disposable masks

30/07/2021

The Covid-19 pandemic is estimated to generate up to 7,200 tons of medical waste every day, much of which is disposable masks. And even as the pandemic slows down in some parts of the world, health care workers are expected to continue wearing masks most of the time.
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Chronic wounds: new, inexpensive wound dressing

29/07/2021

An MSU-led team is developing an inexpensive biopolymer dressing to heal injuries like diabetic foot ulcers that affect millions of patients all over the world.
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Novel method for the rapid repair of peripheral nerve injuries

28/07/2021

Bar-Ilan University researchers have developed nerve guidance conduits filled with smart gel that accelerate regeneration of torn nerve fibers.
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New material could remove respiratory droplets from air

23/06/2021

Although plexiglass barriers are seemingly everywhere these days - between grocery store lanes, around restaurant tables and towering above office cubicles - they are an imperfect solution to blocking virus transmission.
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COVID-19: better-fitting face masks greatly improve protection

18/06/2021

Even the best face masks work only as well as their fit. And poorly fitting face masks greatly increase the risk of infection from airborne pathogens compared to custom-fitted masks, according to a new study by the University of Cincinnati.
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Orthopedic implants: effective inflammation prevention

18/05/2021

Dental and orthopedic implants are widely used around the world. Common causes for implant failure are the immune response against oral bacteria and titanium particles shed by the implant.
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Molecular tweezers attack antibiotic resistant bacteria

17/05/2021

Researchers from Ben-Gurion University (BGU), together with American and German colleagues, have developed new "molecular tweezers" to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Their recently announced findings were published in Cell Chemical Biology.
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New material can protect against resistant bacteria

13/05/2021

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have developed a new material that prevents infections in wounds – a specially designed hydrogel, that works against all types of bacteria, including antibiotic-resistant ones. The new material offers great hope for combating a growing global problem.
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Seconds save lives – clean your hands! - World Hand Hygiene Day 2021

05/05/2021

In the spring of 2020, the onset of the Corona pandemic brought the importance of clean hands to the public's attention. Washing hands with soap for 30 seconds was one of the first precautions advised against the virus. But even without Corona, clean hands save lives, especially in healthcare settings.
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The ERGO CABINET. The perfect match between design and functionality

17/11/2020

We have launch the ERGO CABINET, a First Aid Cabinet made of injected plastic, with wall hanging, in fine and gloss finish. Wall-hanged portable First Aid Kit. Due to Its practical design it can...
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TECNODRAPE - Surgical Incision Antimicrobical Drape

13/11/2020

The surgical incision drape TECNODRAPE is made of IODOPOVIDONE and it has a grip tape made of slow-release iodine complex. TECNODRAPE is an effective and essential protection against the contamination...
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Hybrisan install new electrospinning production line

11/11/2020

Hybrisan, the South Wales based advanced antimicrobial specialists, have installed a new Elmarco electrospinning production line to increase the production of PPE equipment, while also accelerating...
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SteriPack Group announces global rollout of sterile swabs to help combat Covid-19

29/10/2020

SteriPack Group rapidly deploys equipment, expertise and facilities to meet critical need for sterile swabs, diagnostic products and personal protective equipment across their global manufacturing...
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Shawpak rising to the challenge in the global fight against COVID-19

29/10/2020

As a supplier of machines dedicated to medical packaging and as part of the Riverside Medical Packaging group shawpak have been uniquely positioned to adapt our technology to design and build PPE...
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HYGIENIC FLOOR CLEANING THROUGH DRY MOPPING

28/10/2020

Keeping surfaces and floors clean is crucial for many companies and organisations. Even though the traditional and most common cleaning method remains wet mopping, both research and the...
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Face Shield Machines to manufacture 1 1/2 million shields per month!

28/10/2020

Riverside Medical Packaging Company Ltd were given the opportunity and challenge of producing over 6 million face shields between August and December 2020 to meet small and large customer orders. &#...
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THE RISK OF CROSS CONTAMINATION AND WHY IT IS SO IMPORTANT

28/10/2020

Cross contamination is the unintended transmission of bacteria, viruses or other microorganisms from one object to the other, with all its harmful effects. This has mostly been an important topic for...
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OPTIMAL HYGIENE LEVELS WITH DISPOSABLES

28/10/2020

In the modern cleaning industry, disposable cleaning is indispensable. Several disposable cleaning wipes have been on the market for quite some time, but only recently at Flash we also introduced...
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USAID FUNDS A NW50 UNIT IN TUNISIE

19/10/2020

Newster proud to announce Dasri Sterile located in El Krib Tunisie has been awarded funds from USAID for a NW50 unit to increase it's treatment capacity to meet the large increase in COVID-19...
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Super Brush Receives ISO 13485:2016 Certification

12/10/2020

Springfield, MA – Super Brush LLC. A manufacturing leader in foam swabs and applicators announced today that the company has earned ISO 13485:2016 certification for its quality management system. ISO...
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MEDICAL FAIR ASIA 2020 goes Digital with Online Convenience for Medical Sourcing Needs

22/09/2020

MEDICAL FAIR ASIA 2020 goes Digital with Online Convenience for Medical Sourcing Needs Ten-day digital experience for a vibrant marketspace to conduct business 24/7 Singapore, 22 September 2020 –...
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MEDICA LABMED FORUM: full speed ahead for careers in laboratory medicine

04/11/2019

Laboratories are medicine’s secret weapon because they handle the lion’s share of diagnostics often without patients even realizing it. That’s why the continuing workforce shortage in both laboratory medicine and companies is especially troubling. The MEDICA LABMED FORUM 2019 plans to address and counteract this development.
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Combating antibiotic resistance: One step ahead through technology

01/08/2019

Antibiotic resistance is on the rise in all parts of the world, complicating medical treatment of serious bacterial infections in patients. The World Health Organization estimates that approximately 33,000 people die each year from antibiotic-resistant bacteria in Europe alone. Bacteria that are resistant to multiple or even all known antibiotics pose an ever-increasing threat.
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Past, present and future of MEDICA – Interview with Horst Giesen

12/11/2018

Even before MEDICA begins, the Düsseldorf trade fair grounds are alive like a beehive: in the halls, stands are built and exhibits are delivered, while the trade fair management coordinates logistics and services for exhibitors and visitors. We were still able to have a short talk to Horst Giesen, Global Portfolio Director Health & Medical Technologies of Messe Düsseldorf, despite all the bustle.
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Augmented Reality: supporting sterile processing services?

08/06/2018

Every day, hospital staff has to manage complex processes to guarantee quality and patient safety. Yet in some areas, the use of checklists and manuals tends to be more cumbersome and not useful – as is the case in sterile processing. A new project studies how augmented reality can take all the necessary information into the staff's field of view.
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Hospital logistics – Digitization meets manual labor

16/04/2018

Countless items and products have to get to the right destination in a hospital every day. A complex process runs behind all this, where nothing works without digitization. Still, it also involves a good amount of manual labor. We went behind the scenes to see how hospital logistics work at the University Hospital Knappschaftskrankenhaus in Bochum and the Buttkereit Company in Dortmund.
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Eye on material flow: network solutions for hospital logistics

01/02/2018

Hospitals need an accurate assessment of the location and quantity of their materials to eliminate sources of error. Automated processes can also help employees to make these materials available at the right time and at the right place. Digital network systems will substantially support the logistics in the hospital of the future.
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Everything flows: transportation and material flows in hospital logistics

01/02/2018

During a visit to the hospital, patients naturally expect to receive comprehensive care. Not only does this include the proper treatment, but also a hospital bed and regular meals for example. Patients typically don't ask about the transport logistics this entails for the hospital.
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Of streams and flows – the importance of hospital logistics

01/02/2018

In a hospital, the well-being of patients has top priority. In order to ensure this, medical, sterile and food supplies must be provided quickly and efficiently. Every day in the hospital therefore requires a logistical masterpiece. Digital solutions and automated technologies are particularly useful for storing, ordering, transporting and disposing various products.
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Hospital logistics: guarantor of quality and efficiency

01/02/2018

Medical supply distribution, supplying operating rooms with sterile instrument kits, the provision of food and catering services for patients – these are some of the around-the-clock care processes at a hospital. Efficient logistics are crucial to guarantee smooth processes. All of these pieces ultimately come together at the hospital’s in-house logistics center.
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