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2014-04-16 23:06:57

Officials at Clearstream, LLC, who previously spoke out about MRSA’s prevalence in athletic facilities, are now warning of the infection’s spread to communities. In order to prevent what is now a growing public health threat, Clearstream is advancing the first antimicrobial technology that actively provides long-term protection without the use of harmful poisons. Harrisburg, NC (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Historically, MRSA infections were relegated to sick patients in hospitals and...

2014-04-15 08:30:33

Paladin Medical Products LLC, announces new patent pending enhancements to it's "Fairfield" style Evolution Equipment Rail and new Snap Action Adapters for optimum infection control support in clinical environments. OAKLAND, Fla., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Paladin Medical Products LLC. (Paladin) now offers an Anti-Microbial Finish (AMF) on all equipment, rail and head-wall products. Paladin has also embedded anti-microbial properties in its new lightweight plastic adapter,...

2014-04-15 08:21:09

Removes dirt with one easy wipe, without leaving any marks PLYMOUTH, Mich., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial company with established core businesses in the automotive, building and energy storage industries, has developed a coating for fabrics that keeps automotive seats clean and hygienic. The coating repels dirt and liquid, and protects passengers from microbes and static. "Seat covers are subject to heavy use throughout a vehicle's...

2014-04-10 16:24:37

Well Known for Emphasis on Preventive and Integrative Medicine, Renowned Doctor Lends Expertise to PurThread Mission RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Russ Greenfield, noted physician of preventive and integrative medicine, author, and contributor on The Dr. Oz Show, has joined N.C.-based life-sciences company PurThread® Technologies Inc. as medical director. In this role, Greenfield will guide the company's efforts to provide innovative solutions to...

2014-04-09 23:04:46

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there is an urgent need for all healthcare providers to engage in antimicrobial stewardship to manage the appropriate use of antimicrobials. Leaders will need to direct and supervise stewardship plans and will need training to achieve optimal clinical patient outcomes related to antimicrobial use. Bethesda, Maryland (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) is partnering with Making a...

2014-04-08 12:31:11

WOBURN, Mass. and VEDBAEK, Denmark, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AdvanDx, Inc. today announced it has closed a $12 million financing led by Merck Global Health Innovation Fund (Merck GHI) with participation from existing investors SLS Ventures AB and LD Pensions. The Series B-1 financing will be used to fund the expansion of AdvanDx's molecular diagnostic product offerings, as well as its sales and marketing presence in the U.S. and internationally. "We continue to see increased...

2014-04-08 08:29:54

IRVINE, Calif., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sideromics LLC, a pharmaceutical company specializing in the development of novel antimicrobial compounds, announced today that the company has successfully completed a Type B pre-investigational new drug (PIND) meeting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Division of Anti-Infective Products (DAIP). The purpose of the meeting was to obtain FDA concurrence on the nonclinical, clinical, and regulatory pathway for the development of...

2014-04-07 08:31:09

DUBLIN, Apr. 07, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/s2h3vg/antimicrobials ) has announced the addition of the "Antimicrobials Used in Biologically Active Surfaces" report to their offering. (Logo:http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) Antimicrobials used to provide Biologically Active Surfaces, are finding an increasing usage within the medical industry, followed by consumer products and industrial processes. The...

2014-04-02 16:31:37

New menu additions further medical center's focus on healthier eating LOS ANGELES, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients, staff and visitors to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica can now enjoy a healthier version of the traditional burger-and-fries lunch. The hospitals' menus now include burgers made from antibiotic-free, grass-fed beef and herb roasted potatoes, as well as antibiotic-free chicken breasts. With the changes, the...

Your Hand Soap Could Be Doing You More Harm Than Good
2014-04-02 08:36:00

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Antimicrobial household products are widely used, but scientists are wondering if they are doing more harm than good. A new study from Arizona State University has assembled evidence suggesting that antimicrobial use brings consumers no measurable benefit. Even more troubling, according to recent research, the lax regulation of these products has caused toxic compounds to spread throughout wildlife and human populations...


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2011-04-14 16:11:25

Burkholderia pseudomallei is a Gram-negative, bipolar, aerobic, motile rod-shaped bacterium. It causes the disease melioidosis in humans and animals and is also capable of infecting plants. The bacteria can from in a number of artificial environments. Optimal temperature is around 40°C in pH-neutral or slightly acidic environments. Most strains can ferment sugars without gas formation. The bacteria produces both exo and endo toxins although the role of these toxins has not been fully...

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