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Dr Terry Hrubec
2014-08-15 02:29:57

Michael Sutphin, Virginia Tech Virginia Tech researchers who were using a disinfectant when handling mice have discovered that two active ingredients in it cause declines in mouse reproduction. Although the chemicals responsible for the declines are common in household cleaning products and disinfectants used in medical and food preparation settings, including hand sanitizers, academic scientists have never published a rigorous study, until now, on their safety or toxicity. “It is...

2014-02-20 23:31:29

Best Sanitizers, Inc., makers of professional hand hygiene and surface sanitizing products, is introducing a trio of powerful products designed to help food processing professionals reduce cross-contamination in their facilities. Nevada City, CA (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 Best Sanitizers, Inc., a leader in hand hygiene and sanitation products for the food processing industry, is introducing a trio of powerful hand hygiene and surface sanitation products. Named The Big Three, these products...

2013-10-30 09:59:25

Listeria poses a significant risk to human health. The main transmission route involves meat and dairy products, so it is important to treat dairies and food-processing plants regularly with disinfectants to kill bacteria. Unfortunately, listeria is developing resistance to the compounds that are most frequently used. Recent work in the group of Stephan Schmitz-Esser at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna (Vetmeduni Vienna) has uncovered the mechanism for listeria’s resistance to...

2011-06-30 15:48:00

SAN ANTONIO, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This Fourth of July weekend will put millions of American travelers in contact with infectious agents including germs, bacteria, and viruses in high-contact areas, such as public toilets, gas pumps, and door handles. In fact, AAA estimates that 39 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home, by road or air this weekend. Infection control experts are on high alert. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that...

2010-11-16 13:01:20

A preservative-free alternative to standard nasal sprays "” which routinely use preservatives that can cause unwanted side effects, such as allergies or damage to the mucosal lining of the nose "” was found to be both safe and well-tolerated, in a short-term study from the Stanford University School of Medicine. The alternative acidified solution also maintained sterility in the applicator bottle without the use of the chemical preservatives, according to the study, which will be...

2010-08-17 04:57:00

BERGISCH GLADBACH, Germany, and MANNEDORF, Switzerland, August 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Tecan is working with Miltenyi Biotec, a leading provider of cell biology solutions, to develop a range of automated solutions for cell biology, based on the powerful MACS(R) Magnetic bead technology. This new agreement will allow customers to benefit from the advanced capabilities of Tecan's Freedom EVO(R) liquid handling platforms when performing a wide range of separation, cultivation and analysis...

Latest Benzalkonium chloride Reference Libraries

2011-04-14 16:00:01

Burkholderia mallei is a gram-negative bipolar aerobic bacterium. The human and animal pathogen causes Glanders. The Latin name of this disease gave name to the causative agent species. It is related to B. pseudomallei although the bacterium is nonmotile. The bacterium can be eliminated through numerous disinfectants including benzalkonium chloride, iodine, mercuric chloride, potassium permanganate, and ethanol. It can also be destroyed by heating or UV. Antibiotics have also been reported...

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