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2011-01-03 13:49:00

BELGRADE, Mont., Jan. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bacterin International Holdings, Inc. ("Bacterin") (OTC Bulletin Board: BIHI), today announced that it is scheduled to present at the upcoming OneMedForumSF 2011, Emerging Company Finance Conference, on Tuesday, January 11, 2011, at 8:30 a.m. (PT) at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco, CA. Guy Cook, founder, chairman and CEO of Bacterin will present the Company's operations and its strategic positioning. Bacterin, founded in 1998...

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2010-12-28 09:35:00

A specific kind of ancient rock art found in Western Australia has managed to maintain its vivid colorization and high contrast over more than 45,000 years because it is comprised of living organisms, researchers from the University of Queensland have discovered. The Bradshaw rock art, which was named after the 19th century naturalist who first discovered them, has been exposed to sunlight and rain for up to 70,000 years and has never been repainted. Now researchers Jack Pettigrew, Chloe...

2010-12-20 08:35:00

VISTA, Calif., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Roaring fires, the goodwill of gift giving, and travel all combine to make the holidays a time for romance and intimate moments. What other season uses a poisonous plant to require people to kiss when they stand beneath it? Holiday travelers do not need to leave their intimate products behind. Multiple Astroglide products including the Natural, Warming, and Astroglide X Silicone are available in flying-friendly 2.5 ounce bottles. Simply place...

2010-12-15 15:06:48

Cold plasma jets could be a safe, effective alternative to antibiotics to treat multi-drug resistant infections, says a study published in the January issue of the Journal of Medical Microbiology on 15 December. The team of Russian and German researchers showed that a ten-minute treatment with low-temperature plasma was not only able to kill drug-resistant bacteria causing wound infections in rats but also increased the rate of wound healing. The findings suggest that cold plasmas might be a...

2010-12-07 13:53:42

Finding could lead to treatment to prevent infection associated with catheters and medical implants What: Scientists from the National Institutes of Health have discovered how catheter-related bacterial infection develops and disseminates to become a potentially life-threatening condition. The study, which included research on Staphylococcus epidermidis in mice implanted with catheters, could have important implications for understanding many types of bacterial biofilm infections, including...

2010-12-07 12:47:31

Patients in hospitals and healthcare facilities can develop infections as a result of contamination of indwelling medical devices such as catheters with bacteria that are normal inhabitants of the skin of the patient or health care personnel. The bacterium Staphylococcus epidermidis is a major cause of such infections. This is in part because of its ability to form biofilms "” surface-attached agglomerations of microorganisms that are extremely difficult to eradicate "” on...

2010-12-07 07:30:02

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- It's common knowledge that you go to a hospital to rid yourself of infection, not contract it.  Alas, patients in hospitals and healthcare facilities everyday are developing infections as a result of contamination of indwelling medical devices such as catheters. In a recent study, the surfaces of encrusted catheters were examined by scanning electron microscopy to investigate the association of bacteria with the encrusting deposits.  The bacteria turned out to...

2010-11-12 06:16:00

BELGRADE, Mont., Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Bacterin International Holdings, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BIHI) ("Bacterin"), today announced that it is scheduled to present at the upcoming 3rd annual LD MICRO conference on Thursday, December 9, 2010, at 10:30a.m.(PST) at the Luxe Sunset Bel Air, Los Angeles, California. Guy Cook, Founder & CEO of Bacterin and John Gandolfo, Bacterin's chief financial officer will review and provide an update on the Company's progress. Bacterin,...

2010-11-11 13:32:00

VISTA, Calif., Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- BioFilm, Inc. maker of top-selling Astroglide Personal Lubricants that enhance intimate activities, today announced their campaign in support of Movember, an international movement to raise awareness and funds for cancers affecting men. Movember engages men to grow moustaches during the month of November, getting friends and family to donate to their efforts. At the end of the month, Astroglide will award the Astroglide Team member who raises...

2010-11-10 17:53:08

Films of bacteria that form around foreign materials in the body can be very difficult to defeat with drugs, but research led by Brown University biologists has identified a couple proteins that play a key role in building these "biofilms." This pair could prove to be a very important target for developing new antibiotics to fight infections. When a foreign object such as a catheter enters the body, bacteria may not only invade it but also organize into a slick coating "” a biofilm...


Latest Biofilm Reference Libraries

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2011-04-25 21:18:54

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a common bacterium that can cause disease in animals and humans. It can be found in soil, water, skin flora, and most man-made environments throughout the world. It thrives in normal or hypoxic atmospheres; due to this it has colonized many natural and artificial environments. It can infect animals with damaged tissue or people with reduced immunity. Symptoms are generalized inflammation and sepsis. It can be fatal if colonization occurs in critical body organs,...

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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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