Sunday, September 26, 2021

Infection Control News

Health Europa brings you the latest Infection Control News from across the field of European Health & Social Care. We take a look into the disciplines concerned in the prevention of health-associated infection.

The wearable device making hand hygiene easy and effective

Adam Sutcliffe, Founder and CEO of Orbel, explains how the company's wearable hand sanitisation device is encouraging good hygiene practices. Practising good hand hygiene is...
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Killing viruses with Wela Group’s new AVAST™ system

The AVAST™ unit has been specifically developed to aid in killing viruses and infection outbreaks across multiple industries. In response to the ever-increasing demand for...
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UVC-BAK dual disinfection heralds a new age of infection control

Dr David McCanna and Jacob Sivak talk to HEQ about how UVC can change the face of disinfection and its environmental impact. Following the outbreak...
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Vaccine cold chain specialists B Medical Systems announce new partnership

Global leaders of vaccine cold chain technology, B Medical Systems, have revealed that they will be collaborating with India’s 1mg, a leading digital consumer...
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Diversey’s Degragerm 24 Shield: Ensuring residual surface disinfection

Diversey’s Degragerm 24 Shield offers 24-hour disinfection protection from microbial contamination of surfaces. To achieve optimal levels of hygiene, environmental surfaces and equipment in public...
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Research shows CoronaVac COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective

An interim analysis of the phase 3 control trial has proven the CoronaVac COVID-19 vaccine to be safe and effective at preventing infection. The findings,...
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Working towards a solution for frequent global mass COVID-19 testing

Achiko’s President, Dr Morris S. Berrie, explains how the company’s innovative AptameX™ technology could offer a sustainable solution to mass COVID-19 testing. Since the outbreak...
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New COVID-19 insights could improve outcomes for transplant patients

People who have received a solid organ transplant are more likely to suffer from severe COVID-19 infection, new research has found. A team of researchers...
Adapting UVC technology into the UK’s public and private medical sector

Adapting UVC technology into the UK’s public and private medical sector

LumniCleanse provides mobile and practical sterilisation systems, designed to kill 99.9999% of bacteria and viruses. The market for UV products is rapidly expanding; and UVC...
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UVC disinfection technology: Why an industry standard must be set

Following the surge in demand for ultraviolet (UV) disinfection equipment during the pandemic, the International Ultraviolet Association discusses the rise of commercial UVC products...
EU Digital COVID Certificate Regulation enters into application

EU Digital COVID Certificate Regulation enters into application

The EU Digital COVID Certificate Regulation has now entered into application, meaning that EU citizens and residents will be able to have their Digital...
Improving access to effective and safe UVC products

Improving access to effective and safe UVC products

UVC specialist, Finsen Tech, explains how its innovative products are helping to prevent the spread of harmful viruses in healthcare settings and beyond. Finsen Tech...
Innovating wound care: smart dressings with built-in sensors

Innovating wound care: smart dressings with built-in sensors

New smart wound dressings have been developed that have built-in ‘healing’ sensors which glow when a wound is not healing properly. The multifunctional, antimicrobial dressings,...
Precise Rapid Testing: the key to reopening Germany’s economy

Precise Rapid Testing: the key to reopening Germany’s economy

Following the revelation that antigen tests are increasingly inaccurate, XPhyto Therapeutics have the solution, a point-of-care PCR test that yields results in only 25...
Rapid testing and COVID-19 tracking in Europe

Rapid testing and COVID-19 tracking in Europe

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control tells HEQ about the role of COVID-19 testing in preventing the spread of the virus. The European...
£250m funding for adult social care infection control

£250m funding for adult social care infection control

Adult social care in the UK is to receive an extra £250m funding to continue to protect against COVID-19 transmission. A total of £142.5m of...
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Plastic face shields do not protect from aerosols, study finds

New research has shown that surgical face masks are as effective at protecting from aerosols as respirators, but plastic face shields offer little or...
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Phone screens can be used to accurately detect COVID-19

Taking a sample from mobile phone screens is as accurate at testing for COVID-19 as antigen lateral flow tests, new research suggests. The new screening...
UVC disinfection in indoor spaces

UVC disinfection in indoor spaces

Dr Dorit Aviv of the University of Pennsylvania and Dr Jovan Pantelic of KU Leuven tell HEQ about optimising space design to incorporate UVC...
Holiday essentials to keep you safe

Holiday essentials to keep you safe

Zidac’s team of experts recommend four key items to take with you to stay safe on your summer holiday. With summer holidays quickly approaching, many...

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