Posts Categorized: Pathogen

The Science of ATP Monitoring

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Animal Drinking Water Cleaning Systems, Bacteria, Biomedical Research, Clinical, Companion Animal Care, Detection & Monitoring Products, Food Processing, Industry, Pharmaceutical Production, Sanitation, Surface Tags:

What is ATP? Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is a chemical produced in all living cells. Its presence on a surface is an indication of organic contamination. That contamination can come from human contact, bacterial presence or some other form of organic residue. The amount of ATP remaining on a cleaned surface is a direct indication of

Are You Doing All You Can to Prevent Bronchoscope Infection?

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Bacteria, Pathogen, Sanitation, Uncategorized

Increase in Bronchoscope-Related HAI on the Rise: An increased frequency of infections caused by bronchoscopes contaminated by multidrug-resistant P. aeruginosa and Klebsiella pneumoniae have been published during the past few years (ICT, CDC.gov, NCBI.nlm.nih.gov). These recent outbreaks of HAI’s prompted the FDA to issue an official Safety Communication about microbial transmission and infection associated with

Choosing the RIght Disinfectant

How Do I Choose the Right Disinfectant?

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Disinfectants, Pathogen Looking for the right disinfectant for your research or healthcare facility? Trying to determine how to choose the right disinfectant for research or life sciences? Looking for the right disinfectant for a vivarium or lab? When choosing a disinfectant or sterilant for your laboratory, it’s important to understand the attributes of each individual disinfectant, as

Poliovirus is on the Rise, but We’ve Got Your Back

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The World Health Organization has been clear that Polio cases are on the rise, and that “risk of international spread of poliovirus remains a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).” So, depending on your facility needs, finding a disinfectant that has the Poliovirus claim may be important. The global drive to wipe out the virus

Have Sick Research Animals? 5 Tips for Better Disinfection!

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Animal Drinking Water Cleaning Systems, Bacteria, Biomedical Research, Companion Animal Care, Detection & Monitoring Products, Equipment Cleaning Products, Mold, Uncategorized, Viruses

1. Know your Pathogens. Different disinfectants offer different levels of efficacy and knowing which bacteria and viruses your facility is most likely to encounter will help you know which disinfectant to use. For example, as you can see by filtering our chemical products by efficacy claims, Canine Distemper Virus has a completely different set of recommended products

What is wrong with Bleach?

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Bacteria, Biomedical Research, Bleach, Clinical, Companion Animal Care, Food Processing, Industry, Mold, Pathogen, Pharmaceutical Production, Viruses

What is Bleach? The most common chlorine products are aqueous solutions of 4% to 6% sodium hypochlorite, which are readily available as “household bleach”. Bleach has a broad spectrum of antimicrobial activity, is unaffected by water hardness, is inexpensive and has a low incidence of serious toxicity. However, bleach has a host of drawbacks which should

We’re officially announcing our Expanded Lab Services!

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Air, Animal Drinking Water Cleaning Systems, Aquatics, Bacteria, Biomedical Research, Companion Animal Care, Detection & Monitoring Products, Food Processing, Industry, Pathogen, Pharmaceutical Production, Surface, Uncategorized

We’re officially announcing our Expanded Lab Services! In an effort to meet the ever-increasing needs of our growing customer base, we’re excited to announce that we have expanded our environmental monitoring capabilities! Whether you have a mystery pathogen in your facility, or just need third-party validation, we can help. We have a few different ways that we can