Contamination Detection and Control

Researchers at the University of Illinois are contributing to the development of more environmentally friendly catalysts for the production of plastic and resin precursors that are often derived from fossil fuels. The key to their technique comes...
by University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
1:14pm
6.7.2017
Electrochemical technique can remove even tiny amounts of contamination.
by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office
11:05am
5.10.2017
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Imagine wearing clothes with layers of paper that protect you from dangerous bacteria.
by Todd B. Bates, Rutgers University
10:21am
5.2.2017
Researchers have identified a compensatory mechanism in bacteria that might be used in the future as a new therapeutic target against multi-drug resistant bacteria.
by Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência
11:03am
4.19.2017
Treating infections to disrupt bacteria.
by Nova Southeastern University
11:41am
4.13.2017
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By identifying the detailed structure of the protein complex used by bacteria, the scientists gained insights into the ability of these microorganisms to detect even small changes in the environment and adapt to them.
by MIPT
10:15am
4.10.2017
A new class of carbon nanotubes could be the next-generation clean-up crew for toxic sludge and contaminated water.
by Susan Gawlowicz, Rochester Institute of Technology
11:41am
4.3.2017
Contamination of various origins seems to find its way into even the most meticulous cleanrooms.
by Jennifer Nunes, UltraTape
5:17pm
3.27.2017
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The pharmaceutical industry is slow to change, even when new technologies are superior to the methods that are currently being used. One of the areas that shows this is the practices used for the cleaning and disinfection of cleanrooms.
by Jeanne Moldenhauer, Excellent Pharma Consulting Inc.; and Brian G. Hubka, Contamination Prevention Technologies Inc.
5:11pm
3.27.2017
This morning, a jury handed down its verdict in the trial of the former co-owner and president of a pharmaceutical center blamed for a deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak.
11:54am
3.22.2017
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Closing arguments have been made, and now it’s up to a federal jury whether to convict the former president of the New England Compounding Center of murder.
12:00am
3.21.2017
A bacteria-trapping material developed from wood is now being tested for use as a water purification filter. The aim is to use it in places where there is no infrastructure or clean water supply.
by KTH Royal Institute of Technology
12:04pm
3.20.2017
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A new class of compounds can treat MRSA skin infections in mice with no signs of acute toxicity, and no signs that the bacteria would develop resistance to them after many applications.
by American Chemical Society
11:45am
3.20.2017
Environmental biologists have developed novel biosensors that enable pharmaceutical products to be detected more effectively in water.
by University of Tübingen
10:38am
3.9.2017
The federal murder trial of a pharmacist who oversaw a contaminated cleanroom continues, as experts testified about unsanitary cleanroom conditions and contaminated drug vials.
12:18pm
2.28.2017
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The research could advance the discovery of antibiotics with a novel mechanism of action that will attack key bacterial toxins.
by Kevin Hattori, American Technion Society
11:32am
2.24.2017
A new antibiotic, produced by bacteria found on a species of African ant, is very potent against antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” like MRSA, according to scientists.
by University of East Anglia
4:48pm
2.15.2017
It is claimed that the outer layer of human skin can host up to one million microorganisms per square cm and human saliva up to one billion per square mL.
by Michael Rodd, M+W Products
4:30pm
2.15.2017
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Correct cleaning solution formulations, along with applicable pre- and post-cleaning procedures, are an important part of compliance with QC and QA standards.
by Robert Sandor, Ph.D., Tovatech LLC
12:37pm
2.15.2017
Biophysicists use quantitative approaches from physics to understand biology.
by The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
11:29am
2.10.2017
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Managing a pilot program involves many cleaning and contamination control challenges.
by Barbara Kanegsberg and Ed Kanegsberg, BFK Solutions LLC
10:23am
2.10.2017
The device could aid people lacking drinking water and those affected by natural disasters.
by Cory Nealon, University at Buffalo
11:45am
2.7.2017
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Teixobactin has been hailed as a “game-changer” in the fight against antimicrobial resistance. The researchers are the first in the world to document the molecular make-up of the antibiotic.
by University of Lincoln
11:21am
1.31.2017
Soon, in virtually every hospital, it will be possible to identify the bacterial species responsible for an infection developing in a patient in a matter of just a few minutes.
by Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences
11:24am
1.25.2017
Researchers have developed a soy-based air filter that can capture toxic chemicals, such as carbon monoxide and formaldehyde, that current air filters can’t.
by Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture, Washington State University
11:20am
1.16.2017
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The trial of two pharmacists who oversaw a compounding center deemed responsible for a deadly meningitis outbreak continues this week, with a government doctor comparing the crisis to the devastating Ebola outbreak in Africa.
12:55pm
1.11.2017
Researchers have developed a new light-activated antimicrobial material for use in the fight against the most common hospital infections.
by Asociacion RUVID
11:18am
1.11.2017
The tip-and-pour method, as well as poorly designed pumps, can expose workers to injury and companies to significant financial losses.
by Del Williams
12:26pm
12.28.2016
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The period between Thanksgiving and Christmas can be a busy one for cleaning contractors. This means that the typical cleaning routine — and, along with it, the cleaning solutions and supplies normally used — can be in for some big changes.
by National Service Alliance
11:48am
12.20.2016
A simple, inexpensive attachment could help to expand testing to regions with limited resources.
by Matthew Chin, UCLA
4:52pm
12.15.2016
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X-ray study explores atomic structure of tiny traps for heavy metals.
by Glenn Roberts Jr., Berkeley Lab
10:34am
11.30.2016
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