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6 04, 2016

Error-Free Pipetting in Laboratories – Choose High Quality Instruments

By |April 6th, 2016|Pipettes|Comments Off on Error-Free Pipetting in Laboratories – Choose High Quality Instruments

Pipetting is a basic function in the laboratory that requires careful handling of precise volumes of liquid. Error-free pipetting is very important for obtaining quality results. Air displacement and positive displacement pipettes are two types available. Air displacement units are generally used with aqueous solutions such as buffers, diluted acids or alkalis. This device is [...]

9 12, 2015

Measures to Promote Safety in Clinical Laboratories

By |December 9th, 2015|Clinical Laboratories|Comments Off on Measures to Promote Safety in Clinical Laboratories

Lab testing is the standard part of diagnosing various types of diseases. However, the laboratory can be a hazardous environment to work in unless there are appropriate safety policies and procedures in place. The emergence of highly infectious diseases such as Ebola, hepatitis and HIV, has made health and safety in clinical laboratories an increasingly [...]

23 11, 2015

Study: Finger Prick Blood Test Results Vary From Drop To Drop

By |November 23rd, 2015|Blood Testing|Comments Off on Study: Finger Prick Blood Test Results Vary From Drop To Drop

In addition to being patient-friendly, fingerprick blood tests are an important tool for health care providers. They frequently used in point-of-care and low-resource settings. However, a Rice University study has found that fingerprick test results can vary significantly from drop to drop. The researchers say that at least six to nine drops of blood are [...]

22 10, 2015

International Infection Prevention Week – October 18-24, 2015

By |October 22nd, 2015|Disinfectants, International Infection Prevention|Comments Off on International Infection Prevention Week – October 18-24, 2015

International Infection Prevention Week is observed during the third week of October each year. The aim of this annual campaign is to raise interest in and awareness about infection prevention. Health acquired infections (HAIs) are a major complication of hospital care. HAIs may be caused by any infectious agent, including bacteria, fungi, and viruses, as [...]

14 10, 2014

Doctors Calling EV-D68 Enterovirus More Dangerous than Ebola

By |October 14th, 2014|Ebola, Infectious Diseases|Comments Off on Doctors Calling EV-D68 Enterovirus More Dangerous than Ebola

The nation is grappling with an outbreak of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), which has affected nearly 700 people in 46 states and the District of Columbia from mid-August to October 10, 2014. Infectious diseases physicians are calling EV-D68 even more dangerous than Ebola. Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) causes respiratory illness. Symptoms range from fever, runny nose, sneezing, [...]

18 09, 2014

Study Finds Hospital Elevator Buttons a Hidden Source of Bacteria

By |September 18th, 2014|Disinfectants, Lab Equipment|Comments Off on Study Finds Hospital Elevator Buttons a Hidden Source of Bacteria

Cross-contamination is a prevalent problem, mainly in hospitals. According to recent reports from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), hospital-acquired infections now affect one in 25 patients. A new Sunnybrook-led study of three large urban hospitals finds that elevator buttons are more likely to be colonized by bacteria than toilet surfaces. Published [...]

19 08, 2014

Global Sterilization Equipment and Disinfectant Market to Reach USD 9.15 Billion in 2019

By |August 19th, 2014|Disinfectants|Comments Off on Global Sterilization Equipment and Disinfectant Market to Reach USD 9.15 Billion in 2019

Disinfection and sterilization of patient-care items and equipment is key to infection control in hospitals, medical offices, laboratories, and pharmaceutical cleanrooms. A new report published by Transparency Market Research forecasts that the global sterilization equipment and disinfectants market that was valued at $5.13 billion in 2012, will grow at a CAGR of 8.5 percent during [...]

11 07, 2014

Inactivate Microorganisms Using Metrex CaviWipes

By |July 11th, 2014|CaviWipes, Disinfectants|Comments Off on Inactivate Microorganisms Using Metrex CaviWipes

Contamination of environmental surfaces in labs and hospitals lead to the transmission of several healthcare-associated pathogens. Studies show that healthcare-associated infections (HAI) remain one of the largest threats to patient morbidity and mortality in the United States. According to the CDC healthcare-associated infection (HAI) prevalence survey report, about 1 in 25 hospital patients has at [...]

14 12, 2013

Buying and Using Clinical Disinfectants

By |December 14th, 2013|CaviWipes, Disinfectants|Comments Off on Buying and Using Clinical Disinfectants

Things to note while buying and using clinical disinfectants are explained in this blog. Buy CaviCide disinfectants from Metrex!

10 08, 2013

Use Disinfectants Correctly to Prevent Microbial Cross-Contamination

By |August 10th, 2013|CaviWipes, Disinfectants|Comments Off on Use Disinfectants Correctly to Prevent Microbial Cross-Contamination

Effective use of disinfectants prevents microbial infections and microbial cross-contamination; guidelines for the prevention of microbial infections.