Healthcare’s Fountain of Youth

Oct 27, 2015

The medical revolution is creating the prospect of much longer – and healthier – lives. But achieving the full benefits requires better logistics. Undeniably, aging populations, chronic diseases and ongoing constraints on public finances are presenting significant challenges to healthcare systems in Europe. Daniel Gagnon of UPS focuses on healthcare. ...

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Contact Killing on Copper Surfaces: From Lab to Application

Oct 27, 2015

As evidence grows for the key role of the environment in the spread of infection, the selection of materials for hygiene-sensitive environments is moving up the agenda, and copper is leading the way with unmatched efficacy against headline-making pathogens. This article provides an update on the expanding evidence base – from laboratory experiments to clinical trials – and illustrates the growing adoption in healthcare and other sectors. Angela Vessey, of Copper Development Association, guides us from the laboratory to application, focusing on the usage of copper. ...

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Rapid and Traditional Methods in the Contract Microbiology Laboratory

Oct 27, 2015

In the world of contract testing, we are bound by regulatory guidelines and high client expectations. We perform the necessary safety and performance testing of pharmaceutical and medical device products that will be used by the general public. It is therefore vital that we work to prescribed guidelines, with our performance under constant review through audits by regulatory bodies and our clients. Lynne Murdoch at Wickham Laboratories Limited explains rapid and traditional methods in the contract microbiology laboratory. ...

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