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Next-Generation Hemostatic Dressing Available for Military Emergencies

...cian and former Major, U.S. Army. In testing, ChitoGauze demonstrated antibacterial properties against a wide range of microorganisms, including MRSA, vre and Acinetobacter Baumannii. HemCon's proprietary manufacturing process and the natural, unique characteristics of chitosan together create the ...

Next-Generation Hemostatic Dressing Available for Military Emergencies

...cian and former Major, U.S. Army. In testing, ChitoGauze demonstrated antibacterial properties against a wide range of microorganisms, including MRSA, vre and Acinetobacter Baumannii. HemCon's proprietary manufacturing process and the natural, unique characteristics of chitosan together create the ...

Newly Patented Sterilization/Disinfection Method Reduces Risk of Microorganism Growth on Hard Surfaces

...onds, WA 98026 "Advanced Vapor Technologies LLC provides a 'water-only' steam vapor process, scientifically proven to rapidly eradicate MRSA, vre and C. difficile spores and much more. This process is safer and faster than chemical disinfectants, non-consumptive, while using green, clean techno...

Swine Flu Pandemic Causes Public Concerns About Hand Sanitizers

...g with an effective hand sanitizer is critical to minimize the spread of germs during illness outbreaks, such as the H1N1 Influenza (Swine Flu), MRSA, vre & C.diff. Fresh Protect Natural Skin Sanitizers (Fresh Protect) kill 99.99% of germs without the use of alcohol. They are designed for hospi...

Derma Sciences Announces First Commercial Sales of BIOGUARD(TM) Barrier Dressings

... 7.44 (>99.99999%) Listeria monocytogenes 6.97 (>99.9999%) Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus faecium: vre 5.20 (>99.999%) Serratia marescens 6.21 (>99.9999%) Klebsiella pneumoniae ...

Reducing Costs, Not Care: Medical Travel to New Zealand Can Help Alleviate Rising U.S. Healthcare Expenses for Insurers and Self-funded Employers

... lowest in the world, ranking the 10th lowest out of 62 countries. The U.S. ranks 24th. New Zealand also has low rates for the superbugs - MRSA and vre as well as HIV. Its blood supply is considered among the safest in the world. "New Zealand is sophisticated, diverse and multicultural, but i...

Environmental Cleaning Intervention Reduces Transmission of Multidrug-Resistant Organisms in ICUs

...ght. "Although the risk of acquiring MRSA and vre is already low, this study suggests that there are...utine admission and weekly screenings for MRSA and vre were conducted during both periods providing a sys...he intervention. Of the 1,291 patients exposed to vre prior to the intervention, 4.5% acquired...

3 Steps Might Help Stop MRSA's Spread

...tions are transmitted by touching nearby surfaces. vre is another dangerous antibiotic-resistant pathogen...e that a different method will be needed to reduce vre infections. "This suggests that cleaning measur...f multi-drug-resistant organisms, such as MRSA and vre in high-risk patient care areas, such as the ICU,"...

Sterifide Laboratories to Launch 'Powered by SDC' OneShot Plus Disinfectant and Deodorizer

...boratories' OneShot Plus product line. OneShot Plus DD eliminates MRSA and vre in only 2 minutes. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/200601...der to add the SDC-based disinfectant as a powerful weapon against MRSA and vre to our OneShot Plus line of products. We are first marketing OneShot Plus ...

SafetyTies Keep Getting Safer: Newest Neckties Reduce the Spread of Germs and Stylishly Feature the Microbes They Fight

...es in a fun, creative way." As part of SafetyTies' doctor-themed collection, both the HAI Microbe and Microbe Modern include patterns of MRSA, vre and C. difficile. HAI Microbe has a more classic, traditional appearance, while the Microbe Modern is more contemporary with large, aqua bacterium. Bo...
VRE in Medical Technology

Cepheid Announces CE IVD Release of First On-Demand Test for van A/van B Genes Most Associated With Hospital-Acquired VRE Infection

CE IVD Menu Expanded to Eight On-Demand Tests for Use on the GeneXpert(R) System SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD) today announced the release of Xpert(TM) vanA/vanB as a European CE IVD Mark product under the European Dir...

Anpath Group, Inc. Announces Addition of MRSA and VRE Claims for Its EnviroTru(R) Disinfectant

MOORESVILLE, N.C., June 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Anpath Group, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ANPG), reported today that its wholly owned subsidiary, EnviroSystems, Inc. (ESI) announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) accepted its submission to add additional claims to its di...

Oritavancin Demonstrates Potent and Rapid In Vitro Activity Against MRSA, VRE and Other Strains of Resistant Bacteria

CHICAGO, Sept. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Targanta Therapeutics Corporation today released detailed data from completed studies comparing the in vitro activity of its lead antibiotic drug candidate, oritavancin, to that of other antibiotics against a variety of susceptible and resistant strains of gra...

Enanta Initiates Phase 1 Study on EDP-322, an Oral Antibiotic With Activity Against Hospital- and Community-Acquired MRSA

...cyclolides posses a reengineered back-bone structure of traditional macrolide antibiotics. The discovery of Bicyclolide effectiveness against MRSA and vre infections is part of Enanta's broad antibiotic research program. Enanta has applied several research strategies to develop these new classes of antib...

April 16th Congressional Hearing on Hospital Infections

...ould mean 880,000 victims a year. That's from one superbug. Imagine the number of infections from bacteria of all kinds, including such killers as vre (vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus) and C. diff (Clostridium difficile). Dr. Julie Gerberding, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevent...

Enanta Reports New Macrolide-Related Drug Class, Bicyclolides, to Combat Hospital and Community Acquired Superbug Infections, Including MRSA

... include the potential for oral and intravenous administration and limited side-effects. The discovery of Bicyclolides' effectiveness against MRSA and vre infections is part of Enanta's broad antibiotic research program. Enanta has applied several research strategies to develop these new classes of antib...
VRE in Medical Products

Culture, VRE

Description: ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in innovative laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu of highly complex and unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of Utah, ARUP Laboratories' client...
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3M Avagard D Instant Hand Antiseptic with Moisturizers

Features:... Waterless hand antiseptic Effective against MRSA and vre antibiotic-resistant bacteria Unique rich emollient base ...
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VRE in Biological News

Environmental cleaning intervention reduces transmission of multidrug-resistant organisms in ICUs

...t Irvine. "Although the risk of acquiring MRSA and vre is already low, this study suggests that there are...utine admission and weekly screenings for MRSA and vre were conducted during both periods providing a sys...he intervention. Of the 1,291 patients exposed to vre prior to the intervention, 4.5% acquired...

Nanotechnology boosts war on superbugs

..., Director of the LCN. "According to the Health Protection Agency, during 2007 there were around 7,000 cases of MRSA and more than a thousand cases of vre in England alone. In recent decades the introduction of new antibiotics has slowed to a trickle but without effective new drugs the number of these fa...

Transmission of antibiotic-resistant bacteria linked to previous intensive care unit room occupants

...ho did not test positive for that bacteria (4.5 percent vs. 2.8 percent for vre and 3.9 percent vs. 2.9 percent for MRSA). The excess risk associated with...ve cleaning of 94 rooms vacated by MRSA carriers and of 59 rooms vacated by vre carriers." Though the number of cases attributed to previous room occu...

Scientists re-engineer a well-known antibiotic to counter drug resistance

...ent of this wall. Drug resistance results when the vre actually alters these cell-wall components, interf...ium. According to the Centers for Disease Control, vre were first reported in 1986, nearly 30 years after...sults, Boger added, suggest that no matter how the vre altered the cell wall component, it was still sens...
VRE in Biological Technology

AdvanDx's PNA FISH(TM) Test Shown to Reduce Mortality by 42% for Patients With Hospital-Acquired Enterococcus faecium Bloodstream Infections

...Patients with E. faecalis by PNA FISH were to be given ampicillin, while patients with other enterococci, including E. faecium, and at "high risk" for vre were to be given linezoid, a newer anti-VRE antibiotic. At the end of the study, data on characteristics, therapy and outcomes between the Pre-PNA FIS...

MIGENIX Corporate Update and Requisition of Special Meeting

...401 indicate a highly competitive intravenous agent for treating serious gram positive infections (including the highly publicized resistant bacteria, vre and MRSA). Activities in the program are currently focused on manufacturing and advancing the program to an IND/CTA for clinical development by late 2...

Skin & Aging Article Finds Derma Sciences MEDIHONEY(TM) Helps to Promote Healing Where Antibiotics Fail

... Researchers Work in-vitro on MRSA, vre and other multi-resistant organisms PRINCETON, N.J., May 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Derma Sciences (OTC Bulletin Board: DSCI), a provider of advanc...

ICBS acquires 30% interest in Bacteria Bank Ltd.

...bility testing of new antibiotics against specific and emerging pathogens such as MRSA ( Methicillin resistant Staphyloccocus aureus), vre ( Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus). 3. susceptibility testing against a wide array of Gram negative agents ( E. coli, Salmonella, shig...

PURE Bioscience to Present at Biocom Investors Conference

...g 24-hour residual protection against standard indicator bacteria and a 2-minute kill claim on MRSA (Methicillin- resistant Staphylococcus aureus) and vre (Vancomycin resistant Enterococcus faecium). Moreover, SDC-based disinfectants pose little if any health hazards because they are odorless, colorless,...
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