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Stella System: disinfection made simple

24 September, 2020

Hospitals and clinics must look to find innovative solutions that are standardised and regulatory approved to allow for timely reprocessing of reusable medical devices.

Cutting through the dirt on disinfectants

16 September, 2020

How to make the best decision for your environment — through COVID-19 and beyond.

Queensland and Oxford: a tale of two vaccine agreements

08 September, 2020

CSL Limited has signed a heads of agreement for the supply of UQ's COVID-19 vaccine candidate and another to manufacture Oxford University's candidate.

Face shields: providing additional layers of protection

07 September, 2020 by Leon Suter

Face shields are comfortable to wear — they're also re-usable, and can easily be disassembled and cleaned with most cleaning products.

How to evaluate masks and avoid fake products

04 September, 2020

The Australian market has been flooded by poor quality masks that don't provide adequate protection for healthcare workers. How do you spot a fake?

Clinical trial phases explained

03 September, 2020 by Associate Professor Paul Griffin*

Associate Professor Paul Griffin explains the different phases of the clinical trial process.

Newmarch House findings released

26 August, 2020

The Australian Government has released findings from the investigation into the spread of COVID-19 at Sydney aged-care facility Newmarch House.

CSIRO welcomes Oxford vaccine agreement

21 August, 2020

CSIRO has welcomed the Australian Government's agreement with AstraZeneca, which will give Australians access to the University of Oxford's COVID-19 vaccine.

Global concern over Russian vaccine announcement

17 August, 2020

Australian experts have responded to reports that Russia has approved a COVID-19 vaccine known as Sputnik V for widespread use after less than two months of human testing.

PPE unmasked: Australia's healthcare workers are inadequately protected

12 August, 2020 by Alicia Dennis, University of Melbourne and Jane L Whitelaw, University of Wollongong for The Conversation

National guidance needs to be urgently updated to reflect safest practice and acknowledge what we're learning about the airborne spread of the virus.

Woman acquires impetigo in "unclean" quarantine hotel

10 August, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

A woman in her 30s claims to have acquired impetigo, a contagious skin infection, during her stay at a quarantine hotel in Sydney.

Looking around the world and around the corner in COVID-19 research

05 August, 2020

In the midst of COVID-19, we ignore global collaboration and creative innovation at our peril

Sniffer dogs train to detect COVID-19

04 August, 2020

Researchers at the University of Adelaide are working with international partners to train sniffer dogs to detect COVID-19.

Derungs UV Steriliser

01 August, 2020

Derungs' UV Steriliser delivers high-energy UV-C radiation to destroy virus and bacteria DNA and can be used wherever immediate sterilisation is required for better hygiene.

Veolia supports COVID-19 clinical waste collection in Melbourne

01 August, 2020

Veolia has been collecting, transporting and treating clinical waste streams generated at the COVID-19 testing site at Melbourne Showgrounds.

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