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Study examines ideal surface damage testing protocol

15 July, 2020 by Peter Teska, John Howarter, Haley Oliver, Jim Gauthier, Kay Bixler, Xiaobao Li

With increased disinfection for COVID-19, facilities need to consider surface damage to medical devices.

Characteristics of an ideal surface damage testing protocol study — extract

14 July, 2020 by Peter Teska, MBA (Diversey, Inc.), John Howarter, PhD, (Purdue University), Haley Oliver, PhD, (Purdue University), Jim Gauthier, CIC, (Diversey Inc), Kay Bixler, (Diversey, Inc.), Xiaobao Li, PhD, (Diversey, Inc.)

With increased disinfection for COVID-19, have you considered the surface damage to your medical devices?

Australian-developed COVID-19 vaccine could be ready early 2021

13 July, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

Adelaide-based company Vaxine says it could have a COVID-19 vaccine ready as soon as early 2021.

'Protective' box a potential infection risk to healthcare workers

13 July, 2020

An Australian study has shown that aerosol boxes designed to protect healthcare workers from COVID-19 can actually increase their exposure to airborne particles that carry the virus.

UniPrint antimicrobial film for coronavirus protection

10 July, 2020

UniPrint's antimicrobial film has recently passed certification that proves its efficiency in combating the viral load of coronaviruses.

Perth COVID-19 vaccine trial kicks off

08 July, 2020

More than 4000 people are taking part in a groundbreaking COVID-19 vaccine trial at Perth's Linear Clinical Research.

Scientists' plea: we can't ignore airborne spread of COVID-19

08 July, 2020

A group of scientists from varying disciplines around the world have appealed to world health authorities to mitigate indoor airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2.

Whiteley Corporation Viraclean hospital-grade disinfectant

01 July, 2020

The infection-control product is designed to defend against SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19), which may be present on healthcare surfaces.

New nanosponge technology may stop COVID-19 in its tracks

30 June, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

Scientists at UC San Diego may have found a way to neutralise SARS-CoV-2 and block it from infecting human lungs and other vital organs.

The risk of infection via surfaces and the new coronavirus

30 June, 2020

Whiteley Corporation is exploring improved hygiene and safe disinfectants through world best practice research and development.

Pandemic shows it's time for an Australian Centre for Disease Control

30 June, 2020 by Adam Kamradt-Scott, University of Sydney and Katrina Roper, Australian National University

The proposal for an AusCDC has been debated for at least the past 33 years.

The importance of surface cleaning

23 June, 2020

The rate of healthcare-associated infections can be significantly reduced through effective infection prevention and control.

Second wave of COVID-19 a concern, experts say

17 June, 2020 by Αmy Sarcevic

Australian healthcare workers are being warned about the prospect of another spike in coronavirus cases.

Reduce unused containers to stop mosquito breeding, say researchers

11 June, 2020

Reducing the number of unused containers lying around could be an efficient and effective means of mosquito control.

Adenovirus vector vaccines unlikely to win fight against COVID-19

04 June, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

A vaccine expert has dashed hopes of an adenovirus vector-based COVID‑19 vaccine — claiming it is unlikely to be effective and, if so, unsafe.

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