Clinical Services > Infection Control

Public education needed to stop superbugs

18 May, 2020

The OUTBREAK project will use artificial intelligence to predict superbug outbreaks and model the best way to manage them before they reach the healthcare system.

Repurposing existing drugs for COVID-19

14 May, 2020

Repurposing existing medicines offers more rapid hope of tackling COVID-19 than developing and manufacturing a vaccine, argue an international team of scientists.

Coronavirus-killing tech available to AU businesses

04 May, 2020

Sustainable solutions provider iugis is making UV-C disinfection technology available to commercial markets in Australia and New Zealand.

Baxx Australia Baxx infection control system

01 May, 2020

The Baxx system attacks all bacteria and virus strains that would cause respiratory tract infections.

Airepure NATA testing services for pharmacy areas

01 May, 2020

Airepure technicians can replace HEPA filters within existing hospital pharmaceutical cleanroom installations and perform testing and certification.

Harnessing hydroxyls to purify air

27 April, 2020

Hydroxyls can be reproduced by compact devices to improve air quality and rid the air of airborne pathogens such as respiratory diseases and other bacteria.

Haemoglobin disorders and COVID-19 — what do we know so far?

22 April, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

Preliminary research conducted in Europe has shed light on the risk of COVID-19 complications in patients with common haemoglobin disorders.

COVID-19 and breaking the chain of infection

07 April, 2020 by Professor Ramon Z Shaban*, Dr Cristina Sotomayor-Castillo**, Kaitlyn H Radford^, Jeremy Malik^, Samantha Bell^^

Health professionals and scientists have learned a great deal in the space of weeks and months since this all started in late December 2019.

TGA-approved coronavirus-killing labelling out in force

06 April, 2020

A surface disinfectant produced by Whiteley Corporation is reported to be the first product in Australia to carry the new TGA-approved label claim against the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) virus.

Coronavirus: food safety tips to live by

03 April, 2020 by Andrew Thomson, Think ST Solutions*

With the increase in coronavirus cases around the country, managers of foodservice operations should take steps to reduce the spread of infection and contamination risks.

UV Solutionz High Energy Germicidal UVC Germicidal Technology

01 April, 2020

The technology is used for applications including killing airborne and surface pathogens such as viruses — including coronavirus (COVID-19) — bacteria and moulds.

TGA fast-tracks approval of COVID-19-busting disinfectants

28 March, 2020

The TGA has published amendments to the Standard for Disinfectants and Sanitary Products (TGO 104) to allow listed disinfectants to make validated claims to kill the COVID-19 virus on surfaces.

Indoor air is not coronavirus-ready, Condair reveals

18 March, 2020 by Oliver Zimmermann, CEO, Condair Group

A lack of humidity control regulations for public buildings will have a subsequent impact on possible coronavirus transmission and health.

How effective are infection control techniques at reducing COVID-19 transmission?

18 March, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

Infection control measures like handwashing, wearing masks, protective clothing or gloves, are widely endorsed as a means of curbing the spread of COVID-19. But just how effective are they at reducing transmission of the virus?

Coating reduces catheter pain and infection risk

06 March, 2020

Users of urinary catheters will benefit from significantly reduced pain and infection risk thanks to a new antimicrobial coating.

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