Swine flu outbreak threatens pandemic

The 2009 swine flu outbreak is the spread of a new strain of H1N1 influenza virus that began in March of 2009.

Minimising the spread of deadly Hendra virus

Groundbreaking CSIRO research into how the deadly Hendra virus spreads promises to save the lives of both horses and humans in the future.

New non-antibiotic drugs

Lack of an adequate amount of the mineral phosphate can turn a common bacterium into a killer, according to research soon to be published.

Micorbial resistance battle continues

The innate ability of microbes to evade containment and destruction by drugs through rapid reproduction and genetic mutation is exacerbated by the overuse and misuse of existing antimicrobial drugs.

Events in lupus

Systemic lupus erythematosus, commonly known as lupus, can affect nearly any part of the body, including the joints, skin, kidneys, heart, nervous system, and brain.

Spread of pandemic influenza

Influenza is a viral infection that primarily spreads via fluid droplets from an infected person as coughs and sneezes to others nearby.

Predictability, epidemic pathways in global outbreaks

The global spread of the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) epidemic has clearly shown the importance of considering the long-range transportation networks in the understanding of emerging diseases outbreaks.

Pathological Clues to How the SARS Virus Kills

Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) first emerged in Guangdong Province, China, in November 2002.

Diversified isolator system for critical process steps

Barrier isolators separate the operator from the process and the products. The ARIS is a high quality, state of the art, barrier system, for...

Software automates creation of risk assessment reports

A new software tool has been developed that automates the creation of Risk Assessments and also greatly eases the burden of keeping them up...

Keyless organisation for lockers

The Schulte-Schlagbaum AG offers two solutions for the keyless organisation of lockers and safes in laboratory facilities.

Steam filling system packages puddings

Aseptic packaging processes are the best possible answer to increased demand for longer shelf lives without affecting the quality of products not stored in refrigerated conditions.

Lab tests materials

Community reference laboratory for food packaging ensures chemicals used in products do not affect human health.

Isolator technology: key role in screening and production

When lives are at risk, there is no room for compromise. Isolators play a vital role when humans need to handle pharmaceuticals or pathogens.

New ultra-low-residue biocide available for RABS

When carrying out applications in very high grade areas, such as Grade A and B cleanrooms, or the outer areas of RAB Systems, the highest quality of product is required.

Make sure closed system trigger sprays are validated

Karen Rossington takes a closer look at the risks of a trigger spray disinfectant delivery system.

Making sense of relative humidity in the cleanroom environment

Maintaining optimum environmental conditions, such as humidity and temperature, is essential for any workspace, but particularly so for a cleanroom environment.
Of these parameters, relative humidity (RH) is one of the most...

Market bouncing back faster than expected

In February, the McIlvaine 2006 world forecast for cleanroom hardware and consumables was $9.1bn.

Ultrasonic fogging system aids cleanroom decontamination

How to reduce water consumption and yet maintain, or even increase, effectiveness during decontamination showers is a challenge that has recently taken a significant step forward. Sean Ottewell reports.

Step-by-step selection of cleanroom disinfectants

Within a critical environment, cleanliness is of utmost importance and nowhere is more critical than an area where intravenous drugs are prepared or developed. Karen Rossington reports.




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