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MD&M East: Silver platelets key to new antimicrobial approach

Friday, June 14th, 2013 | Permalink

Technologies to attack hospital infections are continuing to advance, including one that will be on display next week at MD&M East in Philadelphia Infinity Compounding Corp. (Logan Township, NJ), is launching a new line of antimicrobial concentrates and compounds at MD&M East. The new Inhibit antimicrobial additives are based on silver functionalized clay and prevent growth of bacteria, fungus and other microorganisms in a variety of applications. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  MD&M East antimicrobial read more

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Smart catheter detects, kills infections

Thursday, May 16th, 2013 | Permalink

A new “smart catheter” senses the start of an infection and automatically releases an anti-bacterial substance. It is being tested at the University of Michigan in an effort to stop catheter-related blood and urinary tract infections. Dipankar Koley , the principal researcher on the project, said the technology can be applied to catheters inserted into blood vessels and the urinary tract. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  medical plastics catheters HAI read more

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New polymer material could serve as anti-bacterial medical coating

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012 | Permalink

The breakthrough, they believe, could lead to a significant reduction in hospital infections and medical device failures, a problem which currently costs the NHS £1billion a year. New polymer material could serve as anti …

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New Fact sheet: HIV Expanded Testing Program

Monday, August 22nd, 2011 | Permalink

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1,178,350 Americans are living with HIV; of those, approximately 240,000 are unaware of their HIV-positive status. Increasing the number of persons who are aware of their status is a critical strategy for preventing HIV infections. As of 2008, over half a million African Americans are estimated to be infected with HIV, with 21.4% undiagnosed. To increase awareness of HIV status, CDC established the Expanded Testing Initiative (ETI), under which three programs have been launched.

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Updated Information: Updated HIV Incidence Numbers

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011 | Permalink

HIV incidence is the measure of new HIV infections in a given period. In recent years, CDC has used new technology and methodology to more directly measure the number of new HIV infections in the United States.

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