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Effective strategies for killing coronavirus on surfaces

The novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has the ability to survive on surfaces for long periods of time. This varies with the type of surfaces and the number of viral particles. Different disinfectants will kill the virus, as we find out.

Essential Science: Killing bacteria with new biocide mist

The elimination of pathogenic bacteria is a key part of contamination control. However, many disinfectants are either not available in vapor form or they are harmful to users. A new ‘breathable mist’ offers a solution.

New procedure for making medical devices safer

Bethesda - In an effort to cut down on the risk of superbug infections tied to a medical device used in hospitals, Olympus America has issued new protocols for cleaning duodenoscopes, which have been implicated in several recent outbreaks.

Astronauts figure out how to clean the ISS

Houston - Cleaning and controlling debris on a space station is tricky work. Microgravity can turn gasses, dust, fluids and sharp objects into a floating hazard. A science team have come up with a solution.

Plasma, an antibiotic alternative?

Plasmas, by effectively destroying many bacteria, constitute an alternative to chemical disinfectants and potentially to antibiotics. A new report charts how this might happen.
 

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Presenter Rachel Blount shows how ultraviolet light can be used to effectively screen surfaces for c...
Presenter Rachel Blount shows how ultraviolet light can be used to effectively screen surfaces for contamination.
The presenters show the delegates how to fit mop heads to mops  before carrying out controlled disin...
The presenters show the delegates how to fit mop heads to mops, before carrying out controlled disinfection using the triple bucket technique.
A pharmacy technician learns the correct procedure for disinfecting a vial of medicine.
A pharmacy technician learns the correct procedure for disinfecting a vial of medicine.
Front cover of  Guide to Cleaning & Disinfecting Cleanrooms’ by Tim Sandle
Front cover of 'Guide to Cleaning & Disinfecting Cleanrooms’ by Tim Sandle
A person practices the application of a disinfectant onto a cleaning cloth.
A person practices the application of a disinfectant onto a cleaning cloth.
A cleanroom operator undertaking the Pharmig training on cleaning and disinfection.
A cleanroom operator undertaking the Pharmig training on cleaning and disinfection.
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Demonstrator Matt Clokey shows a delegate how best to perform transfer disinfection.
Demonstrator Matt Clokey shows a delegate how best to perform transfer disinfection.

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