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Is hypochlorous acid key to reducing coronavirus risk? Special

One tool for battling coronavirus may rest with a computerized device that creates a hypoallergenic healthcare-grade disinfectant, TK60 and a multi-surface cleaner, FC+ through a patented electrolysis process.

Op-Ed: Coronavirus — New alert over substandard hand sanitizers

Hand sanitization step has taken on additional importance during the coronavirus pandemic. But many products are substandard. What needs to be looked out for in terms of product selection?

Heating can help to disinfect N95 face masks

In an ideal world, face masks intended for single use are used for single use purposes. However, in cases of short supply, alternative mechanisms are being considered. Of different measures, heating can be partially effective.

Op-Ed: Coronavirus, surface survival and disinfection

Following on from last week’s video about masks and coronavirus - and the importance of preserving masks for healthcare workers during periods of short supply – this new review looks at coronavirus surface survival and disinfection.

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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Demonstrator Matt Clokey shows a delegate how best to perform transfer disinfection.
Demonstrator Matt Clokey shows a delegate how best to perform transfer disinfection.
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.
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.
A person practices the application of a disinfectant onto a cleaning cloth.
A person practices the application of a disinfectant onto a cleaning cloth.
Hand gel — used to protect against COVID-19.
Hand gel — used to protect against COVID-19.
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.
Front cover of  Guide to Cleaning & Disinfecting Cleanrooms’ by Tim Sandle
Front cover of 'Guide to Cleaning & Disinfecting Cleanrooms’ by Tim Sandle
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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An emergency response kit to deal with a coronavirus incident at a workplace.
An emergency response kit to deal with a coronavirus incident at a workplace.

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