Industry News

April 16, 2015
Lawrence Tynes says MRSA infection ended NFL career
Former Buccaneers kicker Lawrence Tynes has sued the team, claiming that unsanitary conditions at the team's facility led to him contracting MRSA. Tynes claims the infection led to the end of his career, and he is asking for $20 million in expected future earnings, according to a news release issued by Tynes' attorneys. (Read more...)

February 11, 2015
Staph infections a curious problem Clippers, other teams face
Clippers star Blake Griffin is the latest athlete to undergo surgery for a staph infection, and it's not as uncommon as you might think. In 2003, the USC football team dealt with a rash of staph infections, and last year, quarterback Cody Kessler reportedly had surgery to reportedly remove one in his toe. (Read more...)

May 1, 2014
HandyTizer Launches the Orbel Hand Sanitizer Applicator in North America
HandyTizer, a California Limited Liability Company, has entered into an agreement to distribute the Orbel hand sanitizer applicator throughout North America. The patented Orbelâ„¢ will fill a market void in North America for a readily accessible, simple to use, and highly effective disposable alcohol-based personal sanitizer. (Read more...)

April 16, 2014
Hospital infection rates must come down, says watchdog
Doctors and nurses should do more to stop hospital patients developing infections, an NHS watchdog says. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has issued "quality standards" on measures including hand-washing and catheter insertion. (Read more...)

April 01, 2014
The Butterfly Effect of Hand Hygiene on Antibiotic Resistance
Ever heard of the Butterfly Effect? It's a phenomenon conceptualized by the late MIT professor, Edward Lorenz, in which small, seemingly insignificant events such as the flapping of the wings of a butterfly can lead to dramatic differences in the larger context; in this case, a tornado thousands of miles away. (Read more...)

February 04, 2014
Dirty Money - How Contaminated Is It?
The phrase "Dirty money" may have different meanings for different people... but as far as microbiology is concerned... have you ever thought about what else you are getting back along with your change when you're doing your shopping? (Read more...)

October 29, 2013
Personal Hand Gel Improves Hand-Hygiene Compliance
Physicians and nurses on an acute pain service increased compliance rates with their hospital's hand-disinfection policy by nearly 30% by wearing a personal container of antibacterial hand rub, a new study finds. (Read more...)

May 28, 2013
With Money at Risk, Hospitals Push Staff to Wash Hands
At North Shore University Hospital on Long Island, motion sensors, like those used for burglar alarms, go off every time someone enters an intensive care room. The sensor triggers a video camera, which transmits its images halfway around the world to India, where workers are checking to see if doctors and nurses are performing a critical procedure: washing their hands. (Read more...)