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February 5, 2020

Avian & Exotic Animal Care's "Wild" In-Service

ANDERSEN STERILIZER NEWS

 

Andersen Sterilizers reps took a walk on the wild side during an in-service training at Raleigh, NC-based Avian and Exotic Animal Care Veterinary Hospital. The practice does not treat cats or dogs but pretty much everything else – from fish to zoo animal species. More

 

 

January 19, 2020

B. Braun to significantly cut cancer-causing chemical emissions at Lehigh Valley plant

INDUSTRIAL STERILIZATION

 

The Morning Call--Months after federal regulators raised concerns about carcinogenic chemicals spewing from a plant near Lehigh Valley International Airport into residential neighborhoods, the company has submitted a plan to reduce those emissions by more than 99%. More

 

 

January 16, 2020

Wuhan pneumonia outbreak: What we know and don’t know

HUMAN/VET STERILIZATION

 

Vox Media -- The US will start screening at three airports for passengers with the mysterious, new virus originating in Wuhan, China that’s caused three deaths and nearly 200 people to fall sick with pneumonia. More

 

 

January 10, 2020

US veterinary hospital faces rare antibiotic-resistant E coli

HUMAN/VET STERILIZATION

 

CIDRAP--Shelley Rankin, PhD, the chief of clinical microbiology at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine, got a surprising notification from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). More

 

 

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July 17, 2019

Sterigenics ethylene oxide plant to reopen

INDUSTRIAL STERILIZATION

 

Medical Design and Outsourcing-- Sterigenics and the state of Illinois Environmental Protection Agency have reached a consent agreement to reopen the company’s Willowbrook medical device sterilization plant. The state EPA ordered the plant closed in February 2019, citing excessive emissions of the sterilant EO. More

 

 

July 9, 2019

Australian gulls found to carry antibiotic-resistant superbugs

VETERINARY STERILIZATION

 

The Guardian -- Researchers say ‘eye-opening’ findings that 20% of silver gulls nationwide carry pathogenic bacteria should be a wake-up call. More

 

June 28, 2019

Hospital flies carry enough 'bugs' of their own to cause infection

VETERINARY STERILIZATION

 

Medical News Today -- These insects carry enough bacteria to cause infections — even some drug-resistant ones. More

 

 

The history of ethylene oxide (EO) and the formative role it has played in modern medical device sterilization can be murky to some, even quite skewed for others. Andersen Sterilizers President & CEO, Ted May, sat down with the crew at the podcast Beyond Clean, to dig into the mostly unknown, yet incredibly transformative history of EO technology—including its vital role in the sterile processing industry today.

 

We invite you to tune in and take a listen.

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