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Look Into Our Crystal Ball: 2016 Trends for the Antimicrobial Industry

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Topics: medical device, HAIs, trends, healthcare

Sciessent To Present at MD&M West

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We are pleased to annouce Lise Moloney, director of business development, healthcare will be presenting at the MD&M West Conference on February 10, 2016 in Anaheim, CA. Here is a preview of Lise's presentation:

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Topics: medical device, HAIs, Embedded antimicrobials

How Can Manufacturers Help In The Fight To Eliminate HAIs?

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Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are wreaking havoc on the U.S. healthcare system. Of the hundreds of thousands of patients who suffer from HAIs each year, 75,000 die – a number far too high for something that can be prevented. And while hospitals need to broaden and strengthen their ...

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Topics: medical device, HAIs, Embedded antimicrobials

The Art of Incorporating Antimicrobials Into Med Devices – Part Two

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While we discussed three of the four challenges/best practices for incorporating antimicrobials onto the surfaces of medical devices in our last post, we left the last and perhaps most complex topic for its own blog. This is the wild world of regulatory approval.

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Topics: Antimicrobials, 510(k), medical device, HAIs

The Art of Incorporating Antimicrobials Into Med Devices – Part One

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Topics: Antimicrobials, 510(k), HAIs, medical devices

The Growing Dangers of Antibiotic-Resistant Infections: What Med-Device Manufacturers Can Do to Help Mitigate the Risks

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The statistic is startling: More than two million people become ill with antibiotic-resistant infections each year. Many of these organisms are the cause of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), which impact one in 25 patients in the U.S. annually. These infections claim the lives of 75,000 ...

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Topics: Antimicrobials, medical devices

Sciessent Presents Poster at AVA 2015

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Topics: Antimicrobials, HAIs

Patients Now Comparing Hospitals for Level of Care

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With the rise of HAIs and other quality of care-related issues in US hospitals, increased effort has been made to ensure patient safety. Patients can now compare facilities using Hospital Compare for over 4,000 Medicare-certified acute care hospitals. This tool provides a snapshot of the quality of ...

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Affordable Care Act Takes Aim at Hospitals with High HAI Rates

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HAIs impact 1 in every 25 patients in the US every year. Due to the efforts by the CDC and other world health organizations, the dangers of HAIs are well known and some progress is being made to combat these preventable infections.

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The Need for Broader Infection-Control Strategies

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Why is the healthcare industry nowhere close to having a zero rate for HAIs? While people have spent countless pages discussing the issue, I can break it down for you in five words: Not complying with HAI guidelines.

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