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Reevaluating the Safety of Reusable Devices – Part Two

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There is a common perception that reusable devices, including endoscopes, surgical instruments, ultrasound wands, leads and cables, are “safe” as long as they are cleaned. And even if they are not completely disinfected, they are typically not too invasive and therefore don’t pose very high risks. ...

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Topics: medical device, HAIs, healthcare

Reevaluating the Safety of Reusable Devices – Part One

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It’s no surprise that HAIs are taking a toll on U.S. healthcare. Many of these infections are caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria and impact more than two million people each year. The implications for quality care – not to mention the financial and regulatory penalties for hospitals – are ...

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Topics: Antimicrobials, medical device, HAIs, healthcare, reusable device

The Science Behind Antimicrobials (Part Two)

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An average of two million people becoming ill with antibiotic-resistant infections each year in the U.S. – and surfaces, including medical devices, are a common source of these infections. Because of that, healthcare is turning to antimicrobial-treated medical devices and surfaces to combat ...

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Topics: Antimicrobials, medical device, HAIs, healthcare

The Science Behind Antimicrobials

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Readers of the Sciessent blog know that clinical data has proven the effectiveness of some antimicrobials in killing dangerous strains of bacteria and reducing the risk of infection. But one of the most common questions that we get about antimicrobials is around how exactly they work.

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Topics: Antimicrobials, HAIs, healthcare

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the FDA’s 510(k) Submission … But Were Too Afraid to Ask (Part Three)

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We’ve come to the end of our blog series about best practices for the FDA’s 510(k) submission process for antimicrobials. We discussed the importance of defining the indications of use, choosing predicate devices and defining antimicrobial chemistry and mechanism of action. Today, we’ll look at ...

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

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the FDA’s 510(k) Submission … But Were Too Afraid to Ask (Part Two)

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

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