Antimicrobial Surfaces

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Antimicrobial Surfaces Nicola J. Irwin Colin P. McCoy Matthew P. Wylie Sean P. Gorman Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) constitute a major challenge for hospitals worldwide and pose a significant risk to…

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Prions

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Prions Kurt Giles Amanda L. Woerman Stanley B. Prusiner Prions pose unique biosafety challenges. They possess an unusual resistance to inactivation, and quantifying prion infectivity can be time-consuming and expensive….

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Biofilm and Biofilm Control

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Biofilm and Biofilm Control Joey S. Lockhart Andre G. Buret Douglas W. Morck Microbial biofilms are ubiquitous, naturally occurring aggregates of microorganisms that are among the most successful life forms…

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Bacterial Endotoxin

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Bacterial Endotoxin Kimbrell R. Darnell Amy Jo Karren Bacterial endotoxin is a toxic biologic compound of significant medical importance. It is most often broadly characterized as a pyrogen, which describes…

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Bioburden Assessment and Tests for Sterility

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Bioburden Assessment and Tests for Sterility Martell Winters Trabue Bryans Microbiology is central to all aspects of disinfection, sterilization, and preservation processes, primarily because the overall intent of these processes…

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