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Alcohol gels – more harm than good?

Alcohol hand sanitisers are currently recommended for use by many healthcare organisations across the world, including the World Health Organization (WHO). However, a group of authors* claims a multi-centre “real time” study of Colony Forming Unit (CFU) counts on human skin show that this advice may actually be detrimental. read more

Q Shield now available online!

We are pleased to announce Q Shield is now available online to the general public. After being inundated with requests to purchase Q Shield, we have developed a consumer friendly site for everything Q Shield. Please visit us here read more

Innovation in hand hygiene reduces pupil absence by 37%

Q Biotechnologies Ltd, Lincoln is celebrating a 37% reduction in pupil absence after introducing Q Shield into Burford Primary School, Nottingham over the 16/17 school year. Q Shield, a 5th generation Si-Quat was developed by Dr Andrew Kemp, Q Biotechnologies Principle Scientific Officer. Dr Kemp said, “We are really pleased with the results, it is the first time we have measured the impact of using Q shield on school age read more

Infection Control – Prevention is better than cure

In the October issue of the Clinical Services Journal, Dr Andrew Kemp, PhD Surface Disinfection and Decontamination provides an insight into how technological innovations are being used to help us re-think the role that surfaces and skin play in primary and cross infection. Article: Prevention is better than cure read more

IPS – Infection Prevention 2017

Q Biotechnologies joins Q Medical at Manchester Central for Infection Prevention 2017, 18-20th September. Q Medical Technologies can be found on stand 72. During your visit why not try Q Shield for all day protection against harmful bacteria, viruses and fungi. For full information of the event visit IP2017  read more

Pupils take part in a workshop on hand hygiene

Pupils at Coleby Church of England Primary School in Lincolnshire took part in an assembly, followed by a workshop on hand hygiene and the immune system for years 5 and 6. The National Institute for Health Care and Excellence (NICE) recently published new guidelines recommending all children and young people should be taught the importance of hand washing to prevent and manage infection. It is hoped that this will have read more

Finalist for the Medilink East Midlands Business Awards 2017

We are pleased to be chosen as a finalist for the Medilink East Midlands Business Awards 2017 in the category of Collaboration with the NHS for our work adapting our surface sampling technologies to be able to undertake fluidic sample testing of both urine and cerebral spinal fluid samples. Using our Profile 1 rapid bacteria test we are able to diagnose either bacterial or viral cause within 5 mins. read more

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Two-Thirds of Alcohol Wipes Contaminated

Two-thirds of tested samples of alcohol prep pads tied to a massive recall, serious infections and death were contaminated with dangerous bacteria, including tainted products from eight of 10 separate lots, according to a new government report. Read full article on NBC News read more

Notification of FDA Study into the Safety and Efficacy of Skin Antiseptics

Notification of FDA Study into the Safety and Efficacy of Skin Antiseptics

Healthcare antiseptic products used up to 100 times a day by clinicians must prove themselves to be safe and effective, especially over the long haul, to remain on the market under proposed regulations announced today by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The antiseptic products in question are found in hospitals, nursing homes, physician offices, clinics, and other outpatient settings. Their manufacturers would have to submit safety and efficacy read more

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