Infection Control Today’s® Product Locator

Infection Control Today’s® Product Locator is a monthly column highlighting some of the latest cutting-edge technologies in the field of infection control.

Ion AmpliSeq SARS-CoV-2 Insight Research Assay GX on Genexus Integrated Sequencer

The Ion AmpliSeq SARS-CoV-2 Insight Research Assay GX is a fast, accurate, and comprehensive next-generation sequencing (NGS) assay, enabling research and monitoring of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and its variants through comprehensive sequencing of the genome. The smart test design includes new primers that expand coverage of variants of concern and increase test sensitivity for improved detection from lower viral titer samples.

Characteristics include greater than 99% coverage of the SARS-CoV-2 genome, covering all potential serotypes; samples with cycle cutoff values ​​greater than 28 can be used for library preparation, SARS-CoV-2 variant announcement, lineage identification, and reporting with Genexus software.

The test helps expand epidemiological surveillance of NGS to cover emerging variants of SARS-CoV-2 through improvements in panel design. It also has an improved detection limit from various sample types due to increased sensitivity. It enables greater access to NGS for rapid epidemiological insights with fast turnaround, workflow automation, smooth computing, lineage identification, and data upload to public data sources on SARS-CoV-2 for viral surveillance.

The Ion AmpliSeq SARS-CoV-2 Insight Research Assay GX should be stored in a freezer (–5°C to –30°C) and is compatible with Genexus Software 6.2 and later.

Purell CS4 All Season Timing System

The Purell CS4 All-Weather Dispensing System is a hand hygiene dispenser that works in extreme weather and high traffic conditions. Traditional dispensing solutions are typically designed for indoor environments, but this innovative dispenser allows commercial and municipal buyers to offer hand sanitizer and hand soap in outdoor or high-traffic areas.

The Purell CS4 All-Weather Dispensing System is made of engineered resin that is over 3 times stronger than the materials used in most other dispensers. Its advanced design is water resistant to help keep rain out and prevent vandalism or refill theft, and its special graphite paint makes the dispenser UV fade resistant to preserve its performance and appearance. in a wide range of extreme conditions and temperatures – from -40°F to 122°F.

“With over 80% of the public now expecting hand sanitizer to be offered in public places, access to hand hygiene is more important than ever, so we need to provide distribution options Reliable Purells suitable for any environment,” said Jessica McCoy, Chief Solutions Officer, GOJO Industries, in a press release. “The addition of this revolutionary dispenser means that Purell hand sanitizer or soap can now be offered anywhere. The Purell CS4 All-Weather Dispensing System has undergone over 5,400 hours of in-house, third-party and directly in the field.

Sereneview Custom Curtains

Sereneview Custom Curtains feature a striking landscape photograph printed directly onto the curtain facing the patient, drawing the viewer into the photo to encourage a tranquil state of mind, which the company claims releases serotonin and reduces blood pressure and stress without having to take medication. patient during painful observations or procedures. Patients recall distant details when asked about their recent visit. Additionally, studies have shown that staff are more engaged and effective when working in a clean and stimulating environment.

The medical team also appreciates the Armor finish which includes the AEGIS Shield antimicrobial, which has been tested and proven to fend off methicillin resistance. Staphylococcus aureus,Clostridioides difficile, severe acute respiratory syndrome, bacteria, molds and most microorganisms within one hour of contact. The Armor finish also has stain protection that prevents bodily fluids, betadine, oil, grease, dirt and ink pen marks from becoming permanent stains. A stain shield combined with the AEGIS Microbe Shield system provides antibacterial properties, an extra level of protection for patients and staff. Even after the stains have dried, they will be cleaned with a typical bleach-free cleaner without having to remove the curtains, which reduces the frequency of washing, saves time, reduces laundry costs and extends the functional life of the curtain .

Sereneview custom curtains are available as hospital curtains, ceilings and wall treatments.

Sereneview Custom Hospital Privacy Curtains

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