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World Sterilisation Congress Bonn 2017

Christin Denis opened the session about the instrument cleaning saying that cleaning is the most important and the most problematic decontamination process. This year’s World Sterilisation Congress included a lot of discussion about the comparison of allowable contamination limits at talks of Wayne Spencer and Gerhard Krimse as well as contamination evaluation methods. It is clear this is a major …

Aurora House and the importance of good neighbours

We moved. From the 1st September we are in Aurora House on the University of Highlands and Islands campus in Inverness. Why should you care? Because we noticed a few lessons during that move that, we believe, apply to most start-ups, and especially to those product focused and with technical and engineering niche. Good neighbours matter. Not only because it …

Hard work pays off

After weeks of hard work, the moment has arrived: we have finally revealed the new uSonic washer. Just in time for the 4-day conference with potential distributors from Belgium and the USA. The Belgian company operates not only within the borders of their native land, but the Netherlands and Luxemburg as well, while the American company covers the entire country. …

Internal affairs – cleaning the bloody mess (the one about washer disinfector cycle optimisation)

Everyone talks about optimising washer disinfector cycles and I have presented my holistic approach to the subject before in the Volume 19, No. 2 issue of this journal. Since that time, however, there was a significant development on the statutory side of things – we now have an official goal to achieve – put it simply, 5µg per side per …

Prewash, Mainwash and Greenwash – sustainability in decontamination context

This is really a continuation of the line of thinking from one of my first blogs/articles entitled “process versus result”. This time explored through sustainability, a big word that is now in fashion. Sustainability is often simplified to “being green” and “eco”. These words, however, divert attention from the true essence of sustainable development. An often cited definition explains sustainable …