The “GLASS manual for antimicrobial resistance surveillance in common bacteria causing human infection” is out. This manual supersedes the “GLASS manual for early implementation” from 2015. It marks the second phase of GLASS implementation, adopting complementary surveillance and reporting approaches to accelerate empowering countries with representative quality and strategic information for policymaking. This version also […]
We have French voice-over for our videos on the collection of blood for bloodcultures for adults and néonates, check them out here:
Ideally, blood culture bottles are incubated as soon as possible after sampling. However, in many tropical settings, high ambient preincubation temperatures (>25°C) and delayed incubator entry due to prolonged transport times are a reality and can affect blood culture results. This review document gives recommendations for delayed entry of blood culture bottles for manual and […]
Manual of Clinical Microbiology, 13th Edition can be pre-ordered now, click here With a chapter in Section VIII on Reagents, Stains, and Media: Parasitology by Idzi Potters and Andrea J Linscott: https://clinmicronow.org/doi/10.1128/9781683670438.MCM.ch137
The MSF Access Campaign has recently translated their 2021 report about local production of diagnostics into French and Korean.
Background Fixed-dose combinations (FDC) are medicine formulations that combine two or more ingredients in fixed ratios in a single dose form. Although advantageous in tuberculosis and malaria (efficacy, adherence, protection against resistance), only a few antibiotic FDC (FDC-AB) have been developed along full microbiological, pharmacological and clinical validation and safety studies. The World Health Organization […]
We conducted two reviews of healthcare-associated outbreaks and cross-sectional surveys related to the contamination of antiseptics, disinfectants, and hand hygiene products in healthcare settings: a scoping review on high-income countries and a systematic review on low- and middle-income countries. Bacterial Contamination of Antiseptics, Disinfectants and Hand Hygiene Products in Healthcare Facilities in High-Income Countries: A […]
Check out our brand new video SOP on the “Use of VWR benchtop autoclave Vapour-Line Lite II P with built-in printer”
Watch the latest video on Research Integrity an interview by Jan Jacobs, Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) Commission for research integrity; with Raffaella Ravinetto, chair of the ITM Institutional Review Board and Jerome A. Singh University of Kwazulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa, and Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto on their publication: Responsible […]
Do you want to know more of the why, what, where of our SIMBLE production container “laboratory-on-a-ship”? It is now featured in Lancet Microbe.