Are You Using Too Many Products to Disinfect and Sanitize?

Disinfectant products6.4.2015

Written by: Selective Micro Technologies

In the healthcare setting, disinfection and sanitization is a must. In fact, a clean, disinfected environment may be the most important aspect of the industry. If patients consistently contract disease during their stay at a facility, that place will quickly lose trust and credibility. In a race to prevent healthcare acquired infections, infection control specialists enlist the help of many different chemical cleaners and disinfectants. In some cases, maybe too many chemicals.

Are You Green? Decontaminate Food Processing and Be Green

Food Processing Plant Line5.21.2015

Written by: Selective Micro Technologies

In food processing facilities, decontamination and disinfection is an integral and crucial part of production. An outbreak of foodborne illness caused by salmonella or listeria could shut down the facility, potentially causing the loss of millions of dollars.

Budget-Friendly Infection Control


budget-signWritten by: Selective Micro Technologies

In the healthcare field, infection control is an integral part of the operating process. No matter what sector is being discussed, if it deals with the health or wellbeing of a patient, disinfection of the facility is absolutely necessary. Many facilities spend thousands of dollars to ensure their patients experience cleanliness and to prevent them from contracting disease while visiting. This includes sanitizers, disinfectants, detergents, and surface wipes with varying concentrations and applications. For instance, an infection control nurse or specialist may use one chemical to sanitize a counter top, while she uses another to disinfect a stethoscope, or examination. In addition, many chemicals require a high concentration to achieve the level of disinfection necessary which requires the facility to buy higher amounts of concentrate.

4 Common Bacteria You Need to Kill in Your Lab


Written by: Selective Micro Technologies

In a laboratory setting, scientists and technicians grow and study all different types of bacteria and other pathogens. A majority of the time, it is carried out in a controlled, safe environment. However, there is always a chance of cross-contamination. If a researcher removes his gloves incorrectly, or solution leaks out of a pipette, whatever they intend to grow in a petri dish can be transferred to a countertop, or even further, to a human.

The following bacteria can commonly be found growing in laboratories, and if handled incorrectly and left to grow in an uncontrolled environment could prove very dangerous.