Microbiology Lab Develops Culture Based on Relationships, Service, Value and Productivity
SALT LAKE CITY, June 14, 2011—When Jeffery R. Nelson, CEO of Nelson Laboratories (www.nelsonlabs.com), first ran his idea past trusted business colleagues to hire only scientists who were ‘people persons,’ the reaction he received was far from what he expected.
-Nelson Labs to present testing processes and methods-
SALT LAKE CITY – June 7, 2011 – Nelson Laboratories’ (www.nelsonlabs.com) scientists will highlight testing processes and regulatory expectations to medical device manufacturers attending the Medical Design and Manufacturing East Show, June 7-9, 2011 at the Nelson Labs exhibit booth in the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. Attending manufacturers will learn how to navigate the testing process, be more prepared for submissions to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and learn fast, cost effective methods of sterilization.
By Martell Winters, BS, SM(NRCM), Senior Scientist, Nelson Laboratories
Until about ten years ago, many of the processes used by the tissue industry were based more on trial and error than on thorough validation science. The process of screening for viruses prior to processing the tissue has been done well and in a highly controlled manner. As a result most of the contamination issues in the tissue industry have not been related to viruses and more related to other microorganisms (primarily bacteria) either from the donor or from internal handling and/or processing procedures.
By Maura Houdeshel, BS, Study Director, Barrier Testing of Aerobiology Section, Nelson Labs
In a medical environment, one of many things medical professionals do not want to worry about, is the penetration of blood-borne pathogens through the protective barriers they wear while treating patients. Barriers such as surgical gowns, gloves and drapes are meant to protect professionals from HIV, Hepatitis, and other pathogens that are transmitted through blood and other body fluids.