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Microbe Monday | Parvovirus

This week's featured microbe is canine parvovirus, also referred to as CPV or just parvo. Parvo is a highly contagious and life threatening disease for dogs. It attacks the intestinal tract and white blood cells, and in young dogs will attack the heart causing...

Biocompatibility Testing for Medical Devices

Biocompatibility testing is commonly done for medical devices with testing ranging from screening of new materials to safety evaluations. The term "biocompatibility" refers to the compatibility of materials with living tissue. Biocompatibility testing is required...

Medical Device Biocompatiability Testing

Medical Device Reprocessing Testing

Looking for medical device testing? On March 12, 2015, the US Food and Drug Administration released a final guidance for medical device reprocessing entitled "Reprocessing Medical Devices in Health Care Settings: Validation Methods and Labeling”  This guidance was...

Medical Device Reprocessing Testing

21st Century Cures Act

The FDA is continually working to improve patient outcomes by including patients as well as their comfort and safety in the development of new drugs, biologics, and medical devices. A relatively new law, the 21st Century Cures Act, was designed as a way to bring...

Antifungal Efficacy Testing Against Candida

Candida is a type of yeast that causes most types of fungal infections and is the cause of most bloodstream infections. Though normal amounts of candida are often harmless, if an overgrowth occurs it can cause infection in people and animals such as candidiasis,...

Anti-fungal Testing against Candida

Monoclonal Antibodies | Disease Treatment

In a recent study funded by the National Institutes of Health, scientists successfully cured 100% of guinea pigs and rhesus monkeys infected with the Marburg and Ravn virus using monoclonal antibodies. Both viruses are relatives of the Ebola virus, and both are...

Monoclonal Antibodies

Translational Science

Translational science is a newly popular term used in the biomedical world. Also called translational medicine or translational research, it is a term used to describe turning or translating, laboratory or other scientific observations into new treatments or...

Sterility Assurance Level (SAL)

Sterility assurance level, or SAL, is the chance that although something has been through the process of sterilization, there is still the potential the item is nonsterile as it is impossible to prove that every harmful organism has been destroyed. The sterility...

Sterility Assurance Level (SAL)

FDA Compliance in Veterinary Medicine Testing

FDA compliance in veterinary medicine testing is not only a regulatory requirement but also a benchmark for quality and safety in animal health products. Ensuring the safety and efficacy of veterinary drugs, devices, and food additives is a top priority that...

Veterinary Medicine Research and Development Testing

What is SAMHSA?

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services whose main goal is the advancement of behavioral health. SAMHSA aims to reduce substance abuse and mental illness in the U.S. The...

Dietary Supplements | Polyherbal Formulation

A polyherbal formulation is a formulation made of two or more herbs. Polyherbalism is an Ayurvedic principle that suggests single herbal formulations are insufficient but when combined, they produce a greater result. Polyherbal formulations have recently gained...

Karyotyping Chromosome Analysis Used in Genetics Testing

Chromosome analysis, also called karyotyping, is a test done to examine the chromosomes in a cell sample. Examining chromosomes in this manner helps identify any genetic causes of disease or disorder. Karyotype testing can be performed on cells or tissues such as...

Raise Awareness for Rare Diseases Research | R&D

 Spread the Word to Increase Rare Disease Awareness and Research On Rare Disease Day. more than 27 countries will promote this day to increase awareness of rare diseases. Across the world, this will be a day dedicated to raising awareness for different rare...

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