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  • Dr Sue Macauley-Patrick is our new Business Development Manager

    16th May 2012

    Dr Sue Macauley-Patrick joins us as our newly appointed Business Development Manager in May 2012. With six years of sales & marketing experience, supplying the Biotech, Pharma, Chemical and Food & Beverage industries, Sue brings a wide range...

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  • Scanning Electron Microscope Images of Biofilms

    12th April 2012

    We thought that we would share an SEM image of an MRSA biofilm, generated by our partners at Glasgow University, Scotland, UK. Biofilms are higher order structures that planktonic bacteria and fungi use to protect themselves, by forming colonies...

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  • Resuscitation of antibiotics

    3rd April 2012

    The efficacy of antibiotics can be enhanced by formulating them with other compounds that act synergistically or additively to enhance the antimcrobial action of antibiotics, according to a recent article by Tim Sandle on the influential pharmig....

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  • BluTest at SGM Dublin March 28 - 29 STAND B2

    24th March 2012

    BluTest will be exhibiting at the Society of General Microbiology Conference in Dublin on the last two days of the conference to coincide with a sessions on Biofilms, Virology and Hospital Acquired Infections (the latter in association with the...

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  • BluTest at H3i

    2nd March 2012

    We had a fabulous time at H3i at the NMM in Birmingham, UK on 29 February to 1 March 2012. This show for chemical formulators was a great forum for meeting up with members of the European chemical industry. The European chemical industry was...

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  • An Information Bulletin on Rotaviruses

    11th February 2012

    Fri, 25 Mar 11 Between news stories we will introduce topics of potential interest to our web page visitors. BluTest specialises in antimicrobial agents against viruses and here is a brief description of one of the most important group of viruses,...

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  • Information Bulletin. What is the Biocidal Products Directive and why should I need to know about it?

    11th February 2012

    The Biocidal Products Directive 98/8/EC (BPD) came into force in May 2000. Its objectives are to:Provide a mechanism to harmonise Biocidal Products and their Active Substances, allowing for products authorised in one European Member State to be...

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  • FDA targets risks from reused medical devices.

    11th February 2012

    A recent warning from FDA highlights the risks of infection from medical instruments that have not been properly cleaned and disinfected before being reused. The FDA has been working with manufacturers and healthcare providers to ensure that...

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  • BluTest Achieves Accreditation to ISO 17025

    26th January 2012

    The United Kingdom accreditation service (UKAS) has accredited BluTest laboratories to ISO 17025 for bacterial and viral biocide testing. This is a major achievement in the recognition of our commitment to delivering the highest quality service to...

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  • We've moved our administrative offices

    10th January 2012

    To create more much needed laboratory space in our West End site in line with our expansion, we've moved our administrative offices into the newly built 2, West Regent Street building in the heart of Glasgow. This office facility is located adjacent...

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