Posted by: Frigz | January 14, 2012

Decontamination Process For Surgical Instruments Removes Prions That Cause Mad Cow, CJD

I came across an interesting article across the internet regarding cleaning of surgical instruments. Following is an excrept and you can read the complete article on the MNT website.

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A division of Nevada-based Plasma Etch, Inc. — Plasma Sterilizations, LLC — and The University of Edinburgh’s commercialization arm, Edinburgh Research and Innovation (ERI), have agreed to license a new decontamination process for surgical instruments that employs plasma-treatment systems to remove microscopic proteins, or prions, that are resistant to traditional cleaning methods and cause rare and incurable neurodegenerative diseases such as Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) in humans and mad cow or Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in animals. Continue Reading on Decontamination Process For Surgical Instruments Removes Prions That Cause Mad Cow, CJD.

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