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Abstracts Invited for ASTM International Virtual Workshop on Fast-Tracking PPE Standards Development

Abstracts for presentation are invited for the ASTM International virtual workshop on Fast-Tracking Standards Development to Address Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Shortages Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Sept. 9-10, 2020. ASTM International’s committees on...

340 Organizations Send Letter to Congress Urging Action on Telehealth

On Tuesday 340 organizations signed a letter urging Congressional leaders to make telehealth flexibilities created during the COVID-19 pandemic permanent. Those signing this multi-stakeholder letter include national and regional organizations representing a full range...

AAAHC Enhances Standards in New Accreditation Handbook

The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) is moving forward with enhanced Standards in version 41 of its Accreditation Handbook for Ambulatory Health Care. For more than 40 years, AAAHC has provided facilities with relevant standards and...

New Plastic Biomaterials Could Lead To Tougher Medical Implants

A new thermoplastic biomaterial, which is tough and strong but also easy to process and shape has been developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham (UAB). A type of nylon, the material’s shape memory properties enable it to be stretched and moulded but...

Healthmark Offers New Solutions for Wrapped Trays

Healthmark Industries is now offering Gorilla Bags as a new solution to help protect wrapped trays.

Made from spun polypropylene, the Gorilla Bags have a high tensile strength and are used as an outer protective layer applied over the standard hospital barrier packaging. The physical properties of the material offer increased resistance to tearing and splitting during transportation and storage. Due to the Gorilla Bags high permeability, they are applied before sterilization as it does not impede the steam from entering the package. Simply place the wrapped barrier package inside the Gorilla Bag, fold the lip three times, seal the bag closed with autoclave tape, and label the package appropriately for further processing.

For more information visit, www.hmark.com.

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