Edition: November 2003 - Vol 11 Number 11
New ShotBlocker Design From Bionix
ShotBlocker has been redesigned to accommodate both intramuscular and subcutaneous injections. ShotBlocker is a flexible, plastic device that features a number of blunt skin contact points on its underside and a centrally located opening through which injections can be administered. ShotBlocker safely – and with no side effects – blocks the pain of minor injections, such as insulin and immunizations, without the use of chemical refrigerant sprays or drug based creams. ShotBlocker is the invention of James Huttner, M.D., Ph.D., a practicing pediatrician and co-founder of Bionix.
SPSmedical’s PassPortPlus is certified for use with steam, chemical vapor, EtO and dry heat sterilizers. Steam customers receive immediate peace of mind with our STEAMPlus Integrator, and their biological results after just 24 hours incubation time in the SPSmedical laboratory via our Web site: www.checkyourtest.com. This is particularly significant to offices that get failed test results and have to re-test, and then wait for confirmation prior to using the sterilizer again.
Bleach-Rite Disinfecting Spray
Current Technologies in Crawfordsville, Ind., introduces Bleach-Rite Disinfecting Spray with Bleach. Registered with the EPA, it is a one-step cleaner/disinfectant of hard surfaces, including counters, bench-tops and equipment. The spray has a proven one-minute kill-time for pseudomonas, salmonella, staphylococci, HIV, hepatitis and other microorganisms. It is formulated at the 1:10 dilution of sodium hypochlorite recommended by the NCCLS, OSHA and CDC for inactivating many microorganisms. Bleach-Rite eliminates the daily mixing of bleach while providing safety and convenience. It is available in 16-ounce and 32-ounce bottles and is shipped with a spill-proof cap and trigger sprayer. Each bottle has an 18-month shelf life and the expiration date is printed on each bottle.
PerMaxim Announces New OraCheck Saliva-based Drug Screen
PerMaxim introduces their new OraCheck saliva-based drug screen, the latest addition to the company’s comprehensive diagnostic testing product line. The OraCheck oral fluid drug test greatly reduces adulteration issues while allowing for a gender independent observed collection capability. OraCheck provides accurate screening detection of cocaine, marijuana, amphetamines, opiates and PCP in saliva. Ideal for on-site pre-employment, correctional, random and for cause screening, OraCheck eliminates collector exposure to biohazards and prevents donor access to the screening device.