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Sampling method for Stenotrophomonas maltophilia – an emerging pathogen

Following the publication of the new updated version of the HTM04-01 earlier this year, it is now necessary to ensure safety of all water used by patients, residents, staff and visitors to therefore minimise the risk of infection associated with all waterborne pathogens. This thus applies to other waterborne pathogens, not just Legionella. Therefore, safety […]

Posted on August 14, 2017

LEAP 4 is almost here

By our guest blogger Dr Vera Barbosa I have been attending the Legionella and Environmental Action Platform (L.E.A.P.) event for the past two years and I have been very impressed on both occasions. See my previous blog about last year’s event and this one about the first LEAP event I have attended. The event is […]

Posted on May 5, 2017

Controlling Pseudomonas aeruginosa in 7 UK hospitals using copper and silver ionisation

Image credit: Debra Weinstein, Sao-Mai Nguyen-Mau, and Vincent Lee This blog is authored by guest blogger Dr. Vera Barbosa (Consultant Research Scientist and Writer) and was first posted on her LinkedIn page on 6th February. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a common biofilm-forming Gram-negative opportunistic bacterium with extensive metabolic diversity, which allows it to thrive in a […]

Posted on February 16, 2017

The Legionella Environmental Action Platform (L.E.A.P.) 4 Event. Wednesday 21st June 2017

By Sonia King, ProEconomy Sales Director The L.E.A.P event was set up in 2013 by the team at Manta Workshops to bring together like minded individuals passionate about water quality. By sharing knowledge, not only with leading authorities in the water industry but also with those ‘on the front line’, L.E.A.P aims to educate and […]

Posted on January 6, 2017

2016 – Our Best Year Yet

By ProEconomy’s Managing Director, Byron Bedford. I wanted to thank all our clients and everyone that has made 2016 such a great year. It’s been our best year ever. For me some of the highlights have included:  30 new Orca systems installed. I really feel that copper and silver ionisation is making fantastic progress as […]

Posted on January 3, 2017

E. coli bigger killer than Legionella and Pseudomonas

It has been reported by the Department of Health that E. coli infections represent 65% of gram-negative infections and killed more than 5,500 NHS patients in 2015 and are set to cost the NHS £2.3 billion by 2018. There is also large variation in hospital infection rates, with the worst performers having more than 5 […]

Posted on December 5, 2016

Brexit, Biocides and Compliance

Brexit? Are you still acting legally?

Posted on November 10, 2016

Dialysis Water Filtration Systems – Which Contaminants will affect it?

Will your dialysis water filtration unit cope with your Legionella control method?

Posted on October 3, 2016

Biocide tolerance in microorganisms – is there a solution to this problem?

An article published in LinkedIn, by Dr V. Barbosa yesterday discusses isolation, analysis methods, and control measures for multi-drug resistant Stenotrophomonas maltophilia. S. maltophilia is associated with wet surfaces and aqueous solutions and its cells have the ability to survive with minimal nutrients, in drinking water, ultrapure water, treated water and dialysate effluent. It has […]

Posted on September 7, 2016

ProEconomy August 2016 Newsletter

Follow the link below and check out the content of the latest issue of our newsletter, which deals with topics like: “Could you contract Legionnaires’ disease from your toilet?” “The New HTM 04-01 – what is new? “The latest research on Legionella and risk management in hospitals.” “Details of how to have a drink with […]

Posted on August 30, 2016

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