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November 29, 2022
Are you interested in wound healing? We are as well!
And in order to be a good partner to you in the usual competent manner with regard to this issue, we develop tests for you and with you on the subject of antimicrobial wound treatment products. Since this sector still has some catching up to do in terms of international standards, but we already see a need for action today, we are active on various issues. In particular, the establishment of the concept of biofilms in the context of wound treatment is of great interest, because its special properties must first be understood and taken into account in the treatment. Therefore, we conduct research with our collaboration partners (e.g.: Prof. Dr. med. Ewa Stürmer, UKE; PD Dr. Cornelia Wiegand, Jena University Hospital; Dr. med. Thomas Eberlein, Woundconsulting) on various topics and share our findings on an expert stage: Influence on decolonization and biofilm reduction of urinary tract catheters by rinsing with polyhexanide (DOI: 10.1186/s12894-018-0362-3 and 10.1186/s12894-021-00826-3) Antimicrobial wound dressings in their effectiveness against Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms (DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2021.664030) Alternative treatment of biofilms by stimulating wound healing using “Pulsed low-intensity laser treatment” (DOI: 10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2022.112504) Development of a new 3D skin infection model as an alternative to animal models as part of the "InVitroWund" cooperation project (DGKH Congress 2022, CAHMV Congress 2021)   What we can do for you: Do you have an interesting project on the subject and do you need advisory support? Due to our strong commitment at standardization level and our broad network, we can offer you our help even before the experimental work. Do you already have a question that you would like to support experimentally? Then please contact us. This can be in the context of biofilms but also generally on the subject of wound dressings. We not only offer you the standard tests that you need for your approval (e.g.: suspension tests according to EN 13727 and EN 13624). We also plan and carry out projects based on our established in-house methods in order to achieve standardization today, even without an internationally valid standard. Is your project planning possibly still in the future? Then we are pleased to inform you that prEN17854:2022-07 has currently reached draft status, so that we may soon be able to offer you an internationally valid test standard. Do you have a request that is not listed here? No problem, please contact our team at Scientificservice@brillhygiene.com.   Current: Since the topic always provides an opportunity for exchange, we cordially invite you to the event "Online Update Hygiene and Infection Prevention" of the Life Science Nord network on December 8th, 2022 (https://lifesciencenord.de/de/events/detail/online-update-hygiene-und-fection-prevention-10.html), which among other things focuses on wound treatment and which you can also view after uploading on-demand in the media center (https://academy.brillinstitutes.com/de/Mediathek/webinare). We look forward to exchanging ideas with you!

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Our team of experts supports manufacturers of biocidal and medical products as well as cosmetics and pharmaceuticals scientifically in the context of approval projects. For example, we create safety assessments for cosmetics and biocompatibility assessments for medical devices. We focus on infection prevention and wound treatment products.


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As a manufacturer-independent testing laboratory, our expertise in the fields of hygiene and microbiology enables us to perform tests such as those required to validate manual and machine-based reprocessing processes for reprocessable medical devices.

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Pharmaceutical products

Our pharmaceutical expertise focuses in particular on infection prevention and wound treatment products. Our core strength lies in proving the efficacy of antimicrobial products.

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Cosmetics

The production of cosmetics contributes significantly to health and well-being and consequently also to hygiene. People use cosmetics every day to cleanse and nourish their skin and to make themselves look more attractive. Demand for safe products has therefore risen in recent years. This is reflected in the EU Regulation on Cosmetic Products and the GMP requirements for cosmetics. As external service providers, you can integrate our services when compiling product information files and have us assist you with microbiological quality control, production hygiene, and staff training. Our industry experience has given us a profound understanding of your needs, and we are here to serve you at any time.

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Dr. Kerstin Walendy-Gnirß
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