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April 13, 2021
Online-Update Hygiene and Infektionsprävention: COVID-19 #5
The webinar series: Online Update Hygiene and Infection Prevention: COVID-19 #5 goes into the next round. Once again, you can expect many exciting presentations and discussions. The online update is a cooperation event with Dr. Brill + Steinmann, MedWiss4you and HIHeal. "Like hardly any other crisis, the pandemic affects all generations, all social groups and social, economic, political and cultural life worldwide. It is being felt everywhere, albeit to varying degrees. We would like to offer you the opportunity to learn about important questions on the topic and exchange ideas with our experts from the clinical, research, political and industrial sectors during this free online update." The webinar will take place on May 06, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and is free of charge. For more information on how to register, please click HERE.
April 10, 2021
Feature on NDR: "Company vaccination bases: how Hamburg companies want to support the vaccination campaign"
In yesterday's issue (09.04.2021) of the Hamburg Journal, the article "Company vaccination bases: how Hamburg companies want to support the vaccination campaign" appeared. In it, the managing director of the Hilpress company talks about the idea of setting up a joint vaccination center for company Corona vaccinations with some of the surrounding companies. The interview took place in our meeting room as a possible future vaccination center. Here you can find the link to the broadcast. The feature starts at minute 08:50. https://www.ndr.de/fernsehen/sendungen/hamburg_journal/Hamburg-Journal,sendung1140230.html
March 14, 2021
Dr. Brill Institutes honored again as family-friendly company
After a renewed audit by the Hamburg Alliance for Families, we are allowed to "wear" the family seal for another 3 years. As a large family business, this award is particularly important to us. We offer flexible, family-friendly working time models, individual reintegration after parental leave, flexitime and mobile working.
February 21, 2021
new publications online
You will find two new publications on our site: 1. Comparison of the in vitro-efficacy of different mouthwash solutions targeting SARS-CoV-2 based on the European Standard EN 14476 2. Improved method for tuberculocidal and mycobactericidal activity testing of disinfectants based on the European Standard 14348 We hope you enjoy reading and sharing them!
February 16, 2021
A standardized test for determining the development of resistance in microorganisms to biocides
The aim of this project is to develop a standardized microbiological test method to determine the potential for emergence of resistance and cross-resistance in the use of surface disinfectants and antimicrobial surfaces. The focus is on the emergence of resistance to disinfectants and material protection agents through de novo mutations. These resistances may pose a particular risk because they confer cross-resistance to antibiotics. Disinfectants and antimicrobial material coatings are approved under the EU Biocides Regulation. The regulation provides for assessment of the risk of emergence of resistance and cross-resistance, but currently lacks standardized test methods to provide a framework for assessment by industrial applicants and assessing authorities. The test method to be developed in the project, based on efficacy tests for surface disinfection (DIN EN 13697:2019 and the DIN EN 16615:2015), will allow biocide manufacturers to have their product tested for resistance development by independent testing institutes. The results will enable authorities to make a better assessment of resistance risk in the context of authorization under the EU Biocides Regulation. The work is being carried out in cooperation with the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM).
January 19, 2021
Dr. Brill recommends: Hytrain training set
Patented process developed for hygiene training: Making germs, transmission paths and disinfection visible, thereby improving hygiene compliance. Germs are invisible...Unknowingly, this can create a deceptive feeling of security. After all, the transmission of microorganisms from one surface to the next happens in secret. But it is precisely this mechanism that must be consciously demonstrated in hygiene training courses, so that correct behavior can then be anchored and successfully transferred into practice. A white surface - the trainer takes a colorless spray and sprays it on the surface: blue dots gradually appear in front of the participants' eyes - astonishment and questioning looks... are these the germs that are on the surface? Now the leader uses the blue "germs" to illustrate transmission paths: from a surface via gloved hands to the sterile packaging of a venous catheter and on to the arm of a patient manikin. After appropriate explanations, the next "aha effect" follows. The success of disinfection becomes visible: Another colorless solution - applicable as a spray or cloth soaking solution - makes the blue "germs" disappear again before the eyes of the participants. However, this is only possible if the correct technique is used and the surfaces are sufficiently wetted. Neither UV light nor a darkened room are necessary: The deceptively real simulation takes place in daylight and in front of a large audience. This is made possible by the HyTrain® training set - a new and patented training system. Depending on the field of activity, many practical processes can be simulated with the HyTrain® training set: specifically for doctors, nurses and cleaning staff. The visual power of the demonstration makes any language barriers of the participants less important. Even the effectiveness of hand disinfection can be demonstrated on gloved hands. The HyTrain® training set was recently patented. Further information: www.hytrain.de ©HyTrain GmbH
January 15, 2021
Webinar recordings now available at Dr. Brill Academy
As of today, recordings of the webinar series "Online Update Hygiene and Infection Prevention: COVID-19" are available on the Dr. Brill Academy website. HERE you can access the recordings.
December 31, 2020
Dear customers and partners, 2020 was a challenging year for all of us, in business and in our private lives. This was also the case for the Dr. Brill Group. We have been able to adapt quickly to the new situation and have conducted many video conferences, but personal contact is often missing. In any case, I am proud of my team how we have mastered this and even managed to not only maintain but also expand our capacities under these difficult conditions.We would like to thank all our customers and cooperation partners for the great cooperation, all the flexibility and we are looking forward to 2021, then hopefully with personal meetings again. I wish you, your families and your teams health and success for 2021 and us a continued good cooperation. Best regards, Florian Brill
November 6, 2020
Update CAHMV 2020
Due to the current corona measures we modified the format of this year's CAHMV. For the first time the CAHMV will take place as an online event only. To be able to realise this, we had to make some program changes. Information about the program and registration can be found on our event page (https://brillhygiene.com/en/akademie/termine/online-6th-conference-applied-hygiene-microbiology-and-virology). Due to these changes, the ticket price could be reduced significantly. Despite the circumstances we are looking forward to an informative CAHMV! If you have any questions, please contact us.
August 24, 2020
Online-Update Hygiene und Infektionsprävention: COVID-19 #3
Am 23.09.2020 zwischen 10:00 und 12:00 Uhr findet das dritte "Online-Update Hygiene und Infektionsprävention: COVID 19" statt. "Trotz des zwischenzeitlich deutlichen Rückgangs der Neuinfektionen in Deutschland und Europa bestimmt die Corona-Pandemie und deren Auswirkungen weiterhin Klinik, Industrie und Forschung. Wir möchte Ihnen im Rahmen dieses kostenfreien Online-Updates die Möglichkeit bieten, sich über wichtige Fragen zum Thema zu informieren und mit unseren Experten auszutauschen." Melden Sie sich unter folgendem Link an: https://www.edudip.com/de/webinar/online-update-hygiene-und-infektionspravention-covid-19-3/395960 Weitere Informationen: https://hiheal.de/news/online-update-hygiene-und-infektions-praevention-covid-19-3.html
July 10, 2020
Dr. Brill receives GLP certificate
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Brill + Partner GmbH Institut für Hygiene und Mikrobiologie has received a GLP (Good Laboratory Practice) certificate from the Hamburg Authority for Health and Consumer Protection. The certificate (https://brillhygiene.com/sites/default/files/company/certificates/GLP-Be...) includes the categories: 2 - Tests to determine toxicological properties 3 - Tests for determining mutagenic properties (in vitro, in vivo) 9 - Other tests: Microbiological and biochemical testing of cleaning, disinfection and sterilization processes. Category 9 thus comprises the company's main areas of work on efficacy testing of disinfectants and antiseptics as well as the validation of reprocessing processes for medical devices. In categories 2 and 3, only in vitro procedures are offered and carried out. We are very pleased that this GLP certification opens up new opportunities for the company. These include the world's largest market for disinfectant efficacy testing and validation of reprocessing processes for medical devices, the United States. We are pleased about the extension of our accreditation by the DAkkS according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025, which has been in existence since 2006, and the recognition of the ZLG as a medical device testing laboratory (https://brillhygiene.com/sites/default/files/company/certificates/ZLG%20...), which has been confirmed since 2011. In addition, we have been operating a GCP (Good Clinical Practice) system since 2018, which we use to carry out microbiological and virological tests on voluntary, healthy test persons.