Dr.Brill + Partner News Center
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January 19, 2023
Christmas donations 2022
Our Christmas donations from 2022 will go to Futurepreneur e.V. Under the slogan "WE PROMOTE FUTURE CREATORS", the Futurepreneur e.V. trains certified "Futurepreneur-Coaches", who teach students entrepreneurial thinking and acting. We are pleased to be able to support this innovative educational program with our donation. You can find more information about the association here: https://www.futurepreneur.de/
December 12, 2022
Arab Health 2023: Please visit us!
Arab Health will take place in the Dubai World Trade Centre from 30 January - 2 February 2023. This time, Dr. Florian Brill and Dr. Kerstin Walendy-Gnirß will be present. Please contact us already now for an appointment there and use the opportunity for a personal exchange. Simply send your request by email to email@example.com. We would be very pleased to meet you again or to get to know you in Dubai! At the same time, we would like to thank all of you who visited us at MEDICA 2022 in Düsseldorf in November. It was a great pleasure for us to maintain, refresh and make so many new contacts there.
December 9, 2022
New research project: ICEBIO
ICEBIO is a PhD network that will train the next generation of experts in glacier microbiology and biogeochemistry. ICEBIO will provide a database of the functional diversity and potential of the glacier biome, which will not only greatly improve our understanding of a threatened biome, but also demonstrate the potential for exploiting economic and ecological services. Dr. Brill + Partner GmbH will, among other things, provide a risk assessment regarding pathogenic organisms from the glacier biome, including the inclusion of bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Further Information: https://www.icebio.eu/pages/project/index.html The ICEBIO Doctoral Network is supported by a grant from the European Commission’s MSCA Doctoral Network program under project number 101072761
December 5, 2022
CAHMV 2022 + 2023: Thanks! + "Save the Date"
At the end of November, the time had finally come: The 8th Conference of Applied Hygiene, Microbiology and Virology once again attracted an international audience of experts with participants from 15 nations to the AMRERON Hotel Hamburg Speicherstadt and online participants in front of their screens. The lecture topics were again of great interest and in some cases stimulated an intensive exchange, with numerous questions also being asked online - and the social program in the evening went down very well, too. Once again, a big thank you to all participants and speakers for making CAHMV 2022 such a success, and especially also to our sponsors GOJO, Dr. Weigert and BioGenius. The 9th Conference of Applied Hygiene, Microbiology and Virology is planned for 30 November - 01 December 2023, as usual as a hybrid event online and in the Hamburg Speicherstadt. Please save the date. We look forward to seeing you again, then perhaps with a joint mulled wine in the evening?
December 4, 2022
Dr. Florian H. H. Brill on the Veek Podcast
Dr. Florian H. H. Brill was a guest on the podcast "VEEK - UND JETZT MAL EHRLICH!". In the podcast, Dr. Florian H. H. Brill talks about the origins and growth of the company. You can find the link to the various providers here: https://veek-hamburg.de/veek-podcast-23/
November 30, 2022
ONLINE-UPDATE HYGIENE UND INFEKTIONSPRÄVENTION #10
The online update Hygiene and Infection Prevention goes into the 10th round! On 08.12.22 the online update will take place with the main topic Miracle Care from 10:00 - 12:00. All information about registration and the program can be found on the website of Life Science North: https://lifesciencenord.de/de/events/detail/online-update-hygiene-und-infektions-praevention-10.html
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!
November 22, 2022
Dr. Florian H. H. Brill in the extended VEEK Hamburg e.V. Board of Directors
At the last VEEK Hamburg e.V. general meeting, our managing director Dr. Florian H. H. Brill was elected to the extended board. We congratulate Dr. Brill very warmly and wish him much success in his work at VEEK!
November 7, 2022
8th CAHMV: Registration still possible!
Take your chance and register now for the 8th Conference of Applied Hygiene, Microbiology and Virology, which will take place end of November. Registrations for your online participation are still possible, and we also still have some places available for on-site participation. Register now for CAHMV 2022! We look forward to welcoming you onsite here in Hamburg or online. The full program and all registration information can be found HERE
November 7, 2022
MEDICA 2022: Visit us!
Next week, the time has already come: From November 14 to 17, 2022, Dr. Brill + Partner GmbH Institut für Hygiene und Mikrobiologie will again be exhibiting at MEDICA in Düsseldorf, the world's most important and largest medical trade fair. Register now for a meeting with your contact person from our institute. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We still have a few dates available. You will find us again at the North German joint stand of WTSH in Hall 15, Stand H16. Of course we would also be happy to come to your stand. We would be very pleased about a personal exchange in Düsseldorf! All further information can be found here: https://www.medica.de/vis/v1/en/exhibitors/medcom2022.2721676
November 2, 2022
Your study according to GLP? No problem!
Do you need GLP-compliant testing for your biocide registration or your medical device? Then please feel free to contact us. Dr. Brill + Partner has been certified as a GLP testing facility since June 2020 and registered with the BfR as a testing facility with the corresponding test category since July 2021. This certification includes: Tests for the determination of toxicological properties (category 2) Tests for the determination of mutagenic properties (in vitro, in vivo) (category 3) Microbiological and biochemical testing of cleaning, disinfection and sterilization processes) (category 9) You don't know whether you should have a GLP test performed for your products? Please feel free to contact us! We will advise you comprehensively regarding the requirements for different legal areas (EU, USA/FDA), the demarcation to GMP and GCP and the possible laboratory tests. What we can do for you: Specifically, we have the following standards for you under GLP, which you are welcome to request at Scientificservice@brillhygiene.com: ASTM E2755 (Bacteria-Eliminating Effectiveness of Healthcare Personnel Hand Rub) AOAC 955.17 (Fungicidal Activity of Disinfectants) EN 13697 (bactericidal and/or fungicidal activity of chemical disinfectants on non-porous surfaces without mechanics) DIN EN ISO 10993-5 (tests for in vitro cytotoxicity of medical devices) Is your standard/test standard not listed? Please contact us anyway, because we have further methods in the GLP pipeline.
October 30, 2022
eSignature for test reports, statements and expert opinions
Dear customer, we are pleased to inform you that as of 01.01.2023 we will modernize our document dispatch by switching to documents with eSignature. The eSignature we use meets the requirements for an advanced eSignature in accordance with EU Regulation 910/2014 and thus enables us to make our processes more secure, modern and flexible in your interests. The implementation will take place gradually, so it is possible that especially for your request everything will still be handled as you are used to. For the processes that have already been implemented, this means that from this point on you will only be provided with an electronically signed document in the form of a PDF. The previously standard dispatch of hardcopy copies with wet signatures will therefore no longer be necessary. Of course, we offer you the usual service and thus the possibility, for an additional charge, to receive a hardcopy copy in addition to the document with eSignature. The new process: As a better orientation for you, from 01.01.2023 on newly issued quotations and order confirmations, an information about this change will be embedded in the document dispatch. We therefore ask you to inform us ideally already when preparing the quotation, but at the latest when placing the order, whether you would like a hardcopy copy, so that we can take this request into account in the order confirmation and internal processes. If you only request a hardcopy copy after the order has been placed, this request will of course also be taken into account by providing a separate quotation for the additional costs. If your request from 01.01.2023 is not yet affected by the implementation, we will of course refrain from additional costs despite the information on the quotation and order confirmation. Transition period: For all implemented processes, the following applies: all orders received before the implementation deadline will be completed as usual with a hardcopy copy, which in this case is of course free of charge for you. In addition, however, you will then already receive the PDF with eSignature. The new process will only be applied in its entirety for new inquiries/orders. The following applies to all processes that have not yet been implemented: We are, of course, striving to create a uniform system for you. We therefore plan to have implemented all processes to the eSignature by 01.07.2023