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May 14, 2021
Dr. Brill + Partner GmbH is partner laboratory of the School of Life Science at UKE
Every year on August the 1st the training for Biological-Technical Assistant starts at the School of Life Science of the UKE. The two-year training is aimed at anyone with a keen interest in biology and, in particular, in a wide range of laboratory activities. The first 9 months of the training focus on theory. This is followed by a year of gaining practical experience. In 3 internships of 4 months each, the students get the chance to get to know different institutes, such as us, the Dr. Brill + Partner GmbH Institute for Microbiology and Hygiene. very year on August the 1st the training for Biological-Technical Assistant starts at the School of Life Science of the UKE. The two-year training is aimed at anyone with a keen interest in biology and, in particular, in a wide range of laboratory activities. The first 9 months of the training focus on theory. This is followed by a year of gaining practical experience. In 3 internships of 4 months each, the students get the chance to get to know different institutes, such as us, the Dr. Brill + Partner GmbH Institute for Microbiology and Hygiene. Lukas Kuhn completed his training at the School of Life Science of the UKE from 2017 - 2019. At that time, he did his first internship at our institute on Norderney. After his training, Lukas found his way back to us and has been working with us on Norderney ever since. There he is responsible for technology. Lukas keeps existing test stands running, carries out minor repairs and is involved in the development of new test methods and equipment. "The work here on Norderney is special in that every day is different here. You work a lot outside at the harbor and on the beach and are dependent on the weather and tides there. My tasks here are very varied, from evaluating experiments to image processing and manual work. In addition, there is a very pleasant working atmosphere with top colleagues." Applications to the School of Life Science for the training start August 2021 are still possible until May 31. We look forward to sharing our knowledge and experience with all future interns.
April 22, 2021
11. eHealth-Lounge - "The Future of Hygiene"
Epidemics of influenza or the current Corona pandemic are impressive examples of how microorganisms can spread within a very short time and what consequences such spreads can have for a society. Viable hygiene concepts and preventive measures for the prevention of infections are therefore relevant in all areas of life. New, traceable and safe infection prevention solutions must be developed and implemented in hospitals as well as in inpatient and outpatient facilities and services. Which (digital) solution options for better hygiene protection already exist and how can these solutions be transferred to other areas and sectors? What can we learn from the requirements of the pandemic? How will we deal with the issue of hygiene in the future? On the occasion of the International Day of Hand Hygiene, the eHealth Network Hamburg of Gesundheitswirtschaft Hamburg GmbH takes up these and other questions in our next online event and invites you to the 11th eHealth Lounge - "The Future of Hygiene". Date: May 5, 2021 Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. You can find more information about the event HERE
April 19, 2021
Review 15th Congress for Hospital Hygiene
A successful and exciting 15th Congress on Hospital Hygiene is behind us. Many interesting lectures and workshops were held online. The 15th Congress for Hospital Hygiene in figures: 744 registered participants 102 presenters and speakers 3 workshops/lunch symposia 300-500 live viewers per session We would like to thank you for allowing us to participate in the congress with 6 presentations.
April 18, 2021
Online Lunch MIT
As part of the "Online Lunches MIT" webinar series, Dr. Florian H. H. Brill will give a lecture entitled: "Hamburg 2040 - The healthcare industry as an opportunity for the city - innovation, research, jobs and healthy living in the metropolitan region". The lecture will take place on 18.05.2021 from 12:30 - 13:30 and will be moderated by Ralf-Martin Diedrich. You can find more information HERE on our event page
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 29, 2021
DISTANCE WEBINAR “Mechanisms and assessment of bacterial resistance”
Dr. Pierre Grascha is an expert in chemical processes in industry. In 2015, Dr. Pierre Grascha founded SPG ACTIONS, a private consulting and training company specialized in formulation of cosmetic and biocidal products, microbiology, hygiene in production and industrial chemical processes. On 2nd of June 2021, Dr. Pierre Grascha invites to the webinar "Mechanisms and assessment of bacterial resistance". This webinar will provide participants with knowledge about the different mechanisms that lead to bacterial resistance. It will also teach participants how to assess the risk of microbial resistance. The seminar will be held from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. All further information about the event can be found HERE We hope you enjoy the seminar!
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