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March 29, 2021
Neues Forschungsprojekt: HaptoCheck
Development of a standardized test method to evaluate the anti-adhesion properties of surfaces against biofilms on ship hulls. Akronym: HaptoCheck - ZIM-Förderkennzeichen KK5193801KS0 The present project addresses the development of a test method for the adhesive strength of microbial coatings (biofilms) on ship hulls. Biofilms form the first stage of colonization of surfaces and create the basis for macroscopic fouling, which has a negative impact on fuel consumption in shipping. The main focus of the research project is initially to establish series of measurements on the detachment of biofilms from test surfaces as a function of wall shear stress. For this purpose, a laboratory-scale test apparatus will be produced to simulate the sailing speed of ships in practice. On this basis, abiotic model substances are to be developed, with the aid of which the adhesion of microbial surface coatings to antifouling coatings can be simulated in the test apparatus and used to quantify such effects as part of a standardized test procedure. On the basis of the test results, a final evaluation of the effectiveness of such coating systems is to be  which should enable developers to optimize the non-stick properties of their products more cost-effectively and effectively. The resulting new test method is a screening test for estimating the effectiveness of antifouling systems. It is a seasonally independent rapid test procedure that will provide paint companies with quick results for further development. The procedure will not be able to replace the later semi-annual open water tests with the promising variants, but it will accelerate the development work of the companies.
March 29, 2021
15th Congress for Hospital Hygiene
The following lectures will be held by speakers from our company: 12.04.21: 17:15 – 18:45, Live stream 2, Hygiene in der Pflege ll: Development of practice-simulation in vivo efficacy test method for Alcohol-based Handrubs based on EN 1500 and ASTM E2755 F. H. H. Brill, R. A. Leslie, S. Pahl, M. Suchomel, D. R. Macinga (Akron/USA, Rootstown/USA, Hamburg, Wien/Österreich) 13.04.21: 09:00 – 10:30, Live stream 2, Aufbereitung von Medizinprodukten l - Thermolabile flexible Endoskope: Advantage of pH neutral peracetic acid over peracetic acid in reduction of viable count of biofilms F. H. H. Brill, B. Meyer, S. Eschborn, M. Schmidt, H. Gabriel (Hamburg, Monheim am Rhein) 13.04.21: 15:30 – 17:05, Live stream 1, Klinische Antiseptik ll: Evaluation of the Virucidal Efficacy of Alcohol-based Hand Rubs against Norovirus – Comparison of International Test Methods F. H. H. Brill, J. Steinmann, K. Ormandy, S. Pahl, B. Becker, D. Paulmann, D. S. Paulson (Hamburg, Denby/UK, Bozeman/USA) 14.04.21: 10:35 – 12:15, Live stream 3, Freie Vorträge: Fibrin-Prüfkörper – Ein praxisnahes Prüfmodell zur vergleichenden Bewertung der Wirksamkeit von Instrumentenreinigern M. Wehrl, U. Rosenberg, F.H.H. Brill, H. Gabriel, A. Kampe, W. Michels, K. Roth, L. Schnieder, P. Frey, J. Köhnlein, O. Riebe, A. Hartung, R. Bloß, G. Kirmse, M.-T. Linner, D. Martini, M. Tschoerner, U. Weber, S. Krüger, H. Martiny, J. Gebel (Krefeld, Zuchwil/Schweiz, Hamburg, Warburg, Tübingen, Schwerin, Frankfurt am Main, München, Lörrach, Gütersloh, Grünendeich, Berlin, Bonn) Das humane Plasma-basierte Wund-Biofilm-Modell (hpBIOM): Eine praxisnahe Methode zur Evaluierung der Wirksamkeit von antimikrobiellen Wundspüllösungen und physikalischen Therapien im Milieu chronischer Wunden A. Kampe, F. H. H. Brill, E. K. Stürmer (Hamburg)
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