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September 15, 2021
ROBUST - Integrated Coating & Cleaning Concept for Offshore Structures
From 30.08.2021 to 01.09.2021, the Hull Performance & Insight Conference (HullPIC) and the PortPIC took place in Pontignano, Italy. The PortPIC conference focused on presentations and discussion panels on the topics of cleaning and grooming of ship hulls. There is an emerging trend towards gentle intermediate cleaning of ships with biocide-containing antifouling coatings at relatively short intervals in order to reduce frictional resistance and thus fuel costs and CO2 emissions. At the same time, however, the top layer (approx. 10 µm) of the antifouling is removed in the process, causing biocides and microplastics to be discharged into the waters and reducing the duration of the coating's effectiveness. Such a process would therefore also not be permitted in German territorial waters. Bernd Daehne from our Institute for Antifouling and Biocorrosion gave a presentation at the conference entitled: "ROBUST: Integrated Coating & Cleaning Concept for Offshore Structures". It was the only presentation dealing with a cleaning of non-biocidal coatings developed by the project partners Fraunhofer IFAM and Momentive Performance Materials. You can find the presentation and the conference proceedings HERE.
September 13, 2021
7th Conference of Applied Hygiene, Microbiology and Virology
In 2021, the Conference of Applied Hygiene, Microbiology and Virology starts already in its seventh year! After the online edition in 2020 and the last regular CAHMV in 2019, which impressed with outstanding presentations and attracted more than 100 participants from 17 countries, we are now inviting you to this year's hybrid conference. The 7th Conference of Applied Hygiene, Microbiology and Virology will take place 25 - 26 November 2021 in Hamburg and also online, presented by Dr. Brill + Partner GmbH Institut für Hygiene und Mikrobiologie and the DR. BRILL ACADEMY. The conference venue is once again the AMERON Hamburg Hotel Speicherstadt in the picturesque and historic "Speicherstadt". We would be very pleased to welcome you to the 7th Conference of Applied Hygiene, Microbiology and Virology as a participant in Hamburg, or online via livestream. Further information about the event can be found HERE
August 24, 2021
6th Hull Performance & Insight Conference (HullPIC)
From 30th Aug. 2021 to 01st Sept. 2021, the Hull Performance & Insight Conference (HullPIC) will be held in Pontignano, Italy. The conference will focus on presentations and discussion sessions on the following topics: ISO 19030 and beyond sensor technology human factors in reporting & understanding performance information fusion big data uncertainty analysis hydrodynamic models business models cleaning technology coating technology ESDs Bernd Daehne from our Institute for Antifouling and Biocorrosion will give a presentation entitled: "ROBUST: Integrated Coating & Cleaning Concept for Offshore Structures" at the conference on 01.09.2021 at 13:55. More information about the conference can be found HERE.
August 24, 2021
Dr. Brill + Partner listed as GLP testing facility
Our institute has already been certified as a GLP testing facility since June 2020. This certification is valid for the test sites Hamburg and Bremen (To the certifications). Now we have also been included in the German directory of test facilities / test sites (July 2021) (Directory GLP test facilities) The certification applies to the categories 2 tests for the determination of toxicological properties, 3 tests for the determination of mutagenic properties (in vitro and in vivo) and 9 for microbiological and biochemical testing of cleaning, disinfection and sterilization processes. We would like to thank all our employees and partners and are looking forward to your request.
August 22, 2021
6th International Conference on Prevention & Infection Control (ICPIC)
This year's "International Conference on Prevention & Infection Control (ICPIC)" will take place in Geneva from 14.09.2021 to 17.09.2021. Dr. Florian H. H. Brill is also involved in this year's conference with two presentations. 15.09.2021, 14:35-14:40 - Virucidal efficacy of an ozone-generating system for automated room disinfection (Dr. Florian H. H. Brill) 16.09.2021, 10:00-10:12 - Development of practice-simulation in vivo efficacy test method for alcohol-based hand rubs based on EN 1500 and ASTM E2755 (Dr. Florian H. H. Brill) You can find more information about ICPIC HERE
August 8, 2021
Hamburg Copenhagen Business Forum
The Hamburg Chamber of Commerce cordially invites you to the 4th "Hamburg Copenhagen Business Forum". The Hamburg Chamber of Commerce is organizing the forum together with the German-Danish Chamber of Commerce and Dansk Industri this year under the motto "Germany and Denmark - Joining Forces for Green Growth". In addition to discussion forums on renewable energy, the green real estate industry, urban mobility and the digital health industry, the conference offers business representatives from both countries the opportunity to network and expand business relations in their respective neighboring countries. Among others, Hamburg's Senator for Economy and Innovation, Michael Westhagemann, and the Danish Minister of Transport, Benny Engelbrecht, will participate in the forum. In addition to the full-day conference on August 25, 2021, the following day will include a tour program to the House of Green, the Middelgrunden Offshore Wind Farm, and the Amager Resource Center including Copenhill. Further Information
July 29, 2021
New Publication: A realistic transfer method reveals low risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission via contaminated euro coins and banknotes
On our "Publications" page you will find a new publication on the transferability of SARS-CoV-2 to banknotes and coins
July 7, 2021
Online-Update Hygiene and Infektionsprävention: COVID-19 #6
More than 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. In this free online update, we would like to offer you the opportunity to find out about important questions on the topic and to exchange ideas with our experts from the clinical, research, political and industrial sectors. Speakers: Korinna Hennig NDR science journalist and host of the podcast "Coronavirus Update Science communication in times of crisis more to follow... The online update is a cooperation event with Dr. Brill + Steinmann, MedWiss4you and HIHeal. Life Science Nord GmbH coordinates the HIHeal network as the first so-called "Hamburg Cluster Bridge Project", whose funding is provided by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. Another topic area within the project is eHealth, coordinated by Gesundheitswirtschaft Hamburg. Click HERE to register
July 4, 2021
Dr. Florian Brill is VUP President
On June 17th, 2021, Dr. Florian Brill was elected as the new president of the VUP for the next two years. He was first elected to the VUP Presidium in 2016. Dr. Florian Brill is also currently heading the project group "VUP 2025" and represents the VUP in numerous external bodies.
June 15, 2021
Human Coronavirus established!
We are happy being able to extend our testing service for you. As of now we can offer activity tests of disinfectants, antiseptics, and antiviral surfaces with the human Coronavirus, strain E229 in our testing laboratory in Bremen. The team established the virus in the lab during the last months and now it is validated. In case you are interested, please contact us to get an individual quotation.
May 31, 2021
Vaccinations at the company doctor
Finally, the time has come. As of the 7th of June, Corona vaccinations will be available through the company doctor. Our colleagues and their spouses have already been able to register for the vaccination. The vaccinations will take place in the practice of the company doctor, there will not be a collective vaccination center with the surrounding companies.
May 22, 2021
On May 19th, 2021 the book "Compendium Surface Hygiene" was published by Günter Kampffolgen. Dr. Florian H.H. Brill and Dr. Maren Wodrich from the institute are part of the team of eleven authors. "Dieses Buch ist als Standardwerk für die wesentlichen Aspekte der Flächenhygiene in allen Bereichen der Versorgung von Patienten und Heimbewohnern konzipiert. Erkenntnisse aus der internationalen wissenschaftlichen Fachliteratur werden umfassend ausgewertet und dargestellt, Fallbeispiele, Infoboxen und Abbildungen erleichtern deren Lesbarkeit. Zahlreiche Tabellen ermöglichen eine intensivere Beschäftigung mit Einzelergebnissen. Mit einem Fazit am Ende eines jeden Kapitels werden die für die Praxis wesentlichen Erkenntnisse komprimiert zusammengefasst. Ein Team aus insgesamt 11 Autoren befasst sich im ersten Teil des Buches mit der Kontamination von Flächen, den Übertragungswegen, Flächen-assoziierten nosokomialen Infektionen, dem OP-Bereich, der unmittelbaren und erweiterten Patientenumgebung, Stethoskopen, mobilen elektronischen Geräten, der praktischen Durchführung von Reinigung und Desinfektion, dem Schutz der Mitarbeiter bei der Durchführung der Flächendesinfektion, den verschiedenen Tuchspendersystemen sowie der Qualitätssicherung in der Flächenhygiene. Im zweiten Buchteil werden die Prüfmethoden zur Bestimmung der Wirksamkeit, die antimikrobielle Wirkung der häufigsten chemischen Wirkstoffe - einschließlich Kupfer und Photodynamik - sowie Möglichkeiten zur Reduktion des bakteriellen Selektionsdrucks in der Flächendesinfektion beschrieben („Antimicrobial Stewardship“)." (Abgerufen am 22.05.2021 von https://tredition.de/autoren/guenter-kampf-36426/kompendium-flaechenhygiene-hardcover-154960/)