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Team Develops Sterilizable, Alternative N95 Mask

With N95 masks in short supply, a team of bioengineers and clinical experts from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been developing a new, sustainable solution for healthcare workers to provide protection during the pandemic.

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Are You a First Responder?

In this Soapbox column, certified clinical engineer C. Wayne Hibbs discusses why all healthcare professionals should undergo active-shooter training. After all, Hibbs says, thinking like a first responder at work may not currently be on the CBET certification exam—but perhaps it should be.

Colorado Hospital First to Re-Use Medical Device Following Low-Temperature Sterilization

The FDA-cleared, low-temperature sterilization system utilizes vaporized hydrogen peroxide and ozone to achieve terminal sterilization of heat- and moisture-sensitive medical devices. Its single pre-programmed cycle can sterilize a large number and wide range of compatible devices, making it a cost-effective infection control solution for hospitals.

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Global Sterilization Equipment Market on the Rise

According to ReportLinker, the global sterilization equipment market is expected to grow from its current $7.94 billion valuation to $11.14 billion by 2023, surging at a compound annual growth rate of 7%. The major factors driving the growth of this market include the rising incidence of hospital-acquired infections and technological advancements in sterilization equipment.

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