23-Nov-2011

Detailed microbe database now online

Each entry includes a high resolution image and detailed information

Covering a wide range of microbes, experts from leading environmental bio-contamination specialist, Bioquell, have developed a comprehensive and freely available online ‘bug’ database. The micro site features more than 30 of the most common environmental contaminants of importance in various sectors including healthcare, life sciences, pharmaceutical and defence. This online resource provides a valuable insight into the world of bacteria, viruses and fungi.

Each entry includes a high resolution image and detailed information about the bug’s biology, allowing readers to understand key points about its microbiology. The symptoms/effects of the bug are reviewed, explaining its habitat, transmission and control. Finally, technical information is provided for each bug that typically includes various references to other useful scientific papers/articles.

“Our advanced hydrogen peroxide vapour technology kills bugs that are often difficult to picture,” says Dr Jon Otter, Head of Microbiology at Bioquell. “This new section on our website provides an appreciation of some of the key microbes we are often asked to tackle, plus a few of the more obscure ones.

“By understanding a wide range of microbes, our teams can ensure the success of our hydrogen peroxide vapour (HPV) bio-decontamination technology in a wide variety of applications.”

The microbiology database can be found at www.bioquell.com/technology/microbiology.

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