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July 17, 2019

Sterigenics ethylene oxide plant to reopen

INDUSTRIAL STERILIZATION

 

Medical Design and Outsourcing-- Sterigenics and the state of Illinois Environmental Protection Agency have reached a consent agreement to reopen the company’s Willowbrook medical device sterilization plant. The state EPA ordered the plant closed in February 2019, citing excessive emissions of the sterilant EO. More

 

 

July 9, 2019

Australian gulls found to carry antibiotic-resistant superbugs

VETERINARY STERILIZATION

 

The Guardian -- Researchers say ‘eye-opening’ findings that 20% of silver gulls nationwide carry pathogenic bacteria should be a wake-up call. More

 

June 28, 2019

Hospital flies carry enough 'bugs' of their own to cause infection

VETERINARY STERILIZATION

 

Medical News Today -- These insects carry enough bacteria to cause infections — even some drug-resistant ones. More

 

 

June 26, 2019

DVM designs pet poison phone app

VETERINARY STERILIZATION

 

DVM360 --A veterinarian and practice owner has launched an app for iOS and Android to help pet parents prevent accidental drug and food toxicities in their cats and dogs. More

 

 

June 24, 2019

Sparked by Sterigenics, Pritzker signs law limiting ethylene oxide emissions

INDUSTRIAL STERILIZATION

 

WGN9 --Governor Pritzker has signed legislation imposing the nation's strictest limits on ethylene oxide emissions. More

 

 

June 3, 2019

Ethylene oxide air testing to begin this week in Lake County

INDUSTRIAL STERILIZATION

 

Daily Herald --Outdoor air monitoring to determine levels of the chemical ethylene oxide is set to begin this week in Gurnee and Waukegan, Lake County officials said Monday. More

 

 

June 3, 2019

'We are taking a strong stance': EtO regulation bills head to governor's desk

INDUSTRIAL STERILIZATION

 

Chicago Tribune -- Legislation tightening restrictions for use of the cancer-causing chemical ethylene oxide passed through both the Illinois Senate and House this week, and is being sent to Gov. J.B. Pritzker for approval. More

 

 

The history of ethylene oxide (EO) and the formative role it has played in modern medical device sterilization can be murky to some, even quite skewed for others. Andersen Sterilizers President & CEO, Ted May, sat down with the crew at the podcast Beyond Clean, to dig into the mostly unknown, yet incredibly transformative history of EO technology—including its vital role in the sterile processing industry today.

 

We invite you to tune in and take a listen.

May 21, 2019

Andersen’s West Coast General Manager, Liz Krewson, PhD., featured on UNC-TV’s Women in STEM program on transitioning from student to manager

ANDERSEN NEWS

 

Andersen’s Liz Krewson, PhD., joined four other professional women for PBS’s UNC-TV’s monthly seminar “RTP 180,” on May 21, 2019. The program features speakers from the three founding universities in the Research Triangle Park area in N.C., as well as local companies and members of the community-at-large. Dr. Krewson’s talk took listeners through her personal transitional journey from a graduate student to serving as GM for Andersen Sterilizer’s West Coast territory.  More

 

 

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