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Eskape Pathogen article on Infectioncontrol.tips

ALS Environmental are pleased to announce that our article of the ESKAPE pathogen has been published by InfectionControl.tips on their global platform.

The control of infection is a major concern for all healthcare establishments. Infectioncontrol.tips is a website which includes a range of peer reviewed articles to help healthcare professionals control and mitigate the risk of infection. ALS Environmental are pleased to announce that our article of the ESKAPE pathogen has been published by InfectionControl.tips on their global platform.

Click here for the full InfectionControl.tips article.

The potential impact of anti-biotic resistant bacteria was highlighted by the Infectious Diseases Society of America, in their paper “Bad Bugs, No Drugs. As Antibiotic Discovery Stagnates. The ESKAPE pathogens are a major concern due to their high risk of infection from contaminated waters and their antibiotic resistant nature. By utilising the power of the MALDI-ToF confirmation technique, ALS Environmental are in a unique position to help customers identify the ESKAPE pathogens in an effort to reduce the risk of infection.

ESKAPE Pathogen Incubation Time Confirmation: Traditional Confirmation: MALDI-ToF MALDI-ToF Saving
Enteroccus faecium 2 Days 1 Day Minutes 1 Day
Staphylococcus faecium 2 Days 1 Day Minutes 1 Day
Klebsiella pneumoniae 1 Day 1 Day Minutes 1 Day
Acinetobacter baumannii 1 Day 1 Day Minutes 1 Day
Pseudomonas aeruginosa 2 Days 1 Day Minutes 1 Day
Enterobacter species 1 Day 1 Day Minutes 1 Day
Stenotrophomonas maltophilia 1 Day 1 Day Minutes 1 Day

 

To download the ALS data sheet on ESKAPES pathogens, please click here.

Upon the ESKAPES article being published by InfectionControl.tips Nick Barsby, ALS Environmental’s Sales & Marketing Manager and Co-author of the ESKAPES paper, comments:

The risk posed by these pathogens is significant. In the UK we have long been aware of the risks posed by Legionella, these are outlined in ACoP L8 and HTM04-01. Pseudomonas aeruginosa has also come under scrutiny in recent years; however, the analytical techniques to identify some of these pathogens have, until recently, been expensive. Utilising the MALDI-ToF ALS Environmental are able to offer a cost effective approach to identifying these bacteria in an efficient and timely manner.

To discuss your analytical requirements, including ESKAPESMALDI-ToF confirmations and Legionella analysis, or for any other queries please liaise with your Customer Service Co-ordinator or contact us on 02476 42 12 13.

Contact Us

ALS Environmental

Torrington Avenue

Coventry

CV4 9GU

T:  024 7642 1213

or :

Units 7 & 8

Hawarden Business Park

Manor Road

Hawarden

Flintshire

CH5 3US

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E: [email protected]

www.alsenvironmental.co.uk


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We had potential water quality problem due to the actions of a third party and needed samples taken as a matter of urgency. Although this was outside the strict terms of our contract with ALS they were able to provide a sampler on a Friday afternoon, get the samples taken and returned to their labs for analysis.

They backed this excellent performance up by emailing us the sample results over the weekend. All in all a great piece of customer service!



Bob Windmill, Head of Water Quality, Independent Water Networks

ALS are a really easy company to deal with their professional attitude to the range of services they provide for us is second to none. The people there listen carefully and respond very quickly to our requests , we have dealt with them for the last eight years and their customer advisors understand our business and not only their own.”

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