Hospital Associated Infection News
December 11, 2018: CITRIS Foundry at University of California, Berkeley, highlights DCab https://citris-uc.org/as-biotech-booms-so-do-bacteria/
November 2018: Study conducted under clinical setting at University of California, San Diego medical center finds bacteria growing on lead aprons and thyroid collar. UV-C based DCab was found to be highly effective in disinfection of lead aprons across different apron surface locations and fabric types. “Bacterial Contamination of Lead Aprons in a High-Volume Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Disinfection Using an Automated Ultraviolet-C Radiation System” https://www.invasivecardiology.com/articles/bacterial-contamination-lead-aprons-high-volume-cardiac-catheterization-laboratory-and
February 2017: Nosocom Solutions completes the testing of DCab in operation room setting at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Berkeley, CA.
December 2017: Nosocom Solutions completes the testing of DCab in cardiac cath lab setting at Sepulveda Cardiovascular Center, the UC San Diego region's first academic-based facility to combine all heart and vascular-related services, programs and technology under one roof.
November 16, 2016: CITRIS Foundry Demo day- Nosocom Solution graduates from Foundry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlscTmb8XTI
March 03, 2016: CDC Reports 1 in 7 Hospital-Acquired Infections Now Caused By Antibiotic-Resistant Super Bugs: http://www.medicaldaily.com/cdc-hospital-acquired-infections-super-bugs-antibiotics-376410
February 05, 2016: IBC World News- Nosocom Solutions launches DCab in Bangalore, India: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdwH3Rn1XQA
February 05, 2016: US-based startup comes up with apron disinfectant device | ET HealthWorld
December 15, 2015: The last resort antibiotic "Colistin" begins to fail! http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2015/11/21/mcr-gene-colistin/
December 10, 2015: Medicare Penalizes 758 Hospitals For Safety Incidents. http://khn.org/news/medicare-penalizes-758-hospitals-for-safety-incidents/
October 21, 2015: Nosocom Solutions accepted to CITRIS Foundry http://foundry.citris-uc.org/#startups
October 20, 2015: Nosocom Solutions gets patents issued.
October 6, 2015: Four InSITE Fellows from UC Berkeley School of Law and the Haas School of Business join Nosocom Team: http://www.insitefellows.org
September 28, 2015: Nosocom Solutions selected as a finalist for the Fall 2015 Delta Prize: http://scet.berkeley.edu/announcing-the-fall-2015-delta-prize-finalists/
July 1, 2015- US Antibiotic resistance threat report: alarm bells rung by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September 2013, when it released a “threat report” that revealed antibiotic resistance kills 23,000 Americans, sickens another 2 million, and costs $35 billion in extra health care spending, every year. http://www.cdc.gov/drugresistance/threat-report-2013/
May 1, 2015- Researchers at the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) released new data today documenting alarming rates of bacteria resistant to last-resort antibiotics that can lead to life-threatening infections across the world. http://resistancemap.cddep.org/resmap/use
May 1, 2015- ResistanceMap: This is an interactive collection of charts and maps that summarize national and subnational data on antimicrobial use and resistance worldwide. http://resistancemap.cddep.org
Dramatic rise in antibiotic use: http://www.nature.com/news/dramatic-rise-seen-in-antibiotic-use-1.18383
April 1, 2015- A recent study found that 85% of stethoscopes are found to carry potentially pathogenic organisms. Pathogens cultured from stethoscopes included: Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, vancomycin-resistant enterococci, and Clostridium difficile. There was evidence that bacteria can transfer from the skin of the patient to the stethoscope and from the stethoscope to the skin. http://www.journalofhospitalinfection.com/article/S0195-6701(15)00182-6/abstract
March 1, 2015- In the next decade, if anything kills millions of people, it won't be nuclear warheads, but microbes!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Af6b_wyiwI
February 1, 2015- Video - 5 Tips for Patients
December 19, 2014 - 721 Hospitals Penalized For Patient Safety
December 10 - New Report Details the Economic Costs of Superbug Threat
October 2, 2014 - 'Medicare Fines 2,610 Hospitals In Third Round Of Readmission Penalties'
September 22, 2014 - 'More than 700 infants exposed to TB at Texas hospital'
August 1, 2014 - ‘Nightmare bacteria’ spreading rapidly in Southeastern US
June 27, 2014 - Lawmakers review anti-infection tech for VA hospitals
June 26, 2014 - Technology for Patient Safety at Veterans Hospitals
June 23, 2014 - Hospitals To Pay Big Fines For Infections, Avoidable Injuries