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Gibraltar Laboratories Inc. | Date: 2015-06-10

Clean, sterile kits for laboratory use composed primarily of vials, seals and stoppers for aseptic processing and aseptic manufacturing.

Gibraltar Laboratories Inc. | Date: 2015-06-10

Clean, sterile kits for laboratory use composed primarily of vials, seals and stoppers for aseptic processing and aseptic manufacturing.

Yildiz Y.,Gibraltar Laboratories Inc. | Gunes A.,Marmara University | Yalcin B.,Marmara University | Karadag R.,Marmara University
Asian Journal of Chemistry | Year: 2013

In this study, the extract that contains the tannins of gall oak plants (Quercus infectoria Olivier) shellac (gallic acid, ellagic acid, tannic acid) and its derivatives were obtained separately. The natural organic pigments were obtained by supplementing aluminum(III) and iron(II) metals into these extracts. 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 mL solutions of each metal were created by adding to the extract obtained from plants. Qualitative analyses were done with reserved-phase high performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC-DAD) of pigments. Gallic acid and ellagic acid constituting pigment with metals in aluminum tannin and iron tannin were determined by comparing their standards. Reversed-phase HPLC with diode-array UV-visible spectroscopic detection has been used in this identification. The extraction of dyestuffs from the natural pigments were carried out HCl/methanol/water (2:1:1; v/v/v) solution. From the results of the HPLC analysis of the gall-oak shellac pigments, it was determined that gallic acid and ellagic acid present in the natural pigments were precipitated by Al(III) and Fe(II). © 2013 Asian Journal of Chemistry. Source

Wibaux A.,Vancive Medical Technologies | Thota P.,Vancive Medical Technologies | Mastej J.,Gibraltar Laboratories Inc. | Prince D.L.,Gibraltar Laboratories Inc. | And 2 more authors.
PLoS ONE | Year: 2015

Background: Covering insertion sites with chlorhexidine impregnated dressings has been proven to be clinically effective in reducing catheter related blood stream infections (CR-BSI). Two chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG)-impregnated dressings are commercially available, a polyurethane foam disk and a film dressing containing a chlorhexidine gluconate-impregnated gel pad. While both have demonstrated efficacy in clinical settings, the major drawback of high cost and impaired IV insertion site visibility limits their usage. A new, simple film dressing containing CHG within its adhesive layer is now available. The objective of this study was to test the in vitro antimicrobial efficacy of the new dressing in comparison to the CHG-impregnated gel dressing. Methods: Quantitative aliquots of suspensions (concentration of 1.0×106 to 5.0×106 cfu/sample) of clinically relevant challenge organisms (Staphylococcus species, gram-negative bacilli, Candida albicans) were incubated in contact with the new CHG-containing film dressing, a placebo version of the same (negative control) and the commercially available CHGimpregnated gel dressing (positive control). Serial dilutions of the surviving organisms were quantified using the pour plate after 1, 3, 5, and 7 days of incubation in order to calculate an antimicrobial log10 reduction for each organism/dressing combination at each point in time. Results: The new CHG-containing film dressing delivered greater than 5.0 log10 reduction throughout the 7 days on all aerobic gram-negative bacilli and Staphylococcus species tested. As of day 1 the CHG-containing film dressing provided greater than 5.0 log10 reduction on Candida albicans. There were no statistically significant differences in the log10 reduction between the two dressings tested. Conclusion: The new CHG-containing film dressing was found to be as effective as the chlorhexidine gluconate-impregnated gel dressing on clinically relevant microbes. © 2015 Wibaux et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Source

Prince D.,Gibraltar Laboratories Inc. | Mastej J.,Gibraltar Laboratories Inc. | Hoverman I.,Orthofix | Chatterjee R.,Orthofix
Biomedical Instrumentation and Technology | Year: 2014

Validation by steam sterilization of reusable medical devices requires careful attention to many parameters that directly influence whether or not complete sterilization occurs. Complex implant/instrument tray systems have a variety of configurations and components. Geobacillus stearothermophilus biological indicators (BIs) are used in overkill cycles to to simulate worst case conditions and are intended to provide substantial sterilization assurance. Survival of G. stearothermophilus spores was linked to steam access and size of load in the chamber. By a small and reproducible margin, it was determined that placement of the trays in a rigid container into minimally loaded chambers were more difficult to completely sterilize than maximally loaded chambers. © Copyright AAMI 2014. Source

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