Time is of the essence, and so is research- especially when it comes to residual protein on reprocessed instruments. In the United Kingdom, there’s been strong concern about prion diseases within proteins. The Department of Health in the UK has been actively looking at, and concerned about, the numbers of people who are contaminated with variant CJD or have a high volume of amyloid protein which leads to Alzheimer’s Disease. On this week’s episode we talk with Mark Campbell, Decontamination Service Manager at the University Hospital of Wales in the UK who walks us through the protein residue research that he’s been doing in coordination with the DOH and in his own department. Mark addresses a question on many department leaders’ minds: if the data and research exists, what are the next steps that we can implement to combat this issue? Tune in now!
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