More and more news is appearing indicating increasing interest in biofilms and their role in disease and other biological phenomena. The following article is an example of news on biofilm.

Chlorine dioxide, with its unusual anti-biofilm properties, should inevitably play an increasing role in fighting and using biofilms.

How Fatal Biofilms Form

Date: October 5, 2018

Source: Yale University

Summary: By severely curtailing the effects of antibiotics, the formation of organized communities of bacterial cells known as biofilms can be deadly during surgeries and in urinary tract infections. Researchers have just come a lot closer to understanding how these biofilms develop, and potentially how to stop them.

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CMS Requires Policies and Procedures for Legionella Control

On June 2, 2017, the Survey and Certification Group at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued a memorandum, “Requirement to Reduce Legionella Risk in Healthcare Facility Water Systems to Prevent Cases and Outbreaks of Legionnaires’ Disease (LD)” (“S&C Memo”), requiring that facilities develop and follow policies and procedures that inhibit microbial growth in building water systems to reduce the risk of growth and spread of Legionella and other pathogens in water.

Copper ions and Chloramines Promote Pathogen Growth Under Certain Circumstances

Complexities associated with drinking water plumbing systems can result in undesirable interactions among plumbing components, undermining engineering controls for opportunistic pathogens (OPs). A study examines the effects of plumbing system materials and two commonly applied disinfectants, copper and chloramines, on water chemistry and the growth of Legionella and mycobacteria across a transect of bench- and pilot-scale hot water experiments carried out with the same municipal water supply.

Membrane Market Growth

A new market study indicates that the global reverse osmosis (RO) membrane market is expected to grow at CAGR of 9.06% during the period 2017-2021 with kKey vendors The Dow Chemical Company, General Electric, Koch Membrane Systems, and Toray Group.

New Patent Issued to CDG Environmental

The US Patent and Trademark Office has issued a new patent ( Number US 9,580,317 B2) to CDG Environmental entitled “Storage Stable Aqueous Solutions of Chlorine Dioxide and Methods for Preparing and Using Them”. This adds to the existing portfolio of patents that CDG owns covering various aspects of CDG Solution 3000.