Research for infection protection

Spore-forming bacteria

Some bacteria such as the Bacillus and Clostridium species are able to form spores. These spores, also referred to as endospores, are the dormant form of vegetative bacteria and are highly resistant to physical and chemical influences. Disinfection measures for inactivating spores require a special spectrum of activity that covers both the bacterium’s vegetative form and spores.

Hygiene measures in case of Clostridium difficile

Throughout the world, the Clostridium difficile bacterium is known as most common pathogen of nosocomial diarrhoeal diseases often linked to antibiotic therapy. The number of Clostridium difficile outbreaks and the severity of...[more]

Robert Koch-Institute updates recommendations on controlling Clostridium difficile

The Robert Koch-Institute (RKI) has updated its guide on Clostridium difficile for Germany and has adapted the recommendations in the “Fact sheets for physicians” on daily wipe disinfection to the current state of scientific...[more]