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Pathogenia: A new, innovative way to prevent food recalls | Article | bioMérieux – What leaders want to know

Pathogenia: A new, innovative way to prevent food recalls

In recent years, the global frozen fruit and vegetable industry has had countless food recalls, and the latest originating from a virus is of particular concern. Feeding the planet with safe foods is an ongoing challenge that has led to the creation of Pathogenia, Canada’s first-ever lab accredited by the agri-food industry to provide virology services. How was Pathogenia able to turn these unfortunate events into an opportunity for innovation? Prasant Prusty, Director and Co-Founder of Pathogenia, reflects on the challenge in a recent interview with bioMérieux.

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The Global Point Prevalence Survey: An Ally in the Fight Against Antimicrobial Resistance | Article | bioMérieux – What leaders want to know

The Global Point Prevalence Survey: An Ally in the Fight Against Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the biggest public health challenges of the century. It occurs when microorganisms develop the ability to render antimicrobial medication ineffective, and results in higher treatment failure rates. The development of AMR is largely driven by antimicrobial overconsumption. If appropriate measures aren’t taken, by 2050, more than 10 million people worldwide could die from AMR each year. So what can governments, hospitals and healthcare institutions rely on to develop effective measures?

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A 24% reduction in antimicrobial consumption at the Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke | Article | bioMérieux – What leaders want to know

A 24% reduction in antimicrobial consumption at the Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke

LUMED, a major player in the health informatics industry, was co-founded by Louis Valiquette, a medical microbiologist and infectious disease specialist at the CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS (Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de l’Estrie – Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke) and professor at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the Université de Sherbrooke.

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