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Pros and Cons of Hand Sanitizer Formulations

The advent of the novel Coronavirus has brought the need for hand sanitizer to be more accessible in order to help stop the spread of germs and other bacteria that can cause disease. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, states that if soap and water are not [...]

Surgical Instrument Coatings and Why they are Important

Virtually all surgical instruments are made of either Stainless Steel, Titanium and in some cases, Cobalt Chrome. These metals all have their unique characteristics that make them ideal for different types of instruments. Stainless Steel is very rigid, while Titanium is very light and non-ferromagnetic. Within both of these metals [...]

Thermal Conductivity of Surgical Metals

Many surgical procedures require the use of electrocautery instruments to control and stop bleeding intraoperatively. Using these delicate instruments can be challenging as the tissue where the surgeon is operating will be at an elevated temperature. This is because of the exposure to high powered lights, and the related heat [...]

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