292017Oct
Spotlight On: Haier Biomedical

Spotlight On: Haier Biomedical

For this month’s “Spotlight On” feature, we take a closer look at one of Henderson Biomedical’s newest partners: Haier Biomedical. An overview of the company Haier Biomedical is part of the Haier group, first established in 1984 as a refrigerator manufacturer. The company grew rapidly and expanded into other household appliances such as microwaves and…

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82017Sep
Spotlight On: Hawo

Spotlight On: Hawo

We continue our ‘Spotlight On’ feature by taking a closer look at another manufacturer Henderson Biomedical works closely with. This month we shine the spotlight on the German heat sealer manufacturer, Hawo. An overview of Hawo Hans Wolf founded the company in 1975, taking the first two letters of his first name and surname to…

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12017Aug
Copper: the wonder material of the medical world

Copper: the wonder material of the medical world

Minimising healthcare associated infections (HCAIs) is of paramount importance in any hospital. For this, hospital managers will try to promote good hand hygiene, disinfect any objects that come into contact with the patient and select antimicrobial drugs for their treatment. They will also treat work surfaces to ensure they are clean and sterile. However, micro-organisms…

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32017Jul
Spotlight On: MSE centrifuges

Spotlight On: MSE centrifuges

In what will be the first in a series of ‘Spotlight On’ blogs, we will be taking a closer look at one of the numerous manufacturers that Henderson Biomedical works closely with. This time we take a look at the leading British centrifuge manufacturer, MSE. A short history of MSE centrifuges MSE (Measuring and Scientific…

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72017Jun
How historic deadly diseases are making a comeback

How historic deadly diseases are making a comeback

It is hard to believe that in our modern Western world, diseases that we thought were preventable are now making a comeback. This month, we take a look at some of the diseases and viruses that are making a comeback. The bubonic plague Known as the ‘black death’ during the 14th century, it wiped out…

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162017May
Heat sealers: which one is right for me?

Heat sealers: which one is right for me?

Heat sealers come in many forms. It can be hard to decide on which option is best for you. Henderson Biomedical have years of experience in the service, repair, calibration and sale of heat sealers. We have the expertise to advise you on which sealer would be right for you. Should I choose a rotary…

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242017Mar
Advances in smart wound dressings

Advances in smart wound dressings

Wound dressings has developed dramatically over the years. From a simple needle and thread, to synthetic fibres that dissolve, the world of wound care has changed immeasurably. In recent years, we have even seen synthetic glue be used to heal wounds. Today, cutting edge research is underway around the world to develop what is known…

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152017Feb
When purchasing a centrifuge outright is not an option

When purchasing a centrifuge outright is not an option

Purchasing a centrifuge outright can sometimes not be a viable option.  Today, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are under intense pressure to make cost savings. In some cases, they must divert funds from the capital equipment budget to make ends meet. Furthermore, a centrifuge is not always required long-term. So what can you do? Renting a…

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272017Jan
How hand hygiene can save lives

How hand hygiene can save lives

Hand hygiene is generally accepted as being critical in reducing healthcare associated infections (HCAIs) in hospitals. A study carried out by Kirkland et al back in 2012 found a direct correlation between higher hand hygiene and lower HCAI rates. However, the importance of hand hygiene stretches further back than that. During the mid-19th century, a…

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