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Novel Solutions for Biofilm Infections

In early August the first annual review meeting was conducted for the Novel Solutions for the Biofilm Infections research project. This is a collaborative research project between the University of Sydney, Whiteley Corporation and the Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (iMCRC), with an investment of over $4m over four years 

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Hospital cleaning trial cuts infections

 A major trial of a bundle of hospital cleaning practices in 11 Australian hospitals has made significant reductions in healthcare-associated infections and demonstrated cost-benefits. The aim of the study was to investigate whether a change in cleaning practices was effective in reducing the 165,000 healthcare-associated infections in Australia each year. The REACH study was funded by an NHMRC grant (GNT1076006), led by QUT, in partnership with Wesley Medical Research, and several industry partners including Whiteley Corporation.

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Whiteley Corporation Celebrates 85th Anniversary

Australia’s largest manufacturer of sterilants, disinfectants and healthcare cleaning technologies Whiteley Corporation is celebrating its 85th year of operation this month. Over the years Whiteley Corporation has been recognised for its world class products, patents and has received multiple awards.
Founded in 1933, as the Australian General Disinfectant Company (AGDC), the company supplied cleaning and hygiene products for the entertainment industry. The product range was extended over the years to include chemical products for building maintenance, and hard floor sealers, polishes and waxes. The original manufacturing site was located at Chippendale, in Sydney.
In 1971 Mr Reg Whiteley joined AGDC, in 1976 the company was renamed Whiteley Chemicals, and eventually became Whiteley Corporation in 2005. In 1982 Reg Whiteley began collaborating with Professor Yvonne Cossart and Dr Karen Vickery at the University of Sydney to research disinfection and viruses. This research led to the development of a multitude of products, including the world’s first wet biofilm remover – Matrix®.  

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Harmful bacterial biofilms target of new manufacturing research partnership

Healthcare, food production and manufacturing industry to benefit Novel solutions for biofilm infections are the focus of a collaborative research agreement between the University of Sydney, Whiteley Corporation and the Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre.
Over four years, $3.5 million will be co-invested in the project by the Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC), University of Sydney and medical and industry manufacturer Whiteley Corporation.
The research will be led by Dr Jim Manos and Dr Theerthankar Das from the Central Clinical School’s Discipline of Infectious Diseases and Immunology in the University’s multidisciplinary Charles Perkins Centre, and Dr Trevor Glasbey and Dr Greg Whiteley from the Hunter-based Whiteley Corporation.
Biofilms formed by bacteria on living tissue cause morbidity and mortality in humans and animals. They also form on inanimate medical-related surfaces such as catheters, implants, medical instruments and almost all dry surfaces, where they pose a significant infection risk for patients.   

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Whiteley Corporation wins ‘Excellence in Innovation’ Award

Proud Winner of the ‘Excellence in Innovation’ Award at the 2018 Hunter Manufacturing Awards! Whiteley Corporation received the 'Excellence in Innovation' award for its product Surfex®. Surfex® is the world's first dry surface biofilm remover and surface disinfectant with proven scientific data. To find out more information on Surfex® or to view the educational video - click here.

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