On January 27th, Eurofins Central Laboratory recognizes World Leprosy Day with the World Health Organization (WHO). Also known as Hansen’s disease, Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium Leprae. This disease affects the skin, peripheral nerves, mucus membranes of the upper respiratory tract, and eyes. Individuals affected will experience sensory loss in these affected areas as well as damaged thickened nerves.
Today we at Eurofins Central Laboratory recognize a rare neurological disorder known as Moebius Syndrome.
Celebrating Thirty Years of Good Laboratory Practice
The GLP (Good Laboratory Practice) Testing Facility of Eurofins Central Laboratory in Breda, The Netherlands has been accredited for OECD GLP for over 30 years. It all started at the BCO Centre for Research (B for Bergschot 71, the street address ever since) with the first inspection by the Dutch Health Care Inspectorate in June 1988. Over the years, BCO underwent several transformations and evolved into becoming one of the Eurofins Central Laboratory facilities, keeping the GLP Test Facility embedded in the Breda Clinical Laboratory.
Throughout the month, Eurofins Central Laboratory, a member of Eurofins BioPharma Services, stands with the American Cancer Society to recognize January as Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. According to the World Health Organization (WHO):
In the realm of infectious disease, antibiotic resistance is a real and ever increasing concern across the entire healthcare industry. This is also true for ocular infections. With bacterial conjunctivitis being the second most common cause (versus viral conjunctivitis), diligent epidemiology and surveillance monitoring brings valued insight to us all. Eurofins Central Laboratory is proud to have provided analytical services (microbiological species confirmation and antibiotic resistance profile determination) to one of the only two nationwide multi-center surveillance studies (Antibiotic Resistance Monitoring in Ocular Microorganisms - ARMOR) ever undertaken in this indication. Article can be downloaded here.