Dr. Michels states that in view of the low sensitivity of the residual protein detection methods used, and the heavy protein load identified, one must also ponder whether false positive test results occurred. For example, the destructive test results obtained on using the BCA method are alarmingly poor.
Intuitive Surgical recommends a complex process for cleaning da Vinci robotic instruments. The aim of this study is to validate the cleaning process used in our establishment by demonstrating the absence of residual protein.
From June 16 - 19, the KIT Congress took place as a purely virtual event. At the opening on the evening of the first day of the congress, RKI head Prof. Lothar Wieler emphasized that public health measures are the core of pandemic control. Many presentations at KIT also dealt with COVID-19, including historical pandemics, SARS-CoV-2 in children, and hygiene and testing concepts.