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Case History for M162 and Paper Challenge PC162

Survey M162 has been shipped August 15, 2016. Case History for the samples can be accessed here (PDF) Paper challenge can be accessed here (PDF)

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Newsletter Connections: Summer issue

The Summer Issue of our Newsletter “Connections” is available In this issue: Resistance in the glycopeptide antimicrobial class, by Dr. Robert Rennie Mechanisms of bacterial resistance to amynoglycosides, by Ms. Lorraine Campbell HPTA – Biological safety officers. Go to Newsletter

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Changes on Grading of Reporting Errors

Identifier Errors The use of incorrect identifiers to report results will not affect the grade of the different challenge components. However, a reporting error point will be given for each challenge/challenge component reported using the incorrect identifier. These points can

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CMPT Annual General Meeting – Open House

CMPT will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday October 4, 2016 (9am – 4pm) at the Holiday Inn Vancouver Centre. The topics on discussion at the AGM include CMPT activities over the last year, how we and laboratories

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Professional Development course – Updates

We are getting close to the end of our 2015-2016 PD Course! There is time until the end of September to complete all quizzes. Please remember that certificates of completion will be given only to those participants that complete all

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Connections Summer 2016

VOLUME 20    NUMBER 2         SUMMER - 2016            ISSN 1496-3876 RESISTANCE IN THE GLYCOPEPTIDE ANTIMICROBIAL CLASS The glyopeptide antibiotics are cell-wall active agents that include glycopeptides, modified glycopeptides, and lipoglyopeptides. The primary mode of action of all these agents is inhibition of cell-wall synthesis in gram
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HPTA – Biological Safety Officers

In the context of the HPTA, every HPTA licence applicant should designate an individual as a biological safety officer (BSO). The role of the BSO is to promote and monitor compliance with the provisions of the Act and the regulations.

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Resistance in the Glycopeptide Antimicrobial Class

The glycopeptide antibiotics are cell-wall active agents that include glycopeptides(vancomycin), modified glycopeptides (oritivancin and dalbavancin) and lipoglyopeptides (teichoplanin and televancin). There are a number of other compounds with similar activity that have not yet been licensed and will not be

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Mechanisms of bacterial resistance to aminoglycosides

Aminoglycoside antibiotics are derived from compounds produced by a variety of soil actinomycetes and have a similar structure consisting of two or more amino sugars linked by glycosidic bonds to an aminocyclitol ring (streptidine or 2-deoxy-streptamine).1 The commonly used agents

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