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Case History for M163

Survey M163 has been shipped November 07, 2016. Case History for the challenges can be found here. (PDF)

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Connections Fall 2016

VOLUME 20    NUMBER 3         FALL - 2016            ISSN 1496-3876 RESISTANCE TO BETA LACTAMS Beta-lactams are a broad group of widely prescribed antibiotics characterized by a common structure, the beta-lactam ring. Shortly after the introduction of penicillin, resistant strains of staphylococci began to appear and within
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HPTA – Security Clearance

According to the HPTA, any individual working or having access to prescribed human pathogens and toxins or Security Sensitive Biological Agents (SSBAs) must have an HPTA Security Clearance. An HPTA Security Clearance is conducted by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

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Mechanisms of Resistance to beta lactams

The detection of a protein then called lysozyme in 1921 by Alexander Fleming marked the beginning of the discovery of penicillin in 1928 and led to its mass production for therapeutic use in the 1940s. (1) Shortly after the introduction

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CMPT Annual General Meeting

On October 4th, 2016 CMPT held its Annual General Meeting. CMPT’s AGM is an opportunity to connect more closely with our Committee members, accreditation bodies representatives, strategic partners, and also with our participants. The AGM is also an opportunity to

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Welcome Lester Wong to CMPT

Lester Wong graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science degree major in Food Science and Technology in 2000.  He has worked as a technologist in the Food Safety Branch of the Alberta Agri-Food laboratories and in

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New CMPT Committee members!

We would like to welcome Dr. Ghada Al-Rawahi as our newest member of the Clinical Bacteriology expert committee. Dr Al-Rawahi is a Medical Microbiologist with the BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver BC. We are excited to add the pediatric perspective
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CMPT Participates in International EQA Conference

The European Organization for External Quality Assessment in Laboratory Medicine (EQALM) has, de facto, become the international meeting for PT/EQA providers. While the organization is European, members come not only from across Europe but also from China, the Caribbean, India,

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Tetracycline Resistance

Tetracyclines are a class of antibiotic that originate from Streptomyces spp. There are numerous members of the tetracycline family; those still commonly in clinical use as antmicrobials in Canada include tetracycline, doxycycline, and minocycline. Tigecycline is a glycylcycline, a separate

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