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21 Jul 2021
Daikin air purifiers proven to be effective against respiratory viruses

Renowned French laboratory Institut Pasteur de Lille has concluded from its tests that Daikin’s range of air purifiers eliminates more…

Daikin air purifiers proven to be effective against respiratory viruses

Renowned French laboratory Institut Pasteur de Lille has concluded from its tests that Daikin’s range of air purifiers eliminates more than 99.98% of the human coronavirus HCoV-229E in 2.5 minutes*. As a specialist in air quality management, Daikin sees it as its mission to provide innovative solutions and has been…

12 Jul 2021
Sales data indicates that confidence is up and buying is back

Aggregated monthly sales data from over 600 South African companies reports that 20 business sectors outperformed the pre-Covid first quarter…

Sales data indicates that confidence is up and buying is back

Aggregated monthly sales data from over 600 South African companies reports that 20 business sectors outperformed the pre-Covid first quarter of 2020. Numerous business sectors saw increased order volumes in the first half of 2021 with larger order values, as consumer confidence grew amidst the pandemic.  Of the 26 sectors…

07 Jul 2021
Racing against the clock to vaccinate SA’s police force

Polmed, which provides health insurance to 80% of South Africa’s police force, is aiming to get 180 000 policemen and women…

Racing against the clock to vaccinate SA’s police force

Polmed, which provides health insurance to 80% of South Africa’s police force, is aiming to get 180 000 policemen and women vaccinated before 1 August. Together with AfroCentric Group, Polmed is kicked off this vaccination drive on 5 July, by opening up a closed vaccination site at Orlando Stadium in Soweto,…

01 Jul 2021
How nasal spray vaccines can play a part in fighting COVID-19

Nasal spray vaccines could play a significant part in the fight against COVID-19. Developing new and innovative delivery methods for vaccines can…

How nasal spray vaccines can play a part in fighting COVID-19

Nasal spray vaccines could play a significant part in the fight against COVID-19. Developing new and innovative delivery methods for vaccines can play a significant part in helping to stop the spread of major diseases such as COVID-19. While needles and injections are the most common way of administering vaccination, the advantages…

28 Jun 2021
Preparing for epidemics in South Africa

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) explains how the “novel coronavirus has a possible zoonotic origin”. ‘Zoonotic’ refers to infectious…

Preparing for epidemics in South Africa

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) explains how the “novel coronavirus has a possible zoonotic origin”. ‘Zoonotic’ refers to infectious diseases caused by pathogens on animals that then jump over to humans.  This public information on COVID-19 doesn’t even begin to touch on the extensive amount of operational work, research…

24 Jun 2021
SAHPRA institutes rolling review process for COVID-19 vaccines in SA

The South African Health Products Regulatory (SAHPRA) confirms that essential requirements, ensuring the safety, quality and efficacy of health products…

SAHPRA institutes rolling review process for COVID-19 vaccines in SA

The South African Health Products Regulatory (SAHPRA) confirms that essential requirements, ensuring the safety, quality and efficacy of health products in South Africa, have been applied to all COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics the regulatory authority has considered for use in SA. SAHPRA is an independent health products regulatory authority, governed…

24 Jun 2021
in-cosmetics Global returns with COVID safety measures

in-cosmetics Global will return to Barcelona in October this year to deliver safe networking and sourcing opportunities. After last year’s…

in-cosmetics Global returns with COVID safety measures

in-cosmetics Global will return to Barcelona in October this year to deliver safe networking and sourcing opportunities. After last year’s postponement of in-cosmetics Global due to the coronavirus pandemic, the world’s leading personal care ingredients show is set to make a highly anticipated return with its first in-person event in…

10 Jun 2021
BMG launches new B2C online shopping platform for engineering consumables

BMG’s online shopping platform now encompasses a newly launched E-Commerce service, designed especially for consumers, to boost their buying experience…

BMG launches new B2C online shopping platform for engineering consumables

BMG’s online shopping platform now encompasses a newly launched E-Commerce service, designed especially for consumers, to boost their buying experience of engineering consumables. “The success of BMG’s B2B online platform has inspired the establishment of a safe and efficient means for consumers to purchase engineering components electronically,” says Darryn Wright,…

10 Jun 2021
Celebrate your local Pharmacy hero

Season 3 of Sponsors of Brave is now open for nominations. Calling all South African residents to the frontline. It’s…

Celebrate your local Pharmacy hero

Season 3 of Sponsors of Brave is now open for nominations. Calling all South African residents to the frontline. It’s time to rally together to celebrate Pharmacy heroes who have made safety their priority during this global pandemic and beyond. Bravery and strength   Since the advent of the coronavirus,…

01 Jun 2021
COVID-19 Response range for facilities management

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has become a global pandemic in 2020 and governments, businesses and members of the public are having to…

COVID-19 Response range for facilities management

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has become a global pandemic in 2020 and governments, businesses and members of the public are having to take unprecedented steps to protect themselves and others. Whilst many countries are easing their lockdowns, normal socialising is strictly prohibited. Social distancing and contamination control are effective ways to reduce…

01 Jun 2021
Merck accelerates development of synthetic cholesterol to meet COVID-19 vaccine demand

To meet the high demand for lipids, a key component of mRNA-based vaccines and therapeutics, Merck has launched a new,…

Merck accelerates development of synthetic cholesterol to meet COVID-19 vaccine demand

To meet the high demand for lipids, a key component of mRNA-based vaccines and therapeutics, Merck has launched a new, high-purity synthetic cholesterol product, nine months ahead of schedule. “Tapping into two decades’ experience of developing and manufacturing high-quality lipids, we designed a proprietary process to bring our new SAFC…

31 May 2021
Dis-Chem opens dedicated COVID-19 vaccination sites across Gauteng

Dis-Chem Pharmacies started rolling out its dedicated vaccination sites on Tuesday 25 May 2021. In addition to the Midrand Head…

Dis-Chem opens dedicated COVID-19 vaccination sites across Gauteng

Dis-Chem Pharmacies started rolling out its dedicated vaccination sites on Tuesday 25 May 2021. In addition to the Midrand Head Office which has been piloting the vaccine roll-out for Dis-Chem healthcare workers and over 60s from 17 May, the group opened five sites in Gauteng on 25 May and will…


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