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R&D laboratories

The TIPS Sudden Science program is geared to start-ups, individuals, companies, researchers and everyone everywhere to help move science forward faster and to make a difference in global health sooner, rather than later.

TIPS has an extensive network of notable contract and R&D laboratories uniquely positioned to provide value to the infection prevention and control, food production, public health and cosnumer industries. Our global teams provide custom R&D services across all major industries.

We have the expertise for handling all major classes of pathogens in water, food, air, municipal wastes as well as on animate and inanimate surfaces. We can assess disinfectants and antiseptics using internationally accepted test protocols.

Industries Served

Our team is renowned for helping Startups, Business Incubators and established companies seeking resources with technical know-how for product development and market trends, providing laboratory expertise and testing resources and requiring third-party validation or niche technical expertise.

Services Include

A small list of the services we provide includes: research development (hypothesis testing, experiment development, data validation, modeling); product evaluations (experiment development, data analysis, efficacy studies); general data analyses; scientific reviews (traditional and systematic); product validation/commercialization, risk assessment and policy analysis (outcome monitoring, hypothesis modelling).

Aerobiology

Our partners at Crem Co Labs have custom-built facilities as well as extensive experience for studying the fate of all major classes of human pathogens indoors and to assess technologies claiming air decontamination. The design of their aerobiology chamber conforms to the guidance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In addition, they have facilities and test protocols to study the survival of pathogens inside other confined and shared spaces.

Assessing Microbial Decontamination Strategies

Our team works with manufacturers to develop safer and sustainable technologies as well as test protocols for environmental decontamination. Several national and international methods for testing disinfectants and hand hygiene agents are based on methods developed by the notable personnel associated with CREM Co and on the TIPS Advisory Board.

Research

Hypothesis testing
Experiment development
Data presentation
Modeling
Product Evaluation

Experiment development

Independent, objective analysis
Data Analysis and Statistical Calculations

Data processing

Statistical analysis

Scientific Reviews

Traditional reviews and systematic reviews

Policy Analysis

Outcome monitoring
Hypothesis modelling

Advanced Services

Product Design
Prototyping
New Product Development

Recent Projects

  • Assessment of Handwashing and Handrubbing Agents for their Role in Interrupting the Spread of Infections
  • Mathematical Modeling of IPAC Technology
  • Testing of Wipes for the Decontamination of Environmental Surfaces or Skin
  • Detection of Microbial Pathogens in Environmental and Clinical Samples
  • Indoor Air Quailty Testing
  • Public health research and validation
  • Sanitation, hygiene and contaminant control

Partners

NSF International NSF International (nsf.org) is a global independent organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the health sciences, water, food, and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment. Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide. Operating in more than 170 countries, NSF International is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center on Food Safety, Water Quality and Indoor Environment.
 The University of Arizona ESRAC The University of Arizona ESRAC’s mission is to provide expertise to industry, the community, and researchers in the areas of human exposure science and risk assessment of chemical, biological and physical hazards to workers and communities, with an emphasis on healthcare-acquired infections. The approach promotes viewing environmental exposures in the context of human health and safety through hazard identification, monitoring and modeling of exposures, health effects and risks, intervention, mitigation and economic impact of these exposures.
CremCo Our global Innovation partner CREM Co (cremco.ca) is licensed to work with Risk-Group 2 human pathogens and toxins under Section 18 of the Human Pathogens and Toxins Act and Risk-Group 2 terrestrial animal pathogens permit under Section 160 of the health of animals regulations in EPA-regulated testing facilities.

Our partners at NSF International are an ISO/IEC 17025-accredited laboratory.

Our partners at Crem Co Labs include the notable Dr. Syed Sattar.

Syed A. Sattar, MSc, Dip Bact, MS, PhD, RM (CCM), FAAM

Dr. Sattar has been actively involved in research on all major classes of microbial pathogens for nearly five decades now. A major focus of this work is to better understanding the influence of environmental factors on the survival and dissemination of pathogens through water, food, air, municipal wastes and animate and inanimate surfaces. He also studies the use of safe and sustainable technologies for interrupting the spread of infectious agents in healthcare and other settings. Funding for his investigations has come from peer-reviewed sources as well as research study contracts. He regularly provides expert in-put to various national and international agencies and the private sector. He has an extensive publication record and has also delivered over 350 invited lectures across the globe. Among the books he has written is the 2013 reference text Principles and Practice of Disinfection, Preservation & Sterilization (5th ed; Wiley-Interscience).


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