Tunisia: A little help goes a long way in the fight against COVID-19

We received an unanticipated assignment from the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung) to help ensure the effectiveness of the face masks that are being used to…

AU and Africa CDC are hosting Workshop on Manufacturing PPE

The African Union Commission and the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention are hosting a special workshop on promoting local manufacturing of personal protective equipment.

 

Date: Thursday, 3 September 2020

Time: 1.00-4.30 p.m. Eastern…

Corona taskforce -- International Cooperation during the corona pandemic

What does the spread of COVID-19 mean for PTB's International Cooperation Department and what challenges do we have to face? Effective immediately, the International Cooperation Department will be providing answers to these questions on a specially…

Infrared thermometers — non-contact temperature measurement

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, infrared thermometers have been in high demand throughout the world. These thermometers allow a person’s temperature to be taken contact-free and can provide an initial indication of whether they may have a…

Why quality assurance infrastructure matters to fight COVID-19 in developing countries?

The COVID-19 pandemic demonstrates that health systems in many countries – developed and developing – were not prepared for such a crisis. Since 2005, several organisations have warned about the consequences of pandemics, issuing recommendations to…

Curbing the spread of Covid-19: New posters display hygiene measures

How can we prevent the spread of Covid-19 — especially in crowded places where people are queueing while they wait to buy chai, dhal curry or other food? This challenge moved health authorities in Sri Lanka to join forces with local business support…

Saving lives by detecting unsafe protective masks

Among the many challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic is the question of ensuring the quantity and at the same time the quality of protective masks, which are one among many types of protective equipment currently flooding the markets.

 

The PTB…

My mask protects you - your mask protects me

What are the proper procedures for face masks?

 

It is essential to use face masks properly in order to achieve the greatest possible protection.

 

Wash hands thoroughly, at least 20-30 seconds and with soap before putting on the face mask.

Potential reference measurement procedure for SARS-CoV-2 testing

PTB's droplet digital PCR has what it takes to become a reference method to monitor the quality of medical analytical laboratories.

 

 

 

Scientists of the Berlin Institute of the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) have adapted the…

PTB swings into high gear

Emergency aid to COVID-19 testing facilities in the Palestinian territories

A call for help from the Ministry of Health of the Palestinian National Authority reached PTB at the end of March: Laboratory analytics to test for coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 are…

Delighted and happy to pass on this gift: PTB donates 4,000 masks from Chinese colleagues to the City of Braunschweig

Braunschweig's Fire Department will decide where to distribute them

 

It is usually considered impolite to regift presents so soon after receiving them, but the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) is making an exception in this case. PTB…

PTB's International Cooperation exclusively digital at this time

Dear blog visitors, dear friends, dear project partners and, of course, dear experts worldwide,

 

Things have become very quiet in the world, in Germany and at PTB due to the Corona Crisis. Those who can stay at home and work from there are doing so. The…

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