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CIRI fall symposium draws near

October 7, 2011

ALBANY, NY — The Cleaning Industry Research Institute International (CIRI) innovative fall science and technology symposium, "The Science and Efficacy of Antimicrobials, Disinfectants and Their Impact on Cleaning Technologies," is almost here, according to a press release.

The event, to be held at the Georgia Institute of Technology Hotel and Conference Center November 9-11, will focus on profusion and confusion over many new and different types of disinfectants, sanitizers and antimicrobials, the release stated.

According to the release, attention also will be given to innovations in cleaning science and disinfection; federal regulations; how newer technologies are influencing the contract cleaning business; and the aspects of cleaning technology that involve non-chemical, physical and chemical-free disinfection.

"There is a renewed interest in antibacterial technologies, antimicrobial products, disinfectants and sanitizing cleaners," said Dr. Steven Spivak, chairman of CIRI''s Science Advisory Council.

The announced speakers for the event include:

• Eugene Cole, DPH, Keynote Speaker
• Elizabeth Scott, Ph.D., Simmons College
• Ira Salkin, Ph.D., Information from Science, New York
• Mark D. McLaughlin Jr. Restor All
• Michael Pinto, Wonder Makers Environmental
• Jason Marshall, Ph.D., Toxic Use Reduction Institution, (TURI), University of Massachusetts, Lowell
• Nancy Goodyear, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Lowell
• Benjamin Tanner, Ph.D., Antimicrobial Test Laboratories
• Steven M. Spivak, Ph.D., University of Maryland, Emeritus and science adviser for CIRI
• W. Curtis White, SAS Global Inc.
• John Richter, Kaivac Inc.
• Cliff Beiser, Champions Touch
• William Balek, Esq., ISSA

Click here to read the complete release.