I think it’s high time to honor the unsung heroes that do so much work behind the scenes. After all, safety in life is not guaranteed and is something we can sometimes take for granted. But thanks to affordable, efficient, and ultraprecise filtration, testing, and contamination detectors, producers can now eliminate impurities, pesticides, viruses, or chemical residues long before they reach our table or medicine cabinet.
So how do these developments influence everyday practice? Well, contamination-free vaccines have already made a major impact: during the global swine-flu outbreak in 2009, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany worked closely with leading flu-vaccine manufacturers to develop a rapid, microbiological sterility testing method, which enabled a fast release of vaccine doses to the market. This fast-track response helped reduce the severity of the swine-flu pandemic and has since been adopted by major pharma companies and the FDA when releasing flu strains required for vaccine manufacturing.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the globe, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany has been working with China to help the country meet its new, stringent food-safety regulations. And, thanks to a briefcase-sized Minilab analysis kit, even people in hard-to-reach regions no longer need to worry about the safety of their drugs and therapies.
When combined, these improvements can make a lasting difference for patients and consumers alike. So, while I still don’t take my health for granted, I don’t have to worry about spoilt food, contaminated water, or unsafe drugs and therapies.
I am your body. And, with ever-increasing access to reliable, safe, and shelf-stable products, I can help you thrive and pursue your future path with confidence.