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Fact or Friction? The Importance of Mechanical Removal on High-Touch Surfaces


Oct 6, 2021 12:35 PM

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K. Mark Wiencek, Ph.D.
Lead Microbiologist, Contec
The lead microbiologist at Contec, Inc., Mark and this team support multiple business units, including Healthcare, Cleanrooms and Professional Cleaning. Mark has been hunting and killing germs for over twenty-five years. He received a BS in Marine Biology from UNC-W, a MS in Microbiology from NCSU and a PhD in Microbiology from the University of Maryland. Since then, he has focused on control of microbes and biofilms in multiple applications including water treatment, consumer textiles, medical devices, and environmental surfaces in the built environment. His research interests include development of sustainable cleaning tools and chemistries for control of microbial contamination in healthcare facilities and other environments where germs can cause harm.