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David R. Macinga, Ph.D.

Regulatory Affairs and Clinical Science Director

David Macinga, PhD, is a Microbiologist and Research Fellow at GOJO Industries, Inc., and an Adjunct Research Assistant Professor at Northeastern Ohio Medical University. Dr. Macinga is a microbiologist with extensive pharmaceutical drug discovery and antimicrobial product development experience. His areas of expertise include antibiotic and biocide mechanisms of action and resistance, molecular biology, protein biochemistry, and microbiological methods development. He has been with GOJO since 2003, developing new and innovative antimicrobial and antiviral skin hygiene products. Dr. Macinga is widely published since 1995 in the areas of antimicrobial resistance and hand hygiene. He recently led the development of a new ASTM standard test method for the clinical evaluation of hand sanitizer antimicrobial efficacy.
EV-D68 - What is this Virus, and What Do You Need to Know?

9/11/2014

By David R. Macinga, Ph.D.

Regulatory Affairs and Clinical Science Director

It’s making headlines across the country, a rare type of enterovirus – EV-D68 – that primarily causes respiratory illness.

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