F. Stauffer

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We present a short summary of recent observations on the global distribution of the major clades of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex, the causative agent of tuberculosis. This global distribution was defined by data-mining of an international spoligotyping database, SpolDB3. This database contains 11708 patterns from as many clinical isolates(More)
BACKGROUND Currently, to our knowledge, quality of output water of dental chair units is not covered by specific regulations in the European Union, and national recommendations are heterogeneous. In Germany, water used in dental chair units must follow drinking water quality. In the United States of America, testing for aerobic heterotrophic bacteria is(More)
BACKGROUND Reprocessing of medical devices, being classified as semi-critical B is recommended to be performed in a washer-disinfector. In order to estimate, whether the expected contaminants of the various medical disciplines can be effectively removed by this washer-disinfector, different so called "test soils" have been proposed to be tested as a marker(More)
The control system (TICS) for the test interferometer being built to support the development of the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA)[1] will itself be a prototype for the final ALMA array, providing a test for the distributed control system under development. TICS will be based on the ALMA Common Software (ACS)[2] (developed at the Eu-ropean Southern(More)
We present the comparison of two control criteria for the real-time management of a water well field. The criteria were used to simulate the operation of the Hardhof well field in the city of Zurich, Switzerland. This well field is threatened by diffuse pollution in the subsurface of the surrounding city area. The risk of attracting pollutants is higher if(More)
The control system (TICS) for the test interferometer being built to support the development of the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA)[1] will itself be a prototype for the final ALMA array, providing a test for the distributed control system under development. TICS will be based on the ALMA Common Software (ACS)[2] (developed at the Eu-ropean Southern(More)
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