A recent press release from NIST (the National Institute of Standards and Technology) is of some interest:NIST Seeks Improved Recovery of Samples from Biohazard Events. In the press release they discuss a new paper in (AEM) Applied and Environmental Microbiology from NIST: Parameters Affecting Spore Recovery from Wipes Used in Biological Surface Sampling.
Alas, the paper from NIST is not OpenAccess an even UCDavis does not have a subscription to AEM. So I cannot read the paper. The topic is interesting: developing standards for surface sampling of microbes. Too bad NIST apparently is not pushing their people to publish in a fully OpenAccess manner.