Antimicrobial Liquid

Single Tube Method for Determining the Efficacy of Disinfectants Against Bacterial Biofilm (Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus)

Purpose of Test The Single Tube Method for Determining the Efficacy of Disinfectants against Bacterial Biofilm test method is used to evaluate liquid disinfectants against biofilm bacteria (Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus) in a closed, single tube system. Summary of Test A biofilm is grown onto a series of coupon “carriers” and treated with a… Read More

Categories: Microbiology Testing

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EN 13624 Chemical Disinfectants and Antiseptics: Quantitative Suspension Test for the Evaluation of Fungicidal or Yeasticidal Activity for Instruments Used in the Medical Area

Summary of Test The EN method below is designed to evaluate the bactericidal, fungicidal, yeasticidal, basic sporicidal or mycobactericidal activity of a product used under various conditions. Many methods are suspension based and are used to support general antimicrobial claims while other test methods are carrier-based and are used to support antimicrobial activity of products on… Read More

Categories: Microbiology Testing

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USP 51 Preservative Effectiveness Testing Method (and CTFA Method M-3)

Purpose of Test Antimicrobial preservatives are substances typically added to non-sterile products (e.g. cleansers, cosmetics and other personal care products) to protect the product from microbiological growth. Effective preservation is important to ensure product quality and product safety and is commonly regulated by the U.S. FDA. The United States Pharmacopeia test and the Cosmetic, Toiletry… Read More

Categories: Microbiology Testing

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EN 13727 Chemical Disinfectants and Antiseptics: Quantitative Suspension Test for the Evaluation of Bactericidal Activity for Instruments Used in the Medical Area

Summary of Test The EN method is designed to evaluate the bactericidal, fungicidal, yeasticidal, basic sporicidal or mycobactericidal activity of a product used under various conditions. Many methods are suspension based and are used to support general antimicrobial claims while other test methods are carrier-based and are used to support antimicrobial activity of products on… Read More

Categories: Liquid Antimicrobial Efficacy Tests

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Virucidal Efficacy of a Disinfectant Applied to a Room Via a Fogger or Misting Device

Purpose of Test The purpose of test is to determine the effectiveness of disinfectant products applied via fogging and/or misting systems for registration with regulatory authorities such as the EPA to support hard surface viral disinfection claims. A carrier based method is used in a large room enclosed to simulate the actual use of these… Read More

Categories: Virology Testing

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EN 14348 Chemical Disinfectants and Antiseptics: Quantitative Test for Basic Mycobactericidal Activity

Summary of Test The EN method below is designed to evaluate the bactericidal, fungicidal, yeasticidal, basic sporicidal or mycobactericidal activity of a product used under various conditions. Many methods are suspension based and are used to support general antimicrobial claims while other test methods are carrier-based and are used to support antimicrobial activity of products on… Read More

Categories: Microbiology Testing

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Virucidal Efficacy of a Disinfectant for Use on Inanimate Environmental Surfaces For Hepatitis B Virus

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires an infectivity assay to be conducted to determine the virucidal efficacy of disinfectants used on hard, inanimate environmental surfaces. Presently, there are no reliable in vitro infectivity assays available for Hepatitis B virus. The EPA has approved the use of surrogate viruses to be used as a model… Read More

Categories: Liquid Antimicrobial Efficacy Tests and Virology Testing

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EN 14476 Chemical Disinfectants and Antiseptics – Quantitative Suspension Test for the Evaluation of Virucidal Activity in the Medical Area – Test Method and Requirements (Phase 2, Step 1)

Purpose of Test The purpose of this test is to determine the minimum virucidal activity of a chemical disinfectant in contact with medical instruments, surfaces or hands, according to EN test methods developed by the CEN (European Committee for Standardization) to support registrations within Europe. The method described is intended to determine the activity of… Read More

Categories: Virology Testing

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