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

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Food Contact Sanitizer Testing for Towelettes (Modification of AOAC Method 960.09)

Purpose of Test A modification of the AOAC Germicidal and Detergent Sanitizing Action of Disinfectants test method is used to evaluate towelettes intended to sanitize food contact surfaces such as: hard non-porous tables, countertops (stainless steel, laminated, sealed ceramic) stove tops, interior and exterior surfaces of microwaves and refrigerators. Such products are typically registered with… Read More

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Virucidal Efficacy of Pre-Saturated Towelettes for Hard Surface Disinfection

Purpose of Test This test method is used to evaluate the efficacy of pre-saturated disinfectant towelettes for registration as a virucide for hard, non-porous surfaces with regulatory agencies such as the U.S. EPA and Health Canada. The test procedure is to simulate the way in which the product is intended to be used. This test… Read More

Categories: Virology Testing

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Mildew Fungistatic Test for Fabrics or Hard Surfaces

Purpose of Test The Mildew Fungistatic Test method is used to evaluate the effectiveness of products intended for use to prevent, control or inhibit the growth of fungi that cause mildew on various surfaces. This method is generally used to substantiate non-public health related claims with the U.S. EPA. Summary of Test In this method,… Read More

Categories: Microbiology Testing

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Virucidal Efficacy of Topical Skin Products Utilizing an Ex-Vivo Skin Model

Purpose of Test This carrier based test method is to be used to evaluate the effectiveness of topical skin products against designated viruses following an in-vitro modification of test method ASTM E 1838 (Standard Test Method for Determining the Virus-Eliminating Effectiveness of Hygienic Handwash and Handrub Agents Using the Fingerpads of Adults) utilizing an ex-vivo… Read More

Categories: Virology Testing

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Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) and Minimum Bactericidal Concentration (MBC) Tests

Purpose of Test As an adaptation of the clinical susceptibility tests commonly used to determine effective concentrations of antibiotics, the MIC and MBC test method can be performed as a presumptive way to screen active concentrations of a product. This method is not typically used to generate antimicrobial claims with a specific regulatory agency but… Read More

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Virucidal Efficacy Validation of a Disinfectant Used to Clean and Disinfect the Exterior Surface of Blood Glucose Monitoring Devices

Utilizing Duck Hepatitis B virus as a Surrogate for Human Hepatitis B Virus Purpose of Test The purpose of this study is to validate the virucidal efficacy of a disinfectant that is used to clean and disinfect the exterior surface of blood glucose monitoring and lancing devices against duck Hepatitis B virus, to be used… Read More

Categories: Virology Testing

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Quantitative Disk Carrier Test Method (Modification of ASTM Method E2197)

Purpose of Test The Quantitative Method for Evaluating the Activity of Microbicides used on Hard Non-Porous Surfaces is a carrier-based test method designed to evaluate liquid chemicals for bactericidal, mycobactericidal and fungicidal activity. The original intent in devising this method was to provide a harmonized method that was internationally recognized. The method has now been… Read More

Categories: Microbiology Testing

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