Antimicrobial

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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OECD Quantitative Method for Testing Antimicrobial Products Against Spores of Clostridium difficile (ATCC 43598) on Inanimate, Hard, Non-porous Surfaces

Purpose of Test The OECD Quantitative Method for Testing Antimicrobial Products Against Spores of Clostridium difficile (ATCC 43598) on Inanimate, Hard, Non-porous Surfaces is a carrier-based test method designed to evaluate chemicals for effectiveness against Clostridium difficile spores. The method has been implemented as a guidance document which follows U.S. EPA BEAD SOPs and is recognized… Read More

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OECD Quantitative Method for Evaluating Efficacy of Liquid Antimicrobials against Candida auris on Hard, Non-Porous Surfaces

Purpose of Test The OECD Quantitative Method for Evaluating Efficacy of Liquid Antimicrobials against Candida auris on Hard, Non-Porous Surfaces is a carrier-based test method designed to evaluate chemicals for effectiveness against Candida auris. The method has been implemented as an interim guidance document that follows a U.S. EPA BEAD SOP and is recognized by… Read More

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JIS Z 2801 / ISO 22196 (modification) – Japanese Industrial Standard Test for Determining Antiviral Activity

Purpose of Test The JIS Z 2801 and ISO 22196 standard test methods modified for viruses are used to evaluate the efficacy of antiviral plastic, metal, and ceramic-based materials. This method is generally used to substantiate non-public health related antibacterial claims. Typical test organisms utilized in this method are Hepatitis A virus, Norovirus surrogate, Rotavirus… Read More

Categories: Virology Testing

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Virucidal Efficacy of a Disinfectant for Use on Inanimate Environmental Surfaces For Hepatitis C 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 C virus. The EPA has approved the use of surrogate viruses to be used as a model… 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

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Virucidal Efficacy of a Disinfectant for Use on Inanimate Environmental Surfaces For Norovirus

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 Norovirus. The EPA has approved the use of surrogate viruses to be used as a model virus to… Read More

Categories: Liquid Antimicrobial Efficacy Tests and Virology 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

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