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

Categories: Microbiology Testing

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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

Categories: Microbiology Testing

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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

Categories: Microbiology Testing

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Virucidal Efficacy of Laundry Additives

Purpose of Test This test method (a modification for viral testing of ASTM E 2274 Standard Test Method for the Evaluation of Laundry Sanitizer and Disinfectants and ASTM E 2406 Standard Test Method for the Evaluation of Laundry Sanitizer and Disinfectants for Use in High Efficiency Washing Operations) is used to evaluate the disinfectant efficacy… Read More

Categories: Virology Testing

Tags: Antimicrobial, Antimicrobial Liquid, Test, and Virology Testing


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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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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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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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

Tags: Antimicrobial, Antimicrobial Liquid, EN, Microbiology Testing, and Test