Virology Testing

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

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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

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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

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EN 14675 Chemical Disinfectants and Antiseptics – Quantitative Suspension Test for the Evaluation of Virucidal Activity of Chemical Disinfectants and Antiseptics Used in the Veterinary 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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