Antimicrobial

Antimicrobial Product Chemistry: Understanding EPA Requirements

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requires antimicrobial product registrants to provide product chemistry data to support purported label claims. Applicants must supply technical information describing the product’s active and inert ingredients, manufacturing or formulating processes, and physical an chemical characteristics. This white paper provides a simplified summary of the general guidance on these seemingly complex… Read More

Categories: White Paper

Tags: Antimicrobial and Product Chemistry


Product Storage Stability: Considerations & Primary Concerns

To confirm product integrity and effectiveness throughout its shelf-life, EPA requires critical data  to support antimicrobial product storage stability.  While the EPA OPPTS guideslines have established a framework for testing, storage stability presents particular challenges including storage conditions, intervals and nominal concentration determinations. In an industry when time to market is critical, a clear understanding of the requirements,… Read More

Categories: White Paper

Tags: Antimicrobial


EPA Posts Revised Draft OCSPP 810 Series Test Guidelines

EPA released a revised draft of OCSPP 810 Series Test Guidelines in June, now available for public review and comment. Accuratus Lab Services technical personnel have performed an initial review of the draft revisions. Read this summary of some of the significant proposed changes to each of the revised draft guidelines.

Categories: News

Tags: Antimicrobial


EN 14347 Chemical Disinfectants and Antiseptics: Quantitative Test for Basic Sporicidal Activity

Summary of Test The EN method below are 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… Read More

Categories: Microbiology Testing

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


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

Purpose of Test The OECD 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 between OECD member countries.… Read More

Categories: Microbiology Testing

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


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 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


Re-Use Stress Testing and Evaluation of Disinfectants

Purpose of Test The U.S. FDA and Health Canada require that high-level disinfectants intended to be continuously reused in a clinical setting be evaluated for efficacy after the product has been subjected to simulated re-use procedures. The purpose of this method is to generate a product which has undergone simulated use and periodic bio-burden stressing.… Read More

Categories: Liquid Anitmicrobial Efficacy Tests and Microbiology Testing

Tags: Antimicrobial, Antimicrobial Liquid, Cleaning Validation, Medical Device, Microbial Identification, Microbiology Testing, and Test