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

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


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

Tags: Antimicrobial, Microbiology Testing, and Test


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

Tags: Antimicrobial, Microbiology Testing, and Test


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

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


EN 14476 Quantitative Suspension Test for the Evaluation of Virucidal Activity of Chemical Disinfectants and Antiseptics in Human Medicine

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

Categories: Virology Testing

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


Reusable Medical Device Disinfection Validations

Low, Intermediate and High-Level Disinfection Validation for a Reusable Medical Device AAMI Method TIR12 AAMI TIR30 Purpose of Test The U.S. FDA requires that disinfection instructions supplied by medical device manufacturers to the end-users of reusable medical devices be validated to assure that they are appropriate for the device. AAMI Technical Information Reports (TIR) 12… Read More

Categories: Microbiology Testing

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


Virucidal Efficacy of Topical Skin Products Utilizing and 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

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


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

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

Categories: Virology Testing

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