Efficacy Testing

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) Now Available for Testing

ATS Labs is pleased to announce that we have acquired porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) and are ready to offer efficacy testing of antimicrobial products against the virus. PEDV is a highly contagious virus from the Cornonaviridae family that, according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), was first isolated in the United Kingdom in 1971 and has now spread across Europe and Asia. The virus was isolated in the United States for the first time in May of 2013; unfortunately the virus has spread nationwide.

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Qualifying Disinfectants for Use in Aseptic Manufacturing

Obtaining the highest confidence that aseptic cleanrooms and other critical manufacturing/quality control (QC) environments are properly disinfected is paramount in assuring the production of safe and effective pharmaceutical products or medical devices.

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ATS Labs Expands to Offer Full Analytical Chemistry Testing Services

Eagan, MN. — December 6, 2013 — ATS Labs, a leading provider of microbiology and virology efficacy testing services to the regulated antimicrobial industry, today announces the launch of its new analytical chemistry testing services. ATS Labs is now able to provide the developers and manufacturers of antimicrobial products with an expanded suite of GLP analytical chemical characterization, physical chemistry and storage stability testing services necessary for the registration of their antimicrobial products.

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ATS Labs Offers Antimicrobial Testing Utilizing Avian Influenza A (H7N9) Virus

Eagan, MN. — December 6, 2013 — ATS Labs announced today that they are pleased to offer testing of antimicrobial products for efficacy against avian influenza A (H7N9) virus. Avian influenza A (H7N9) virus, called H7N9 for short, has infected humans in China causing severe respiratory illness. According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately one-third of those infected have died.

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AOAC Approves, EPA Accepts New Performance Standard and Method Modifications of Use Dilution Test for the Registration of Liquid Disinfectants

The long awaited performance standard changes and method modifications to the AOAC Use Dilution tests for the evaluation of Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa have finally been accepted. Furthermore, the revisions are now accepted by the US EPA for the substantiation of liquid disinfectants.

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Understanding Clostridium Difficile Sporicidal Testing

Clostridium difficile, or C. difficile, is a species of anaerobic, spore-forming bacteria that can cause diarrhea, intestinal disease and life-threatening complications when normal, resident gut bacteria are disrupted by antibiotic therapy. C. difficile infections (CDI) are most common in older adults in long-term care facilities and hospitals. Stopping the spread of C. difficile is a top priority in health care institutions.

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EPA Requests Efficacy Data to Support Antimicrobial Fogging or Misting Claims

The EPA Pesticide Program distributed a letter dated April 1, 2013 to companies with registered antimicrobial pesticide products that make claims to control public health organisms via fogging or misting applications. Registrants must now substantiate the claims by submitting GLP compliant data to demonstrate fogger/mister product efficacy.

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Cleanroom and Aseptic Manufacturing Disinfectant Validations: What Are They All About?

The terms “cleanroom disinfectant validation”, “disinfectant validation”, and “cleaning validation” are bounced around by quality managers in the pharmaceutical, biologic and aseptic manufacturing industries all the time, but how many of us really understand what they mean and why they are important?

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