Microbiology Sectors

Biofilm-encased microorganisms cause around 80% of all microbial infections.This goes for a variety of sectors, including both medical and environmental. Biofilm testing, as a result, is required when microorganisms are difficult to treat and control.

 

Biofilms are problematic in healthcare environments. They can affect chronic wounds, catheters and medical devices. Biofilms can also pose problems in environmental settings, including water treatment plants and on large sea vessels. Consequently, there are a huge range of products available for the treatment and control of biofilms.

Perfectus Biomed can assess the relative efficacy of existing treatments. We can also couple this with research and development into new products

If you would like to discuss this further, please contact us.

 

The Sectors

  • open wound

    Wound Care Test Methods

    We recognise that chronic wounds, such as those associated with diabetes and pressure ulcers, have a dramatic negative effect on patient well-being in terms of decreasing patient quality of life, increasing and prolonging pain and increasing the percentage of amputations. By supporting companies who produce chronic wound care products we aim to help; decrease patient pain, decrease the number of amputations resulting from long term chronic wounds and increase patient quality of life.

  • Medical Device

    Medical Device Test Methods

    Infections relating to medical implants such as catheters, stents and joint prosthesis can result in local and systemic infection, implant replacement, patient pain and discomfort and associated healthcare costs. An improvement in the antimicrobial nature of medical implants helps to improve patient well-being and minimise healthcare costs.

  • antimicrobial disinfectants

    Disinfectant Test Methods

    Disinfectant testing to support infection control is vital in healthcare settings and in the community. Microorganisms can be spread by direct and indirect contact and can persist on hard surfaces for prolonged periods of time.

  • dental biofilm

    Dental Biofilm Test Methods

    The concept of chronic microbial infections, and more specifically the term biofilm, initially entered the scientific and microbiological world in relation to dental biofilms such as plaque. Plaque is the most well-known and researched area of biofilm research with well understood causes and consequences.

  • contact lenses

    Contact lenses

    Contact lens infections can lead to bacterial keratitis and red eye irritation and in severe cases blindness. These problems can be exasperated with the use of extended wear lenses.

  • water treatment

    Marine/Water Treatment

    Microbial contamination in water systems is a global problem that spans industries ranging from water treatment plants to shipping. Microbial infections within water treatment plants pose a wide spread health risk to the population and when these infections become biofilm related they can prove exceptionally difficult to remove from tubes, pipes and water vats.

Our library of test organism includes…

Choose from our library of test organism including standard reference strains, clinical isolates and environmental isolates.

Single or mixed species assays containing:

Acinetobacter baumannii
Actinomyces naeslundii
Adenovirus (human)
Aspergillus brasiliensis
Aspergillums niger
Aureobasidium pullulans
Bacillus cereus
Bacillus subtilis
Camplylobacter jejuni
Candida albicans
Clostridium difficile
Corynebacterium minutissimum
Enterobacter cloacae
Enterococcus faecalis
Enterococcus faecium (VRE)
Enterococcus hirae
Escherichia coli
Fusobacterium nucleatum
Haemophilus influenzae
Heliocbacter pylori
Halomonas magadiensis
Klebsiella pneumoniae
Lactobacillus casei
Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Neisseria subflava
Porphyromonas ginigvalis
Prevotella nigrescens
Propionibacterium acnes
Proteus mirabilis
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Salmonella enteritidis
Shigella dysenteriae
Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA and MSSA)
Staphylococcus epidermidis
Staphylococcus haemolyticus
Stenotrophomonas maltophilia
Streptococcus mutans
Streptococcus oralis
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Streptococcus pyogenes
Streptococcus zooepidemicus
Tannerella forsythia
Trichophyton rubrum
Veillonella dispar
WHO Priority organisms.

Other- please ask.