Disinfectant Test Methods
Perfectus Biomed offer a range of planktonic and biofilm disinfectant testing methods. Disinfectant testing methods ascertain the activity of antimicrobial agents under specified conditions.
We work with clients to generate evidence in support of products that consistently remove or inactivate pathogens. Our disinfectant testing can be carried out on inanimate surfaces with and also without interfering substances. Our team of PhD microbiologists are available to discuss method adaptations with you. We can also custom design disinfectant testing that meets with your requirement.
The Disinfectant Tests that We Offer
Traditional disinfectant testing focuses on planktonic isolates. They are typically easier to kill and less persistent than multispecies biofilm-encased microorganisms. Perfectus Biomed recognise that, in nature, an estimated 80% of microorganisms exist within polymicrobial biofilms. With this in mind, we design test methodologies that produce meaningful data.
Perfectus Biomed can provide a number of disinfectant tests, including carrier tests, suspension tests, capacity testing, practical and in use testing. We offer these tests in line with standard test methods including; BS EN 1040, BS EN 1276, BS EN 1650, BS, EN 1656, BS EN 1657, BS EN 13727, BS EN 13624, BS EN 13697, BS EN 13704, BS EN 14476, BS EN 14675, BS EN 14561, ASTM E2197-11, ASTM E2414-05.
If you do not see the disinfectant test you are looking for, please call us to discuss your requirements further.
Disinfectant testing supports infection control in both healthcare settings and in the community. Microorganisms spread by direct and indirect contact and can persist on hard surfaces for prolonged periods of time. Disinfectant manufacturers make claims around their antimicrobial activity relating to time of kill, persistence on a surface and residual activity.
Experts at Perfectus Biomed will work with you to design test methods that replicate ‘real life scenarios’ that demonstrate the efficacy of disinfectant products against potential pathogenic microorganisms, including those that exist within a microbial biofilm.
Our customised test methodologies include:
- EpiDerm™ skin corrosion test model
- Minimum inhibitory concentration determination
- Minimum eradication concentration determination
- Minimum biofilm eradication concentration determination
- Algae resistance test based on ASTM G29
- Custom antimicrobial hard surface testing
- Room fogging studies
- Zone of inhibition
- Residual activity assays
Test products include:
- Household disinfectants
- Clinical disinfectants
- Hand sanitisers
- Hard surface wipes
- Fogging devices
- Other – please contact us to discuss.
We also offer a range of standard test methodologies including:
- BS EN 1040: Basic bactericidal activity of chemical disinfectants
- BS EN 1276: Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of bactericidal activity of chemical disinfectants and antiseptics used in food, industrial, domestic and institutional areas.
- BS EN 1650: Quantitative suspension test for evaluation of fungicidal activity of chemical disinfectants and antiseptics used in food, industrial, domestic and institutional areas.
- BS EN 1656: Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of bactericidal activity of chemical disinfectants and antiseptics used in the veterinary area.
- BS EN 1657: Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of fungicidal or yeasticidal activity of chemical disinfectants and antiseptics used in the veterinary area.
- BS EN 13727: Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of bactericidal activity of chemical disinfectants for instruments used in the medical area.
- BS EN 13624: Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of fungicidal or yeasticidal activity in the medical area.
- BS EN 13697: Quantitative non-porous surface test for the evaluation of bactericidal and/or fungicidal activity of chemical disinfectants used in food, industrial, domestic and institutional areas.
- BS EN 13704: Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of sporicidal activity of chemical disinfectants used in food, industrial, domestic and institutional areas.
- BS EN 14476: Viricidal quantitative suspension test for chemical disinfectants and antiseptics used in human medicine.
- BS EN 14675: Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of virucidal activity of chemical disinfectants and antiseptics used in the veterinary area.
- BS EN 14561: Quantitative carrier test for the evaluation of bactericidal activity for instruments used in the medical area.
- ASTM E2197-11: Standard quantitative disk carrier test method for determining the bactericidal, virucidal, fungicidal, mycobactericidal and sporicidal activities of liquid chemical germicides.
- ASTM E2414-05: Standard test method for quantitative sporicidal three step method to determine sporicidal efficacy of liquids, liquid sprays, and vapour or gases on contaminated carrier surfaces.
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:
Enterococcus faecium (VRE)
Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA and MSSA)
WHO Priority organisms.
Other- please ask.
- Perfectus Biomed awarded funding from the National Biofilms Innovation Centre (NBIC)
- Perfectus Biomed are sponsoring BioInfect 2018
- Perfectus Biomed are attending the Lab Innovations Conference
- Perfectus Biomed are exhibiting at Wounds UK
- Perfectus Biomed are exhibiting at SAWC Fall 2018
- Perfectus Biomed attending the in-cosmetics Formulation Summit
- Perfectus Biomed exhibiting at Wounds Australia
- Perfectus Biomed have successfully maintained UKAS Accreditation
- Perfectus Biomed exhibiting at the 11th annual IPS Conference 2018
- FDA Guidance on Infection Control in Dental Unit Waterlines