BIOCIDES

Perfectus Biomed offer a range of planktonic and biofilm biocide testing methods.

Disinfectant testing supports infection control in healthcare settings and in the community. Disinfectant testing methods ascertain the activity of antimicrobial agents under specified conditions.

Examples include BS EN 1276 and BS EN 13704 disinfectant standards, which evaluate the bactericidal and sporicidal activity of chemical disinfectants, respectively. These test methods can be used for products within the food, industrial, domestic and institutional industries.

We work with clients to generate evidence in support of products that consistently remove or inactivate pathogens. Our expert team of PhD microbiologists will work with you to discuss method adaptations or custom design disinfectant testing methods that meet with your requirement. We produce meaningful data by replicating ‘real life’ scenarios that demonstrate the efficacy of disinfectant products against potential pathogenic microorganisms, including those that exist within a microbial biofilm.

The Disinfectant Tests that We Offer

  • Carrier tests
  • Suspension tests
  • Capacity testing
  • Practical and in-use testing
  • IBRG Test Method Tier 1 – preservative method

 

We offer these tests in line with standard test methods including;

BS EN 1276      BS EN 1656        BS EN 13704       BS EN 14476     ASTM E2197-11

BS EN 1040       BS EN 1657        BS EN 13697      BS EN 14675     ASTM E2414-05

BS EN 1650       BS EN 13727      BS EN 13624      BS EN 14561

GLP compliant testing is available.

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
  • Aerosols

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.

If you do not see the disinfectant test you are looking for, please call us to discuss your requirements further.

Our library of test organisms includes: 

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.
ESKAPE pathogens.

Other- please ask.

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