WATER TREATMENT

Perfectus Biomed will test the biofilm removal/prevention abilities of biocides, antimicrobial surfaces and paints.

Microbial contamination in water systems is a global problem that spans industries. Microbial infections within water treatment plants pose a wide spread health risk to the population. When these infections become biofilm related, they can prove exceptionally difficult to remove from tubes, pipes and water vats. For example, biofilm formation on the hulls of ships costs shipping industries billions of dollars. Excessive layers of biofilm material increases the drag, resulting in extra fuel to combat this.

New technologies, including altered surface structures and antimicrobial paints, help to minimise biofilm attachment.

What We Offer

Perfectus Biomed will test biocides, antimicrobial surfaces, paints and other antimicrobial products in order to investigate their ability to prevent and remove both planktonic and biofilm encased microbial populations. GLP compliant testing is available.

Planktonic testing includes:

  • Contaminant identification
  • Bioburden assessment
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Legionella assessments

 

Biofilm testing includes:

  • Biofilm removal
  • Biofilm prevention
  • Determination of algal resistance
  • Legionella biofilm studies

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.
ESKAPE pathogens.

Other- please ask.

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We are happy to help with your microbiological requirements and with any other queries you may have.

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Perfectus Biomed, a UKAS accredited microbiological contract testing company, represents the new wave of scientific businesses that are proud to call Daresbury home.

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