Antimicrobial agents are useful textile additives that provide resistance to microorganisms, potentially preventing infections caused by organisms of concern, such as Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The AATCC 100 test method evaluates the antibacterial properties of textiles over a 24-hour period of contact, quantitatively assessing bacteriostatic (growth inhibition) or bactericidal (killing of bacteria) properties. The method ensures continuity in approaches and replicability of results. Please contact us to discuss our full testing capabilities.
The AATCC 100 test method consists of six
key stages; preparation of samples, sterilisation, inoculation, incubation,
washing/shaking out, and counting. Organisms are incubated in favourable conditions
to provide a clear indication of the antimicrobial properties of the test
fabric. The AATCC 100 method is the textile industry’s standard for
antimicrobial fabric performance in the USA.
Perfectus Biomed’s expertise and
experience with antimicrobial testing allows us to modify the AATCC 100 method
to further assess your product against tougher, more clinically relevant microorganisms.
While Staphylococcus aureus and Klebsiella pneumoniae are the two organisms outlined in the AATCC
100 standard, we can carry out the method against a range of organisms to allow
you to further challenge and better market your product. A full list of our
microorganism bank can be viewed here.
If you are interested in finding out more
about how we can support your antimicrobial testing requirements or if you
would like a quote for AATCC 100 testing, please get in touch.