Viral Testing

Perfectus Biomed specialise in viral assays, including virucidal efficacy and viral barrier testing.

Virucidal efficacy testing is important for assessing the activity of a variety of products against viruses. Testing can be carried out in a range of models including suspension tests and hard surface carrier tests. These methods can be used to assess a range of products, such as household and industrial disinfectants. Perfectus Biomed also offer viral barrier testing for wound dressings and many other materials.

Testing methods include ISO 18184, ASTM E1052, ASTM E1053, ASTM E2197 and EN 14476. GLP compliant testing is also available.

We will work with you to help you understand the different viral models, helping you to choose a method that is most suitable for both you and your product.

VIRAL Testing:

Please contact us if you would like to discuss a test method with us in more detail.

  • TCID50 (Median Tissue Culture Infectious Dose) – to verify viral titre
  • ISO 18184 – Determination of Antiviral Activity of Textile Products
  • ASTM E1052 – Standard Test Method for Efficacy of Antimicrobial Agents Against Viruses in Suspension
  • ASTM E1053 – Standard Test Method to Assess Virucidal Activity of Chemicals Intended for Disinfection of Inanimate, Nonporous Environmental Surfaces
  • ASTM E2197 – Standard Quantitative Disk Carrier Test Method for Determining the Virucidal Activities of Liquid Chemical Germicides
  • EN 14476 – Chemical Disinfectants and Antiseptics – Quantitative Suspension Test for the Evaluation of Virucidal Activity in the Medical Area
  • Pre-Saturated Towelettes Virucidal Effectiveness Test
  • Viral barrier testing

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

Candida auris
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.

Medical Devices

We can use the PMM to test for bacterial adhesion to and host cell toxicity of experimental devices.

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Urogenital Health

Since much of the human genital tract is composed of mucosal tissue, the PMM can be used for predictive preclinical testing of compounds or products related to urogenital health.

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Inflammation and Biocompatibility

The PMM offers a unique way to investigate inflammatory cytokine concentrations in a cost-effective manner. We can perform ELISAs and multiplex assays to determine whether experimental compounds are pro- or anti-inflammatory.

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Infectious Diseases

Mucosal tissue is an ideal environment for microbial growth, making the PMM an excellent application for testing the efficacy of products to treat infectious disease pathogens. We can test for efficacy against planktonic and biofilm infections with this model.

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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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