Antimicrobial Inhibition

Zone of Inhibition Test for Antimicrobial Activity

A Zone of Inhibition Test, also called a Kirby-Bauer Test, is a qualitative method used clinically to measure antibiotic resistance and industrially to test the ability of solids and textiles to inhibit microbial growth. Researchers who develop antimicrobial textiles, surfaces, and liquids use this test as a quick and...

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Minimum Inhibitory Concentration Test (MIC)

Labeled Photo of Microtiter MIC Test - Labeled Photo of Standard MIC Test - Layperson's Summary To do an MIC, one inoculates the test substance with an invisible but high number of microorganisms, then observes the mixture of microorganisms and test substance to see if it changes from clear to...

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AATCC 147 Assessment of Textile Materials: Parallel Streak Method

Measurement of Antibacterial Activity of Textile Materials Using the Parallel Streak Method The AATCC 147 method, commonly known as the Parallel Streak method, is designed to qualitatively evaluate the antibacterial activiry of diffusable antimicrobial agents on treated textile materials. In other words, it tests the ability of the treated textile to...

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