Antimicrobial

Simulated Use Test for High-Level Disinfectants

Prior to initiation of the experiment, the active ingredient in the test substance is measured, the pH is taken and the concentration of the test substance is validated using titration analysis. Then, the test substance is diluted to the minimum recommended concentration (MRC) and confirmed again by titration analysis...

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Laundering Services for Antimicrobial Textiles

One way companies differentiate antimicrobial textiles is by increasing durability, or the number of wash cycles an antimicrobial fabric can withstand. Durability enhances consumer appeal and is an important consideration to buyers at large apparel companies. Textiles which retain antimicrobial efficacy after 25, or even 50 laundering cycles will...

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Minimum Bactericidal Concentration (MBC) Test

The MBC test determines the lowest concentration at which an antimicrobial agent will kill a particular microorganism.  The MBC is determined using a series of steps, undertaken after a Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) test has been completed. MBC testing is useful for comparing the germ-killing activity of several antimicrobial agents at once. Summary...

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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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CRE Testing: Microchem Laboratory

Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) have recently gained notoriety because infections caused by this class of microorganism are difficult if not impossible to treat clinically, resulting in an estimated mortality rate among infected individuals of up to 50%. Microchem Laboratory has been testing antimicrobial products for efficacy against CRE since early 2012. Below, Microchem Laboratory provides...

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