Virucidal

EPA Residual Self-Disinfectant (RSD) Method

The residual self-disinfection (RSD) method follows EPA Protocol # 01-1A. This is the only method which can currently be used to substantiate long-term residual disinfectant claims with the EPA. It evaluates the residual disinfectant efficacy of antimicrobial products after application to inanimate, nonporous, and non-food contact hard surfaces. This test...

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Virucidal Towelettes Effectiveness Test

Virucidal Efficacy Guidelines The U.S. EPA recommends the use of internationally-recognized standard test methods as the basis for pre-saturated towelette virucidal efficacy evaluations: AOAC Germicidal Spray Products as Disinfectants Test, Modified for Wipes Brief Summary of the Test The U.S. EPA recommends the use of internationally-recognized standard test methods as the basis for...

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AOAC Germicidal Spray Test, Modified for Viruses

Originally developed in 1961, the AOAC Germicidal Spray Test is a standard method for evaluating the efficacy of liquid disinfectants on hard non-porous surfaces. This method is particularly appropriate for disinfectants which do not require dilution and are designed to be used with an aerosol or trigger spray. This...

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ASTM E1052 – Suspension Time-Kill Test for Virus

Summary of the ASTM E1052 Test ASTM E1052: Standard Practice to Assess the Activity of Microbicides Against Virucides in Suspension The frozen stock test virus is thawed and diluted to a titer of approximately 6-log10 infectious units per 0.1 ml. If requested by the Study Sponsor, the test virus is...

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ASTM E1053 – Surface Time Kill Test for Viruses

Summary of the ASTM E1053 Method ASTM E1053: Virucidal Efficacy of Hard Surface Disinfectants - Column Neutralization Preparation of Virus and Inoculation of Carriers: 100 x 15 mm Petri dishes are used for liquid and spray products, and 150 x 20 mm glass Petri dishes are used for towelettes. Just before...

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Custom Virucidal Efficacy Testing

Custom Study Set-Up Custom virucidal studies can be performed for device testing, on-site antimicrobial active ingredient generators, and many other product types. All studies can be conducted according to EPA and FDA regulatory efficacy requirements, and customized according to the unique needs and timelines of the Study Sponsor with the...

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EN 14476

Summary of the EN 14476 TestBefore test initiation the appropriate conditions for the test product are selected. Required conditions vary depending on the category of product and the conditions of use.The test substance is prepared according to Study Sponsor directions.A 0.8 ml aliquot of test substance is supplemented with...

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Virucidal Efficacy Tests for EPA

Virucides are regulated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Recent EPA guidelines provide companies with several different options for testing virucides, including ASTM E1053, and AOAC Germicidal Spray Products Test modified for viruses. Any type of virucide can be tested using ASTM E1053. If a company prefers to utilize...

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AATCC 100 Test Method, Modified for Viruses

Summary of the AATCC 100 Test Method, Modified for Viruses The stock virus is thawed and diluted to the titer requested by the Study Sponsor. If requested, the viral inoculum is loaded with organic soil to the appropriate level (generally 5% animal serum). Test and control textiles are...

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