Health Care Antiseptic

Health Care Antiseptic

For over 25 years BioScience Laboratories has led the industry in Healthcare antimicrobial product testing. BSLI is a GLP, FDA and EPA audited and Contract Research Organization providing Phase I through IV clinical trials, as well as, in-vitro testing services. Put our extensive experience to work, we are eager to help.

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Clinical Laboratory

Our start-to-finish solution for clinical trials begins with understanding our client’s end goals for the study and aiding them in the study design.  Throughout the project we remain in on-going contact with our sponsors to ensure that the project is managed with the best interest of the client in mind.  

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In-Vitro Laboratory

Scientists in our In-Vitro testing labs are well trained on ASTM, AATCC, AOAC, CLSI, and EN standard methods. The efficacy testing services of this laboratory include MIC/MBC, biofilm prevention and removal, time-kill kinetics, clean room disinfectant validation, zone of inhibition and custom efficacy studies for disinfectants, antimicrobials and other products requiring EPA registrations and FDA 510(k) submissions. Studies in…

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General Use Handwash

For general-use handwash studies, BioScience Laboratories follows the ASTM Standard, E1174, which includes a method for testing of general-use handwash products. This corresponds well to…
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Bandage and Wound Care Absorbency Testing

We possess the equipment and facilities to evaluate the absorbency and vapor permeablitiy of bandage and wound care dressings. 
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Zone of Inhibition

This diffusion test is used to evaluate the -static/-cidal activity of water-soluble, leachable antimicrobial formulations that will diffuse into an nutrient agar medium.  Selected challenge species are…
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Bandage Material Physical Properties

The Materials Testing Lab features temperature and humidity control along with the ability to test for the following product characteristics: Tensile Strength Peel Adhesion Our…
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Disinfectant and Sanitizer Testing Services

Bioscience Labs performs these challenging antimicrobial efficacy studies.  Whether you need the AOAC Germicidal Spray Products as Disinfectants Test or the AOAC Use-Dilution Test (for disinfectants requiring dilution) we…
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Time-Kill Kinetics - Antimicrobial Efficacy Test

Time-Kill In Vitro assay tests are referred to as “suspension tests” because a measured volume of the suspension of challenge bacteria or fungi is transferred into a…
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Hydration Property Testing for Wound Dressings

Studies using human subjects (intact skin) to determine the effectiveness of dressings in maintaining or augmenting skin hydration over time (e.g., alginates, foams, hydrocolloids, hydrogels,…
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Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) Test

Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) and Minimum Bactericidal Concentration (MBC) testing define a test material's potency in terms of the concentration at which it will inhibit…
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Minimum Bactericidal Concentration (MBC) Test

The MBC testing is designed to find the lowest possible concentration at which an antimicrobial agent will kill a designated microorganism.  The MBC is performed after a Minimum…
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Surgical Scrub

Surgical scrub formulations are designed to remove both the transient microorganism population as well as a large proportion of the normal endogenous microorganism population residing…
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Antimicrobial Efficacy Test - Cup Scrub Challenge

This antimicrobial effectiveness testing demonstrates that Test Product has persistent log10 reductions for antimicrobial effectiveness.  This is possible due to residual antimicrobial effects in post-exposure…
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First Aid Wound Management

In-vitro evaluations as described under II-A, and as follows. Screening zone-of-inhibition studies. Studies per methodology prescribed by the FDA: 21 CFR Sections 333 and 369,…
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In-Vitro Wound Management Evaluations

In-vitro evaluations of antimicrobial properties versus ATCC or clinically isolated strains of bacteria relevant to surgical-, burn-, and catheter-related infections. Time-Kill Kinetic studies (planktonic and…
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Healthcare Personnel Handwash

BioScience Laboratories has been closely involved in the development and refinement of the methods used to evaluate healthcare personnel handwash products.  Our understanding of the…
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Pre-Operative Skin Preparation

The FDA has a process in place for formal evaluation of the results of these studies. Of note, also, is that ASTM's Standard Method E1173,…
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Wound Healing Properties of Product Materials

Evaluations of rate of cell proliferation, measured as a function of cellular protein expression (e.g., growth factors) in a 3-D model of wound re-epitheliazation.
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Injection Site Protection

Injection sites are a common source of nosocomial infections. Proper pre-treatment and prophylaxis of these sites is important to reducing healthcare costs and improving patient well-being.…
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Agar Patch - Antimicrobial Persistence Test

The FDA does not have a process in place for formal evaluation of results of such studies and has no recognized official method for demonstrating persistence,…
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Sensitization Testing

BioScience Laboratories performs sensitization testing by the Modified Draize test in accordance with the FDA/CDER Guidence for Industry, Skin Irritation and Sensitization Testing of Generic…
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Cumulative Irritation Evaluations

BioScience Laboratories Skin Technology Center performs the Human Repeat Insult Patch Test (RIPT) for cumulative skin irritation in accordance with the FDA/CDER Guidance for Industry, Skin Irritation and…
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Bovine Corneal Opacity and Permeability (BCOP)

The Bovine Corneal Opacity and Permeability (BCOP) test is an in vitro method to evaluate chemicals inducing serious eye damage or serious eye irritation.  This…
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General Irritation Testing

The Skin Technology Center performs studies of the irritancy potential of topical antimicrobial products by means of multiple applications (15 or more) of a product…
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