Biofilm Testing at BSLI | Bioscience Labs

Biofilm Testing Laboratory

Biofilm Testing Laboratory

BioScience Labs (BSLI) offers services to companies that want to substantiate anti-biofilm claims for their products.  BSLI is at the anti-biofilm fore-front of the regulatory process and we can assist you in test design and execution.  We are able to support anti-biofilm efficacy claims, such as biofilm: kill, removal, prevention and barrier.

The EPA is the furthest along concerning regulatory guidance.  The EPA provided 5 ASTM approved methods for growth and sampling of biofilms.  There is currently a SOP/preliminary guidance for evaluation of liquid disinfectants. 

The US FDA does not have specific guidance for companies to make anti-biofilm claims.  BioScience Labs is available to help develop and execute testing for medical devices and other FDA regulated products for companies that want lead the industry into the regulatory arena for anti-biofilm products.  The current FDA guidance advocates for pre-submission of protocols.

Using ASTM Methods, customized experiments, and regulatory insight, Bioscience Laboratories, Inc. can help you develop the data you need to get ahead of your competition and support your anti-biofilm product claims. 

Testing Capabilities:
  • Biofilm disinfectant efficacy testing
  • Chronic wound biofilms & dressings
  • Oral biofilms
  • Medical devices
  • Drug synergy (modified checkerboard assay)
  • Biofilm in treated water systems
Biofilm Test Methods:
  • CDC Biofilm Reactor Protocol ASTM E2562 & Single Tube Method ASTM E2871
  • Drip Flow Reactor Protocol ASTM E2647
  • Modified Colony/Drip Flow Reactor Protocol
  • Minimum Biofilm Eradication Concentration (MBEC) Testing ASTM E2799
  • EPA Protocols (MB-19, MB-20)
  • Zero-Shear (Static) Colony Biofilm Method
  • Custom experimental designs
Product Types:
  • Soluble powders
  • Liquids
  • Coatings
  • Surfaces
  • Solid materials
  • Devices
  • Polymers
Organisms:
  • Pseudomonas species
  • Staphylococcus and MRSA species
  • Candida species
  • Clinical samples
  • Environmental samples
  • Donated saliva and/or Streptococcus species
  • Antibiotic resistant strains
  • Additional microorganisms (inquire)
Methods
Services

Colony Biofilm Method

Biofilms in a Zero-Shear Environment BioScience Labs provides services for evaluation of product efficacy in the prevention and/or removal of biofilms using in-vitro techniques.  This…
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Biofilm Tissue Irritation

Biofilm Testing in Conjunction with Tissue Models BioScience Labs provides services for evaluation of product efficacy in the prevention and/or removal of biofilms using in-vitro…
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ASTM E2562-12

CDC Biofilm Reactor Protocol BioScience Labs provides services for evaluation of product efficacy in the prevention and/or removal of biofilms using in-vitro techniques.  This method…
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ASTM E2871-13

Single Tube Method BioScience Labs provides services for evaluation of product efficacy in the prevention and/or removal of biofilms using in-vitro techniques. This method is typically…
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ASTM E2799-12

MBEC Reactor Protocol BioScience Labs provides services for evaluation of product efficacy in the prevention and/or removal of biofilms using in-vitro techniques.  This method serves…
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ASTM E2647-08

Drip Flow Reactor Protocol BioScience Labs provides services for evaluation of product efficacy in the prevention and/or removal of biofilms using in-vitro techniques. This method represents…
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