Hard Surface Disinfectant Testing | Bioscience Labs

Disinfectant and Sanitizer Testing Services

Disinfectant and Sanitizer Testing Services

BioScience Laboratories has streamlined our processes, as well as our pricing structure to better meet the expectations of our customers. We now have an accelerated study initiation and protocol process to help move your studies into the lab and provide quality data as quickly as possible.

Our microbiologists perform hard surface disinfectant and sanitizer testing for both EPA and Health Canada guidelines.  Whether your product is a germicidal spray, towelette, or concentrate, we can help you with your product testing and labeling claims.

These tests are performed by contaminating test carriers with test organisms, dried and then exposed to the disinfectant for a specified contact time.  Post-treatment results can be described either qualitatively or quantitatively depending on the specific test method.

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In-Vitro Testing 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 our…

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AOAC 955.14, 955.15, and 964.02

Use Dilution Method

These standard methods test the efficacy of disinfectants against three standard bacteria on hard surfaces.  These standard tests are used for products in the EPA Antimicrobial Testing Program.  BioScience Labs offers this service to provide the data you require to receive regulatory approvals and/or support marketing claims.

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ASTM- E1153

Standard Test Method for Efficacy of Sanitizers Recommended for Inanimate Non-Food Contact Surfaces

This test method is used to evaluate the antimicrobial efficacy of sanitizers on precleaned inanimate, nonporous, non-food contact surfaces. This method should also be used to determine if a chemical has application as a non-food contact…

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ASTM - E2197

Standard Quantitative Disk Carrier Test Method for Determining Bactericidal, Virucidal, Fungicidal, Mycobactericidal, and Sporicidal Activities of Chemicals

This test method is designed to evaluate the ability of test substances to inactivate vegetative bacteria, viruses, fungi, mycobacteria, and bacterial spores on disk carriers of brushed stainless steel that represent hard, nonporous…

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Quantitative Suspension Test for the Evaluation of Fungicidal activity of Chemical Disinfectants and Antiseptics Used in Food, Industrial, Domestic and Institutional Areas

This method describes a suspension test method for establishing whether a chemical disinfectant or antiseptic has or does not have a fungicidal activity. This method is the minimum…

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AOAC 965.12

Tuberculocidal Activity of Disinfectants

This standard test method recommended by the EPA demonstrates efficacy on hard non-porous surfaces against M. bovis.  BioScience Labs offers this service to provide the data you require to receive regulatory approvals and/or support marketing claims.

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AOAC 955.17

Fungicidal activity of Disinfectants' Using Trichophyton Mentagrophytes

This standard test method recommended by the EPA provides efficacy data for Test Products designed as disinfectants with antifungal applications.  The method uses T. mentagrophytes in suspension as directed by the EPA.  BioScience Labs offers this service to provide the data you require…

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AOAC 955.16

Chlorine (available) in Disinfectants; Germicidal Equivalent Concentration 

This standard test method provides efficacy data that demonstrates equivalent performance of Test Product equivalent concentrations to sodium hypochlorite.  This study evaluates sanitizing rinses for previously cleaned non-porous surfaces in food handling for the EPA and sanitary hand rinses in food processing businesses…

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