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Healthcare Personnel Handwash & Handrub

Healthcare Personnel Handwash & Handrub

BioScience Laboratories has been closely involved in the development and refinement of the Healthcare personnel handwash & Healthcare personnel handrub testing methods used to evaluate healthcare personnel handwash/handrub products.

The general concept of the test is to determine how effectively handwash and handrub products can eliminate transient, contaminative, bacteria from the hands. For this test Serratia marcescens or Escherichia coli, generally serves in the role of "transient, contaminative bacteria," and broth suspensions of the organisms are applied to the hands of the subjects, after which test product is applied. (Other organisms may be used as per sponsor’s request.)

An elaboration often appended to Healthcare Personnel Handwash studies is an irritation assessment. In these studies, the skin of the hands will be evaluated for dryness and erythema (redness) at the completion of multiple product applications (possibly over multiple days). 

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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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ASTM - E2784

Standard Test Method for Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Handwash Formulations Using the Paper Towel (Palmar) Method of Hand Contamination

This procedure has been designed to evaluate handwash products using a palmar surface only contamination method. This method is an alternative contamination procedure to that listed in Test Method…

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ASTM - E1327

Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Antimicrobial Handwash Formulations by Utilizing Fingernail Regions

The procedure should be used to test the degerming effectiveness of antimicrobial hand washing products used by health care personnel that are intended for frequent use, and that are intended to reduce the level of contamination…

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ASTM - E2276

Standard Test Method for Determining the Bacteria-Eliminating Effectiveness of Hygienic Handwash and Handrub Agents Using the FIngerpads of Adults

This test method is designed to determine the activity of hygienic handwash and handrub agents against transient bacterial flora on hands and is not meant for use with surgical hand scrubs…

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ASTM - E2755

Standard Test Method for Determining the Bacteria-Eliminating Effectiveness of Healthcare Personnel Hand Rub Formulations Using Hands of Adults

This test method is designed to determine the activity of leave-on hand sanitizers (also known as hand rubs, hygienic hand rubs, or hand antiseptics) against transient bacterial flora on the hands.

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ASTM - E1115

Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Surgical Hand Scrub Formulations

The procedure in this test method should be used to evaluate the activity of the test formulation in reducing the bacterial population of the hands immediately after a single use and to determine persistent activity (inhibition of growth) after…

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ASTM - E2613

Standard Test Method for Determining Fungus-Eliminating Effectiveness of Hygienic Handwash and Handrub Agents Using Fingerpads of Adults

This test method is designed to assess the ability of hygienic handwash and handrub agents to reduce levels of fungal contamination on hands. This test method is not meant for use with…

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ASTM - E2280

Standard Test Method for Determining the Activity of Incorporated Antimicrobial Agent(s) in Polymeric or Hydrophobic Materials

This test method is designed to evaluate (quantitatively) the antimicrobial effectiveness of agents incorporated or bound into or onto mainly flat (two dimensional) hydrophobic or polymeric surfaces.The method focuses primarily on assessing antibacterial…

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ASTM - E1174

Standard Test Method for Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Health Care Personnel Handwash Formulations

The procedure may be used to test the effectiveness of antimicrobial handwashing agents. The test formulations may be designed for frequent use to reduce the transient bacterial flora on hands in water aided handwashing procedures.…

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