We help identify your product issues in order to prevent microbes causing odours, stains and material degradation.
WHAT IS ANTIMICROBIAL TESTING?
BioLabTests can undertake antimicrobial testing to measure the level of performance an antimicrobial, antibacterial or antifungal product exhibits.
WHO IS IT FOR?
If you have an antimicrobial, antibacterial or antifungal product, this service will be of interest to you. We can undertake antimicrobial testing of a range of product including polymers, paints, coatings and textiles.
WHAT DOES IT INVOLVE?
Our team of experienced microbiologists will take samples of your product and perform appropriate tests on those samples. Suitable antimicrobial testing methods are ISO 22196, ISO 20743, ASTM E2149 13a, ASTM G21, JIS Z 2801, Kirby Bauer Test and MIC (Minimum Inhibitory Concentration). The client is provided with a straightforward, confidential report presenting the test results.
WHAT WILL IT ACHIEVE?
For antibacterial, antimicrobial or antifungal products, our service quantifies the ability of those products to eliminate bacteria and/or fungi. It is this type of information that guides marketing claims about a product’s performance and backs up existing claims for treated articles.
“BioLabTests conducted environmental testing for us by carrying out a swab analysis and follow-up reporting. I was very satisfied with the staff’s attentiveness, their ability to understand our requirements and the timely delivery on their commitment. We will almost certainly return to BioLabTests if we ever require laboratory-based technical assistance again.”
David Pickard, Regulatory Manager at Inroads International Ltd
“We contacted BioLabTests to aid us in determining the antibacterial activity on our products using tests based on ISO 22196. We can highly recommend the very professional, fast and uncomplicated service that was offered to us by BioLabTests.”
Laboratory service user, July 2021
“We used BioLabTests’ services for the first time to prove efficacy of our cleaning and sanitising agents through swab testing. The team were friendly, knowledgeable and professional. We were very pleased with the prompt, polite and efficient service we received.”
Ryan Garratt, Quality Administrator at Georganics Ltd
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