All products designed to protect against viruses like SARS-CoV-2 should have data proving their ability to kill these pathogens.
Efficacy testing offers benefits:
The EPA has specific performance criteria to evaluate the efficacy of disinfectant products used to sanitize public areas, specifically those used to kill harmful viruses like SARS-CoV-2 - otherwise known as the coronavirus. Microbac’s decades of experience in virucidal efficacy testing make us an ideal partner for companies looking to test the effectiveness of their disinfectant products against SARS-CoV-2.
Our virology laboratory in Sterling, Virginia maintains a viral library that includes several live coronaviruses such as Human Coronavirus, SARS, and MERS. We have the capability to evaluate hand sanitizer or hand rub products using in vivo (ASTM E2011) and/or in vitro (ASTM E1052, EN14476, , etc.)
Disinfectants and sanitizers, such as wipes, sprays, or liquids used on equipment and surfaces can be tested for virucidal efficacy (ASTM E1053). We've also developed a modified version for testing face masks and other treated materials (ISO18184/AATCC100/ISO21702).). As a leading laboratory for antimicrobial/antiviral testing for disinfectants, antiseptics and medical devices, we are excited to offer regulatory-compliant testing for disinfectants and antiseptics that seek an official claim against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19 virus), Human Coronavirus, SARS, and MERS.
Microbac is one of few labs in the world certified by the CDC to work with the live SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus). Extended experience in our technical and quality assurance teams ensures our in-depth knowledge with every project.
Microbac has more than 20 years of experience in efficacy testing experience. Longstanding familiarity with regulatory requirements supports our US EPA approved protocols and compliance to GLP, GMP, and cGMP.
Microbac’s Sterling laboratory is committed to the client service experience. Defined channels of communication provide access to assistance throughout each step of the project cycle.