Disinfectant Product Testing

In an ever-changing world where maintaining the status quo is not enough, we've pioneered a faster, agile approach to research and testing.

We offer a wide range of tests for determining the efficacy of disinfectant products., such as wipes, sprays, hand sanitisers, automated units. In addition to offering UKAS accredited reports, we will guide you during your product journey to the market. Our scope includes:

EN 1276:2019 – Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of bactericidal activity of chemical disinfectants and antiseptics used in food, industrial, domestic and institutional areas

EN 13727:2012+A2:2015 – Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of bactericidal activity in the medical area

EN 1650:2019 – Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of fungicidal or yeasticidal activity of chemical disinfectants and antiseptics used in food, industrial, domestic and institutional areas

EN 13624:2013 – Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of fungicidal or yeasticidal activity in the medical area

EN 16615:2015 – Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics – Quantitative test method for the evaluation of bactericidal and yeasticidal activity on non-porous surfaces with mechanical action employing wipes in the medical area (4- field test)

Disinfection product testing

We test the efficacy of a wide range of disinfectants, including wipes, sprays, hand sanitisers, automated units.

UV-C Technology efficacy testing

We asses the efficacy of UV-C light technology units and systems against the latest industry standards

UV-C has shown high efficacy for microbial inactivation and, as a result, this technology is widely used to decontaminate surfaces, air, and water.

Our test offering for this technology includes:

BS 8628: Disinfection using ultraviolet radiation – Methods for quantitative testing of automated ultraviolet disinfection activities by direct illumination

BS EN ISO 15858-2016: UV-C Devices – Safety information – Permissible human exposure

BS EN 14255-1:2005: Measurement and assessment of personal exposures to incoherent optical radiation – Part 1: Ultraviolet radiation emitted by artificial sources in the workplace.

BS EN ISO 15727: UV-C Devices – Measurement of the output of a UV-C lamp

UV-C Attenuation Test: Detection of potential UV-C light penetrating through translucent materials.

The purpose of Air Filtration Units is to improve air quality by removing pollutants and harmful microorganisms. Unfortunately, most standards do not consider real-life conditions when testing the efficacy of these technologies. To provide more reliable data, we developed in-house methods for testing the efficacy of air filtration units by measuring:

Airborne Contamination: This test consists of measuring the viable particles in the air (particles that consist of, or support, one or more live microorganisms). Our method is based on EN 17141:2020 and BS EN ISO 14698

Particle Counts: Determination of number of ultrafine particles present in the air. Our method is based on ISO 14644-1:2015 and ISO 21501-4:2018.

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC): Determination of the amount of the VOC’s released by the air filtration unit and the hazards associated with it.

Air Circulation: Measurement of the air delivery rate during the use of the unit to determine the efficiency in providing adequate air circulation within the environment.

Air purification product testing

We test the efficacy of a wide range of disinfectants, including disinfection technologies.

Whole room disinfection systems

We work with medical device manufacturers delivering clinical evaluations and clinical investigations.

We test a wide range of technologies including disinfection robots, fogging machines, electrostatic hand sprayers, and those that involve the use of chemical disinfectants in dispersed gas, vapour and/or aerosols, following our UKAS accredited test EN 17272:2020. In addition to this, we have specific tests for some of the most common biocide technologies, including:

VHP (Vaporised Hydrogen Peroxide) Technology: This technology consists of turning Hydrogen Peroxide into a gas to decontaminate environments and/or objects. We have in-house procedures to test the efficacy of VHP using Biological Spores, and the Off-Gassing time using gas meters calibrated to the long-term workplace exposure limit (1 ppm).

Ozone: We have in-house procedures to test the efficacy of exposing items to Ozone gas, and also to accurately measure the Ozone exposure levels in ppm.

We also have in-house method for testing some of the most recognized biocides in the industry, including: Peracetic acid and Hypochlorous acid.

See our research & testing facilities

Microbiology Laboratory

We are fully equipped to perform a wide variety of microbiology tests using bacteria, yeast, fungi, and bacterial spores.

Test chambers

We have built state of the art Test Chambers – all with a stainless steel interior and equipped with a wide range of sensors.

Chemistry Laboratory

Our chemistry lab is fully equipped to perform a wide variety of tests, that supports formulation and materials development.

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