With a track record of supporting the successful registration of thousands of antimicrobial products and consultative team of regulatory and scientific experts, im体育APP has been the premier partner for product developers, 制造商, and users of antimicrobial pesticide and biocide products for more than three decades.

Ensure your products are 兼容的 with regulations and guidance for registration with im体育APP的 comprehensive antimicrobial testing and analytical chemistry service offerings. Our full-service solutions have been built upon a foundation of industry-leading standards for quality, 技能, and customer service. im体育APPantimicrobial testing laboratory has extensive experience generating GLP-兼容的 analytical chemistry and antimicrobial efficacy data accepted by global authorities. With our support, thousands of clients have successfully navigated product registration with the US 环境 Protection Agency (EPA), US 食物 and Drug Administration (FDA), 加拿大卫生部, 澳大利亚n Therapeutic Goods Administration 矫正性大动脉转位(矫正性大动脉转位) 欧洲an Chemicals Agency or individual 欧洲an Member State agencies over the course of more than thirty years.

im体育APP的 antimicrobial testing laboratory has been the expert partner to product developers, 制造商 and users of antimicrobial pesticide and biocide products for more than three decades. We take integrity seriously, setting industry standards for quality, 技能 and customer service.

Comprehensive antimicrobial testing solutions

Our antimicrobial testing solutions support a wide range of products from liquids and pre-saturated towelettes to treated surface materials. We offer an extensive library of  bacterial and 真菌 organisms, antibiotic resistant strains, and viruses to support a broad range of efficacy tests with additional product differentiation. Along with treated articles and antimicrobial pesticide device efficacy testing, our team can develop custom test methods and protocols for your product development and registration activity.

Our complete antimicrobial testing service offerings have been designed to provide the greatest value to our customers. Generate r武器装备red end use product chemistry data at the same location as the efficacy testing with im体育APP的 analytical chemistry testing solutions for antimicrobial pesticide product registrations. We proudly continue to serve as a trusted partner to developers, 制造商, and users of antimicrobial products, having been recognized as an industry leader for over three decades. Connect with us today to explore a partnership with im体育APP.

Proof of efficacy against emerging pathogens

As a result of the global pandemic, proof of efficacy against specified and emerging pathogens has become particularly important. 有一个关键的, ongoing need to address public health needs by testing existing products for emerging pathogens quickly. im体育APP的 team of expert microbiologists and virologists continually monitor the public health landscape, and act quickly to source and obtain emerging pathogens. As one of only a few GLP-兼容的 Biosafety Level 3 (BSL-3) labs in the US, im体育APP continues to play an instrumental role in helping our clients combat public health crises. If you are interested in testing to an emerging pathogen, 立即im体育APP to start the conversation and learn more about how im体育APP can help. We frequently test products to determine efficacy against these emerging pathogens; please note the list below is not comprehensive:

SARS-CoV-2im体育APP has evaluated the effectiveness of numerous disinfectants for medical, 工业, and consumer applications on behalf of developers, 制造商, and marketers of infection control products in support of regulated claims against the SARS-CoV-2 virus. We test to several established test methods, and custom protocols may be developed.

Mpox im体育APP offers efficacy testing against the current circulating strain of Mpox virus. Our initial test offerings focus on hard, 无孔 disinfectant efficacy and suspension testing, including the following methods:

  • ASTM E1053 - Test Method for Efficacy of Virucidal Agents Intended for Inanimate Surfaces – Modified for Formulation type – Water soluble liquids/powers, 喷雾产品, Pre-Saturated Towelettes.
  • EN14476 - Quantitative Suspension test for the Evaluation of Virucidal Activity in the Medical area
  • ASTM E1052 - Standard Practice to Assess the Activity of Microbicides against Viruses in Suspension

今天就伸出援手 to discuss alternative methods and protocols if the cited methods do not meet your needs.  

  • Test Method for Determining the Residual Self-Sanitizing Activity of Treated Surfaces
  • ASTM E2274 and E2406 Standard Test Method for the Evaluation of Laundry Disinfectants
  • ASTM E2274 and E2406 Standard Test Method for the Evaluation of Laundry Sanitizers
  • Efficacy of a Disinfectant or Sterilant Applied to a Room via a Fogger or Misting Device
  • AOAC方法955.17 Fungicidal Activity Method
  • Mildew Fungistatic Test for Fabrics or Hard Surfaces
  • ASTM E2315 Time Kill Assay for 抗菌 Agents
  • ASTM E2149 Standard Test method for Determining the 抗菌 Agents
  • Re-Use Stress 测试 and Evaluation of Disinfectants
  • Quantitative Tuberculocidal Suspension Method
  • Quantitative Disk Carrier Test Method (Modification of ASTM Method E2197)
  • AOAC方法965.13 Disinfectant (Water) for Swimming Pools Method
  • AATCC 100 Assessment of Antibacterial Finishes on Textile Materials

GLP vs non-GLP testing

Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) regulations establish strict 需求 for aspects of both testing and facilities, similar to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). Our laboratories are 兼容的 with GLP regulations, and our experienced and knowledgeable teams follow Good Laboratory Practices as outlined in 40 CFR part 160 (EPA) and 21 CFR Part 58 (FDA). Our quality system is designed to meet GLP regulations, including the handling of test substances, training of testing personnel, Quality Assurance Unit presence, test system handling, facility maintenance, documentation control, 标准作业程式, conduct of studies and retention and maintenance of records.

When products are in the development phase, or in instances where a regulatory agency does not r武器装备re GLP testing/reporting for submission, we also provide testing services under non-GLP conditions. Non-GLP testing is performed in the same manner as GLP testing. 然而, less documentation for testing and reporting is r武器装备red, and our Quality Assurance Unit is not involved. As a result, we offer non-GLP testing services at a discount.

As a contract laboratory that provides testing for EPA submission, we are inspected routinely by the EPA and have also been audited by the FDA. 我们有 an impeccable inspection record with both the EPA and FDA. 要了解更多信息, 与专家交谈

抗菌 efficacy testing services

  • Microbiology 测试 - Regulatory agencies r武器装备re proof of efficacy against specified pathogens before approving label claims. Proof of efficacy can be demonstrated by testing the antimicrobial product against a specific bacteria, fungi or yeast using a standard test method that has been designated by the regulatory agency as an acceptable method. im体育APP has extensive experience performing bacterial, 真菌, or yeasticidal efficacy testing to meet submission 需求 for regulatory bodies worldwide (US EPA, 加拿大卫生部, 矫正性大动脉转位, EN, 和食品及药物管理局). Our laboratories are EPA GLP and FDA GLP 兼容的. 我们有 an extensive 生物库 还有一个 resistant 生物库.
  • 病毒学检测 - Before label claims can be approved, regulatory agencies r武器装备re proof of efficacy against specified pathogens. By testing the antimicrobial product against a specific virus using a standard test method that has been designated by the regulatory agency as an acceptable method, label claims can be proven. im体育APP has extensive experience performing virucidal efficacy testing to meet submission 需求 for regulatory bodies worldwide (US EPA, 加拿大卫生部, 矫正性大动脉转位, EN和FDA). Our laboratories in Eagan are EPA GLP and FDA GLP 兼容的. 我们有 BSL2和BSL3 virus laboratories in addition to a large 病毒库.
  • Analytical Chemistry - Along with the proof of efficacy for antimicrobial products, registrants are also r武器装备red to provide data proving the stability and characterization of the antimicrobial product. Our Analytical Chemistry lab provides testing services to meet EPA Series 830 测试 需求.
  • Disinfectant Efficacy 测试 for the 抗菌 Industry - Disinfectant efficacy testing formally evaluates the efficacy and suitability of antimicrobial products used to eliminate contaminant microorganisms on various surface types and components. We design and perform disinfectant efficacy studies according to GLP methods to evaluate the effectiveness of disinfectants used in your facilities and provide you with solid GLP data. 
  • Disinfection Qualification 测试 for the 制药 Industry - Using cGMP methods, disinfection qualification formally evaluates the efficacy and suitability of antimicrobial products and procedures used to eliminate contaminant microorganisms on various surface types and components within an aseptic, sterile or otherwise controlled manufacturing environment. im体育APP complies with USP <1072> disinfection qualification methods and will partner with you to help you develop an effective cleaning regimen for your controlled spaces.
  • Biological Aerosol and Public Health Air Quality Claims 测试 - im体育APP's commercial indoor air quality testing facility is among the first - and largest - designed for real world modeling of aerosolized disinfectant and sanitation products in indoor spaces. A number of bacteria, viruses, and fungi can be tested in our large BSL-2 biocontainment lab.
  • Effectiveness of 抗菌 Preservatives - The ability of a preservative to protect a product against contamination must be supported by appropriate scientific data which demonstrates the efficacy of the preservative against the claimed microorganisms. This is accomplished by treating the test material with the microorganisms under conditions which simulate as closely as possible, 在实验室里, the actual conditions under which the test material is designed to be used. In im体育APP's preservative efficacy testing studies, incubation times and temperatures are modified in an effort to maximize test system recovery while considering the varying recommendations between the USP and CTFA methods. The test material is exposed to a suspension of test organism and held at the specified temperature for a specified time period. The inoculated test material is assayed for surviving microorganisms at specified intervals. Appropriate sterility, 文化的纯洁, initial suspension population and neutralization confirmation controls are performed. Depending on the type of product, USP has specific criteria for bacteria, 酵母和霉菌, when a preservative system is considered effective. Start the conversation and 请求报价 today for antimicrobial testing.
  • Antibacterial Efficacy 测试 for Soiled Dishes - These studies determine the antimicrobial efficacy of a test product intended to be used for one step cleaning and germ killing on hard, 无生命的, 无孔, 脏的表面. The test method to be used in this study will follow modifications of the ASTM approved method for the evaluation of the antimicrobial efficacy of sanitizers on 无生命的, 无孔的, non-food contact surfaces and the AOAC Germicidal Spray Test. A film of organism cells dried on a surface of appropriate carriers is exposed to the test substance for a specified exposure time. After exposure, the carriers are neutralized and assayed for survivors. The test material meets effectiveness 需求 for claiming “kills 99.9% of germs on dishware” if there is a minimum 3 log (99.9%) reduction, relative to the numbers controls, for both carriers and the excess product runoff. 
  • Zone of Inhibition Assay - This assay evaluates the antimicrobial activity of an agent against a selected test organism by determining the zone of inhibition. It is designed to evaluate the antimicrobial activity of a test substance after the applied test substance diffuses through the test agar potentially inhibiting growth of the test system. im体育APP's studies typically follow a modification of the Kirby Bauer Disc Diffusion Susceptibility Test, Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute, (CLSI). An agar plate is inoculated with a lawn of a culture suspension and the test substance is placed in contact with the inoculated surface for test substance diffusion to occur within the test agar. Following incubation, the agar surface is examined for inhibition of test organism growth. It is important to note this study is designed to evaluate possible inhibitory properties of the test substance on a specific test organism. There is no specific minimum measured value that indicates a “passing” or “failing” result for the test or control substance.
  • Cosmetic or Barrier 测试 - im体育APP's consultative antimicrobial experts have years of experience carrying out cosmetic and barrier testing. Our team can work with you to create custom protocols for your cosmetic or barrier testing.
  • Wound Dressing 测试 - Custom protocols can be developed to meet your specific needs for wound dressing testing. Get in touch with us today to explore your options. 

Meet antimicrobial regulatory guidance 需求

In order to make label claims for a microorganism, most regulatory agencies r武器装备re specific guidance be followed. 我们有 linked some of this regulatory guidance below.

  • Acinetobacter baumannii Multi-Drug Resistant
  • Acinetobacter calcoaceticus
  • Acinetobacter haemolyticus
  • Acinetobacter johnsonii
  • 不动杆菌junii
  • Acinetobacter lwoffii
  • Acinetobacter radioresistens
  • Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae
  • 放线杆菌是
  • Actinomyces naeslundii
  • Actinomyces viscosus
  • Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans
  • Alcaligenes faecalis
  • Arcanobacterium pyogenes
  • Arcobacter butzleri
  • Aspergillus brasiliensis
  • Aspergillus fumigatus
  • 黑曲霉
  • Aspergillus oryzae (flavus)
  • Aspergillus restrictus
  • Aspergillus versicolor
  • Aureobasidium pullulans
  • 蜡样芽胞杆菌
  • 芽孢杆菌circulans
  • 芽孢杆菌hirikoshii
  • 芽孢杆菌megaterium
  • 芽孢杆菌mycoides
  • 芽孢杆菌oleronius
  • Bacillus pseudofirmus
  • 枯草芽孢杆菌
  • 枯草芽孢杆菌 – vegetative
  • Bacteroides fragilis
  • 拟杆菌ovatus
  • Bacteroides vulgatus
  • 鸟结核博代氏杆菌属
  • 鸟结核博代氏杆菌属
  • Bordetella bronchiseptica
  • Bordetella pertussis
  • Brevibacillus brevis
  • Brevundimonas vesicularis
  • Brevunidmonas diminuta
  • Burkholderia cepacia
  • Campylobacter fetus ssp Fetus
  • Campylobacter jejuni
  • 白色念珠菌
  • 假丝酵母耳
  • 假丝酵母catenulata
  • Candida chiropterorum
  • 假丝酵母glabrata
  • Candida guilliermondii
  • 假丝酵母inconspicua
  • 假丝酵母媒介物
  • 念珠菌酸乳酒
  • 假丝酵母lusitaniae
  • 假丝酵母melibiosica
  • Candida parapsilosis
  • 假丝酵母玫瑰
  • 假丝酵母tropicalis
  • 假丝酵母utilis
  • Candida viswanathii
  • 毛壳菌属globosum
  • Citrobacter freundii
  • Clavibacter michiganense
  • Clostridium difficile – spore form
  • Clostridium difficile – vegetative form
  • Clostridium histolyticum
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Clostridium sordellii
  • Clostridium sporogenes
  • 有毒物质造成梭状芽胞杆菌
  • Corynebacterium afermentans
  • Corynebacterium ammoniagenes
  • Corynebacterium bovis
  • Corynebacterium diphtheriae
  • Corynebacterium jeikeium
  • Corynebacterium minutissimum
  • Corynebacterium mycetoides
  • Corynebacterium stationis
  • Corynebacterium xerosis
  • Cronobacter sakazakii
  • Dermatophilus congolensis
  • Elizabethkingia meningoseptica
  • Enterobacter aerogenes
  • Enterobacter agglomerans
  • Enterobacter agglomerans (Leciercia adecarboxylata)
  • Enterobacter cloacae
  • Enterobacter gergoviae
  • Enterobacter hormaechei
  • Enterobacter taylorae
  • Enterococcus faecalis
  • Enterococcus faecalis – Vancomycin Resistant (VRE)
  • Enterococcus faecium
  • 肠球菌hirae
  • 欧文氏菌amylovora
  • 大肠杆菌
  • 大肠杆菌 K-12
  • 大肠杆菌 O103:H11 (STEC)
  • 大肠杆菌 O103:K:H8
  • 大肠杆菌 O104:H21
  • 大肠杆菌 O104:H4
  • 大肠杆菌 O111:H8
  • 大肠杆菌 O111:NM (STEC)
  • 大肠杆菌 O121:H19 (STEC)
  • 大肠杆菌 O121:K-:H10
  • 大肠杆菌 O145-H18 (STEC)
  • 大肠杆菌 O145:H28
  • 大肠杆菌 O145:H48
  • 大肠杆菌 O157:H7
  • 大肠杆菌 O26:H11
  • 大肠杆菌 O26:H11 (STEC)
  • 大肠杆菌 O45:H2 (STEC)
  • 大肠杆菌 O45:K-:H-
  • 大肠杆菌 serotype O25:K98:NM
  • Fusobacterium nucleatum
  • Geobacillus stearothermophilus
  • Haemophilus actinomycetemcomitans
  • Haemophilus influenzae
  • Haemophilus parainfluenzae
  • Haemophilus parasuis
  • 二氧化铪alvei
  • 幽门螺杆菌
  • Issatchenkia orientalis
  • 克雷伯氏菌oxytoca
  • Klebsiella planticola
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae
  • Klebsiella trevisannii
  • Kocuria kristinae
  • Kytococcus sedentarius
  • 干酪乳杆菌
  • Lactobacillus malefermentans
  • Lactobacillus plantarum
  • Legionella pneumophila
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Listeria monocytogenes (serotype 4c)
  • 微球菌危害
  • Micrococcus yunnanensis
  • Moraxella catarrhalis
  • 毛霉菌mucedo
  • Mycobacterium abscessus
  • 分枝杆菌兰姆
  • Mycobacterium avium subspecies avium
  • 牛结核分枝杆菌
  • 牛结核分枝杆菌 – BCG
  • Mycobacterium fortuitum
  • Mycobacterium smegmatis
  • Mycobacterium terrae
  • 奈瑟氏菌属elongata
  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae
  • 奈瑟氏菌属lactamica
  • Neisseria meningitidis
  • 奈瑟氏菌属粘膜
  • Paenebacillus amyloyticus
  • Paenibacillus amylolyticus
  • Pantoea agglomerans
  • Pasteurella multocida
  • Penicillium chrysogenum
  • Penicillium corylophilum
  • Penicillium digitatum
  • Penicillium funiculosum
  • Penicillium variabile
  • Phormidium faveolarum
  • Pityrosporum那
  • Porphyromonas gingivalis
  • Prevotella intermedia
  • Prevotella nigrescens
  • Propionibacterium acnes
  • 变形杆菌hauseri
  • 变形杆菌
  • 变形杆菌属寻常的
  • Providencia rettgeri
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Pseudomonas cichorii
  • Pseudomonas diminuta
  • Pseudomonas fluorescens
  • 假单胞菌fragi
  • 假单胞菌putida
  • Pseudomonas stutzeri
  • Pseudomonas syringae
  • Pseudomonas tolaasii
  • Raoultella terrigena (formerly Klebsiella)
  • 根瘤菌meliloti
  • Rhizopus microsporus
  • Rhodococcus (Corynebacterium) 武器装备
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae
  • 沙门氏菌血清
  • 沙门氏菌血清 subspecies enterica
  • 沙门氏菌血清 subspecies enterica serovar Agona
  • 沙门氏菌血清 subspecies enterica serovar Anatum
  • 沙门氏菌血清 subspecies enterica serovar Enteritidis
  • 沙门氏菌血清 subspecies enterica serovar Gallinarum
  • 沙门氏菌血清 subspecies enterica serovar Heidelberg
  • 沙门氏菌血清 subspecies enterica serovar Newport
  • 沙门氏菌血清 subspecies enterica serovar Paratyphi B
  • 沙门氏菌血清 subspecies enterica serovar Pullorum
  • 沙门氏菌血清 subspecies enterica serovar Typhi
  • 沙门氏菌血清 subspecies enterica serovar Typhimurium
  • Salmonella enteritidis
  • 沙雷氏菌属grimesii
  • Serratia liquefaciens
  • 粘质沙雷氏菌
  • 沙雷氏菌属odifera
  • 志贺氏杆菌鲍氏
  • Shigella dysenteriae
  • Shigella flexneri serotype 1B
  • Shigella flexneri serotype 2B
  • 志贺氏杆菌sonnei
  • Staphylococcus (species)
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Staphylococcus aureus ssp. 葡萄球菌
  • Staphylococcus aureus – coagulase negative
  • Staphylococcus epidermidis
  • Staphylococcus felis
  • Staphylococcus haemolyticus
  • Staphylococcus hominis
  • Staphylococcus intermedius
  • Staphylococcus pseudintermedius
  • Staphylococcus saprophyticus
  • Staphylococcus simulans
  • Staphylococcus warneri
  • Stenotrophomonas maltophilia
  • Streptococcus agalactiae
  • Streptococcus constellatus subspecies Constellatus
  • Streptococcus dysgalactiae
  • Streptococcus 武器装备 ssp. 武器装备
  • Streptococcus mutans
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae
  • Streptococcus pyogenes
  • Streptococcus pyogenes – M3 associated
  • Streptococcus salivarius
  • Streptococcus sanguinis
  • 猪链球菌
  • Streptococcus thermophilus
  • Streptococcus uberis
  • Streptomyces gougerotii
  • 木霉属液对
  • 木霉
  • Trichophyton interdigitale
  • 霍乱弧菌
  • 霍乱弧菌 CVD 103-HgR
  • Xanthomonas axonopodis (citrus canker)
  • Xanthomonas campestris
  • Yersinia enterocolitica
  • Zygosaccromyces baillii
  • Carbapenem Resistant 大肠杆菌 (疾病预防控制中心 81371)
  • Linezolid Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (NRS 119)
  • Community Acquired Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus – CA-MRSA (Panton-Valentine leukocidin – PVL – positive) (NRS 192)
  • Community Acquired Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus – CA-MRSA (NRS 123)
  • Community Acquired Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus – CA-MRSA (NRS 384)
  • Hospital Acquired Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus – HA-MRSA (NRS-382)
  • Hospital Acquired Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus – HA-MRSA (NRS-383)
  • Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) 大肠杆菌 sequence type ST131 (O25:H4) – The above organism is associated with “CTX-M-15” Extended spectrum - lacatamase (ESBL) activity
  • Metallo-beta lactamase (MBL) positive Pseudomonas aeruginosa 疾病预防控制中心 # 2012059
  • Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) and oxa-48 producing Klebsiella pneumoniae 疾病预防控制中心 # 082168
  • Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) Klebsiella pneumoniae – KPC-2 positive, ST258 疾病预防控制中心 # 2008030
  • New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase 1 (NDM-1) positive Enterobacter cloacae (疾病预防控制中心 1000654)
  • New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase 1 (NDM-1) positive Klebsiella pneumoniae (疾病预防控制中心 1000527)
  • New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase 1 (NDM-1) positive 大肠杆菌 (疾病预防控制中心 1001728)
  • Vancomycin Intermediate Resistant Staphylococcus aureus – VISA (HIP 5836)
  • Vancomycin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus – VRSA (VRS1)

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im体育APP is the premier contract testing lab offering comprehensive microbiology and virology testing services for the 抗菌 industry.

抗菌 Microbiology 测试

Microbiology 测试

im体育APP offers a diverse array of microbiology testing services and can serve clients from early-stage antimicrobial product development and non-GLP screen testing all the way through GLP testing for submission.

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Comprehensive GLP virology efficacy testing to EPA, FDA, 矫正性大动脉转位 & 加拿大卫生部 需求

病毒学检测

im体育APP offers GLP and cGMP virology testing options to serve our clients in the antimicrobial and pharmaceutical industries.

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SARS-CoV-2 efficacy testing

SARS-CoV-2 Disinfectant Efficacy 测试

im体育APP is at the forefront of disinfectant efficacy testing against SARS-CoV-2 and its variants, which are the causative agents of COVID-19.

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Analytical Chemistry 测试

We offer our clients full product and analytical chemistry solutions. Our GLP and cGMP chemistry offerings include chemical characterization of active ingredients, testing of product-specific impurities, physical chemistry analysis and storage stability testing.

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Find out about our testing capabilities for the 抗菌, 食物, 医疗设备, 制药, 生物技术, and Personal Care industries.

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