Antimicrobial Effectiveness Testing

Antimicrobial Effectiveness Testing

Antimicrobial effectiveness testing is a critical step in evaluating the ability of a medical device to inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria. It involves rigorous testing of devices to determine their effectiveness in preventing microbial colonization and reducing the risk of infection.

At Protheragen-ING Lab, we offer comprehensive testing services to evaluate the antimicrobial effectiveness of medical devices. Our expertise in antimicrobial effect testing ensures that medical devices meet the highest standards of safety and efficacy.

How do we perform antimicrobial testing?

We conduct antimicrobial effectiveness testing by inoculating a product with a known number of specific microorganisms, such as bacteria, yeasts and molds. The number of microorganisms found in a control sample is then compared to samples taken at specified intervals over a 28-day period. The number of microorganisms growing in the samples is counted and compared to determine if the product meets USP <51> criteria for microbial contamination.

Our test Standard for antimicrobial testing

Our antimicrobial efficacy testing is based on the standard method USP <51> in the United States Pharmacopeia (USP). This is a widely accepted test method for evaluating the antimicrobial performance of medical devices. The method describes in detail the requirements for experimental design, strain selection, experimental conditions and data analysis to ensure the accuracy and reproducibility of the test.

Our professional team will conduct a comprehensive antimicrobial effect test for your medical device in accordance with USP <51>, using appropriate bacterial strains and experimental conditions to ensure reliable and accurate antimicrobial effect test results.

Applicable medical devices

Our testing services are applicable to all types of medical devices, including but not limited to:

  • Surgical devices.
  • Medical catheters.
  • Surface materials for medical devices.
  • Medical dressings.
  • Contact lenses.
  • Syringes and needles.
  • Invasive and non-invasive devices.
  • Packaging materials.

If your medical device is not on the list above, please also contact us for a customized antimicrobial effectiveness testing program. Whether your medical device is in short or long-term use, our testing program can provide valuable insights into its antimicrobial effectiveness.

Protheragen-ING Lab's customized services

We understand that every client's needs are different, which is why we offer customized antimicrobial effectiveness testing services. If you have special requirements or need a test for a specific bacterial strain, we will design a personalized test protocol based on your needs and provide professional execution of the experiment and data analysis.

In the modern medical field, antimicrobial effect testing is an important part of ensuring the safety and effectiveness of medical devices. By choosing our antimicrobial testing services, you will receive high-quality, accurate and reliable test results to help you evaluate and improve the antimicrobial performance of your medical devices. Contact us to learn more about our antimicrobial testing services and customized solutions.