Due to its many years of national and international activities in the various expert committees, HygCen is the leading testing laboratory for all relevant test methods.
We assist you in the selection of the necessary test methods or European standards for the successful realization of your product developments or final products
- Hand disinfection
- Skin disinfection
- Surface disinfection
- Instrument disinfection
- Laundry disinfection
- Device disinfection
- Water disinfection
The microbiological requirements for disinfectants result from their areas of application and the test organisms and viruses used for disinfectant testing. Annex V of the Biocidal Regulation (EU) No. 528/2012 defines in the main group 1 biocidal products "disinfectants".
It is necessary to actually select effective disinfectants and antiseptics. This applies in particular for the medical sector, be it for the hospital or private practices, for the field of veterinary medicine, the food industry, in production and processing, tourism, in public sectors, or in household applications.
It is essential to distinguish between killing respectively inactivating or only growth inhibitory processes. Therefore specific standardized test methods according to European standards as well as according to national requirements are required or have to be met depending on the test ordered. The particularly high degree of standardization is the only reason why the results are accordingly informative.
Due to the continuity and routine in all test methods with respect to the bactericidal, yeasticidal, mycobatericidal, fungicidal, virucidal, and sporicidal (aerobic and anaerobic) efficacy, we are also able to detect very fine variants of the formulations of the products while testing. The tests are carried out not only according to specific standards but also under practically relevant contaminations respectively on specific carrier materials.
While disinfectants are used to interrupt transmission pathways, antiseptics are used for reducing bacteria on the body as well as in human or animal tissue. In these cases the intended use of antiseptics is ensured under specific conditions or loads through the particular tests.