Your global partner for Antibacterial and Antiviral testing requirements

Antibacterial Testing

Microbe Investigations Switzerland (MIS), provide antimicrobial efficacy testing as per the below test methods from International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Japanese Industrial Standard (JIL), ASTM International, (or American Society for Testing and Materials) (ASTM) and Ameican Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC)

 
JIS L 1902/ISO 20743 :

Determination of Antibacterial Activity of Antibacterial Finished Products (Textiles)

 
JIS Z 2801/ISO 22196 :

Measurement of Antibacterial Activity on Plastics Surfaces (Plastics)

 
AATCC 100 :

Antibacterial Finishes on Textile Materials: Assessment

 
ASTM E 2149 :

Standard Test Method for Determining the Antimicrobial Activity of Immobilized Antimicrobial Agents under Dynamic Contact Conditions

 
EN 1276 :

Quantitative microbiological evaluation to determine the antimicrobial efficacy of chemical disinfectants and antiseptics in accordance with the European standard, NF EN 1276.

 

These methods are designed to quantitatively test the ability of surfaces (textiles, nonwovens, plastics, non porous, hydrophilic, hydrophobic,) and also disinfectants to inhibit the growth of microorganisms or kill them, over a different periods of contact.

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    Industries we serve

    We specialize in antibacterial and antiviral testing on treated textiles, plastics, coatings and surface disinfectants. This focused approach allows us to provide the best value for your product development projects. 

    Textiles

    Plastics

    Coatings

    Surface disinfectants

    Strains We Test For

    Escherichia coli 
(ATCC 8739)

    Klebsiella pneumoniae (ATCC 4352)

    Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC 6538P)

    At customers request, we can test for different periods of contact and use additional strains

    Why we are different from others in market

    Affordable prices

    Swiss Quality at affordable prices

    Speed

    Industry-leading turnaround times. Ask us about our FastTrack Program

    Reliable

    Standardized tests that are Reliable, Repeatable and Independent

    Skills

    100+ years of combined investigative and professional experience. ETH Zurich Spin off

    Global footprint

    Switzerland | India | China | Portugal

    Support

    Interpretation and advisory services to support your product development process

    "We have been delighted with the services of MIS. They have provided us with detailed, robust antimicrobial testing for our cotton and wool (treated with HeiQ Viroblock) on several occasions. Their turnaround time typically exceeds our expectations and we consider them a trusted partner."

    — Frederick Lawson, Cornelia James COO

    Our Clients

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