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)


Antibacterial Finishes on Textile Materials: Assessment

EN 1276

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

ASTM E 2149

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

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    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.

    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. 




    Surface Disinfectants

    Our Clients

    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


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


    Standardized tests that are Reliable, Repeatable and Independent


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

    Global footprint

    Switzerland | India | China | Portugal


    Interpretation and advisory services to support your product development process

    Global footprint

    Switzerland | India | China | Portugal


    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

    Get your product tested now at ISO microbiology testing lab

    ✓  Completed test order form (TOS)

    ✓  Customization and Assistance to determine the right test for your project

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