Measurement of Antibacterial activity on Plastics Surfaces
Bacteria can survive on hard surfaces such as plastics and other non-porous materials for several days and continue to be pathogenic. Thereby, the aim of the development of antibacterial solid materials is to mitigate the disease-borne microbes for ensuring the safety of public health.
The ISO 22196 is designed to evaluate the efficacy of antibacterial treated plastic and other non-porous materials in preventing microbial contamination. ISO 22196 is a harmonized version of JIS Z 2801 that is almost similar to JIS Z 2801.
Note – The size of both treated and untreated sample materials should not be more than 10 mm in thickness. All the test specimens are kept separately in sterile petri plates to avoid cross-contamination.
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ISO 22196 is a quantitative test used to determine the antimicrobial activity of antibacterial treated plastic materials to kill bacteria (bactericidal) or inhibit their growth (bacteriostatic).
ISO 22196 testing (antimicrobial surface test) is applicable for plastics materials and other non-porous materials such as steel and glass.
ISO 22196 test method takes 3 to 4 days.
At Microbe Investigations, we test for the ISO 22196 using the following bacterial strains: Pseudomonas aeruginosa (ATCC 15442), Escherichia coli (ATCC 8739), Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC 6538P), Enterococcus hirae (ATCC 10541), Klebsiella pneumoniae (ATCC 4352), MRSA (ATCC 33591), Salmonella enterica ( ATCC 10708), Candida Albicans (MTCC 3017). Additional strains can be added on customer’s request.