Minimum Biocidal Concentration (MBC)

bacteria streak_cut1Minimum Biocidal Concentration (MBC) testing determines the lowest antimicrobial concentration that will kill test organisms.  MBC is generally performed after Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) testing.

Customers commonly request MBC testing to evaluate formulation problems that may arise from chemical ingredients combining in a way that prevents the antimicrobial properties in the formula from performing as intended.

Results yield important information on the lowest concentration of the antimicrobial that can be used effectively, which is an important aspect of product development for antimicrobial products.

This data can help customers reduce costs and time associated with developing a product.

Additionally, reducing the amount of antimicrobial that is needed in the substance’s formulation in itself allows customers to reallocate resources efficiently and cut down on unnecessary costs.

Customers commonly request MBC testing for multiple formulation concentrations.   Testing different formulation concentrations allows for a improved comparison of what may or may not work.

Although it is not uncommon to test the highest and lowest concentrations feasible for a product, it is beneficial to test a range of concentrations to quickly determine which concentration is most effective.

For more information on MBC and Antimicrobial testing, contact our antimicrobial lab at 847-483-9950 info@situtest.com.

Situ Biosciences to Present at Personal Care EXPO

Come check out our booth #332!

Situ Biosciences will be at the Teamworks Expo in April to showcase our technical expertise in the personal care and cosmetic industry. Our team will go over product performance testing and formulation development, and be able to discuss a variety of services that help our customers meet their testing needs.

When: April 11, 2018

Located at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center:
5555 N River Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018

Come visit our booth: #332

Please let us know if you would  like to set up a meeting at the conference.

Feel free to contact our laboratory at (847) 483-9950 or info@situtest.com