On a snowy winter day there is nothing better than sitting next to a warm fire with a hot beverage dreaming of Cayo de Aqua beaches in Venezuela; however, in reality over 80% of the Earth never reaches above 5°C (3). Even more distant from our thoughts is that many microorganisms inhabit these inhabitable landscapes […]
Product Test Themes
- Analytical Testing
- Antimicrobial Additives
- Antimicrobial Testing
- Environmental Fate and Toxicology
- Personal Care
- Product Development
- Product and Quality Certification
Electronic Equipment – From individual components to entire assemblies, electronic equipment can present a favorable environment for microbial growth Fuels and Lubricant – Storage, use, and disposal of fuels and lubricants can be impacted by microbes, whether the need is to prevent microbial growth or to encourage microbial consumption Textiles – Used in harsh conditions […]
Commonly requested test methods for personal are and cosmetic products include: Preservation ASTM E640 – Preservatives in Water-Containing Cosmetics ASTM E645 – Evaluation of Preservatives in Cooling Water (Industrial Water Testing) Shelf Life Accelerated Aging – Heat Accelerated Aging – Spray/Wipe Accelerated Aging – UV Exposure Accelerated Aging – Water Mist Biodegradation OECD 301B for […]
Bacterial contamination has once again resulted in a large scale product recall, this time with baby wipe; and this is an entirely avoidable problem. Apparently after opening a package of baby wipes, customers discovered the wipes were discolored and had an unpleasant order. Further microbial testing indicated that the contaminant was (in part) Burkholderia cepacia. A common bacteria, B. cepacia may cause […]
Its been a busy year at the lab, and we hope for you as well. As we look forward to 2013, here’s a few of the projects we were working on in 2012. Anti-Fungal Turf Testing Brown and Dollar Spot Fungi Aspergillus Fungi Close up of spores on the go Military Textiles AATCC […]
Certification from Aegis for Antimicrobial Textile Testing In compliance with the stringent quality control standards and testing protocols, Situ Biosciences is pleased to announce that we have been certified by Aegis as an independent laboratory for testing of textile products treated with Microbe Shield technology.
Formaldehyde is the most basic form of aldehyde representing the class of reactive antimicrobials. Situ Biosciences – Microbial Test Experts Did you know? Formaldehyde and aldehydes can be volatile at room temperature leading to the odor commonly associated with preservation of tissue or tissue samples such as in laboratories, hospitals, and mortuaries.
Microbial ID by Genetic and Phenotype Analysis What is microbial genetic identification?
Microbial Product Testing 1.0 If you’re new to microbial testing, it can be confusing as to which test(s) are needed, necessary, or required. “Which test do I need?” – Is a seemingly simple question, but the reality is that the requirements for a particular product can be complex.
A Guide to Microbial Testing: Microbial Control vs Microbial Elimination For Additional Guidance: First Steps to Microbial Product Testing In antimicrobial systems or microbiology testing, confusion arises when a particular system is being evaluated since the acceptable concentration of microorganisms for any particular process can differ.