Category Archives: Fungi

Dust Mites Love Fungi   As a microbial enthusiast, the interaction between humans and our unseen environment is fascinating.  As part of our profession we are regularly challenged with issues related to the generic categories of microorganisms such as bacteria and fungi.  But on occasion other classes of organisms such as small insects become important.  […]

Dust Mites Love Fungi

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. 

Antimicrobial Preservatives and Additives – Aldehydes

 Antifungal Test Methods ASTM G 21, D 5590, and D 3273 Antifungal products are those designed to provide resistance to the growth or effects of fungi, including mold, mildew and other forms of fungi.  The range of products that should be treated with an antifungal is extensive and can include the components of raw materials, […]

Antifungal Product Testing – ASTM Test Methods

or “Which antimicrobial is best?” …unfortunately it’s not so simple. Product manufacturers have a challenging task when it comes to selecting antimicrobials for their products. Very few manufacturers have access to either in-house microbiology or formulation experts, or contract laboratories that have both microbial facilities and sufficient expertise in their product requirements. Details matter. For […]

The Best Antimicrobial Additive