Disinfectants are subject to complex EU regulation.

EN 14885 specifies test methods and approval requirements for assessing efficacy. The overview standard regulates the use of chemical disinfectants and antiseptics in human and veterinary medicine, food, household or public facilities and other industries.

For European approval of disinfectants and antiseptics, independent testing laboratory must confirm the efficacy of the product. Whether bactericidal, levurocidal, fungicidal, mycobactericidal, tuberculocidal or virucidal - the efficacy must be proven in the quantitative suspension test (phase 2/stage 1) and in the practical germ carrier test (phase 2/stage 2).

We validate product claims.

for surface disinfection, instrument disinfection and textile disinfection.

Standardized Tests:

 

  • VAH method 8 (phase 1)
  • VAH method 9 (phase 2/stage 1)
  • VAH method 14.1, 14.2, 15, 17.1, 17.2 (phase 2/stage 2)
  • (DIN) EN 13727 Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics
    Quantitative suspension test for the determination of bactericidal activity in the field of human medicine - Test method and requirements (Phase 2, Step 1)
  • (DIN) EN 13624 Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics
    Quantitative suspension test for the determination of fungicidal or levurocidal activity in the field of human medicine - Test method and requirements (phase 2, step 1)
  • (DIN) EN 14348 Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics
    Quantitative suspension test for the determination of mycobactericidal activity of chemical disinfectants used in the medical area including instrument disinfectants - Test method and requirements (Phase 2, Step 1)
  • (DIN) EN 13697 Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics
    Quantitative surface test for the determination of bactericidal and/or fungicidal activity of chemical disinfectants on non-porous surfaces in food, industrial, domestic and public areas - Test method and requirements without mechanical treatment (phase 2, step 2)
  • (DIN) EN 16615 Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics
    Quantitative test method for the determination of bactericidal and levurocidal activity on non-porous surfaces with mechanical action using wipes in the field of human medicine - Test method and requirements (phase 2, stage 2)
  • (DIN) EN 14561 Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics
    Quantitative bactericidal activity test for instruments used in the medical area - Test method and requirements (phase 2, step 2)
  • (DIN) EN 14562 Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics
    Quantitative carrier test for testing fungicidal or levurocidal activity for instruments used in the medical area - Test method and requirements (phase 2, step 2)
  • (DIN) EN 14563 Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics
    Quantitative carrier test for testing the mycobactericidal or tuberculocidal activity of chemical disinfectants for instruments used in the medical area - Test method and requirements (phase 2, step 2)
  • (DIN) EN 16616 Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics
    Chemo-thermal laundry disinfection - Test method and requirements (phase 2, step 2)
  • Testing of the virucidal efficacy of disinfectants in chemo-thermal laundry disinfection (practical test)
    In-house method with surrogate virus MS2 according to SOP-QM-11.HY.03.055 and SOP-QM-11.HY.03.056 with VAH method 17 (phase 2/stage 2)
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Ben Mead
Managing Director
Hohenstein Institute America