Analytical projects in this area include assessment of newly synthesized antimicrobial compounds for spectrum of biological activity, time/kill evaluations, determination of minimum inhibitory and minimum cidal concentrations. Both diffusable and surface-complexed actives can be evaluated for activity towards immobilized microbial surface populations and/or in liquid or semisolid matrices.
Initial screens to identify a product's potential use and activity or more thorough investigations to characterize, in depth, the biological performance of the active factor(s) can be arranged.
Testing formats are available for analysis of biocides, sanitizers, non-diffusable
actives, and preservatives.