Since 1991, Our Virology Laboratory aids clients in new product development, R&D projects, marketing claims, and supporting EPA, FDA, EU, and Health Canada label claims label claims. Our virology laboratory personnel are well-trained on the various ASTM and EN standard methods.
GLP & GCP COMPLIANT
Combining our virology capabilities with over 20 years of experience in conducting GLP and GCP compliant studies, we can offer a start-to-finish solution.
• Antiviral Drugs
The Virology Department utilizes volunteer human subjects to evaluate handwash and handrub products for antiviral efficacy. The products tested range from healthcare personnel hand cleansers to over-the-counter antimicrobial products for the general consumer.
Methodologies are based upon American Society for Testing and Materials Methods E1838, Determining the Virus Eliminating Effectiveness of Liquid Hygienic Handwash Agents Using the Fingerpads of Adult Volunteers, and E2011, Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Handwashing Formulations for Virus Eliminating Activity Using the Entire Hand, or are custom-designed, as necessary.
*** The Virology Laboratory has Real-Time PCR capabilities ***
High-Throughput Screening Method
Dr. Volha Dzyakanava has developed a high-throughput screening method geared toward product formulators who are interested in testing multiple concentrations or multiple products for efficacy versus specific viruses. Currently this method is available for the following viruses:
• Hepatitis A Virus
• Herpes Simples Virus Type 1 & 2
• Feline Calicivirus