12. September 2023

Increasing patient safety through a new phase 3 simulated-use test for chemical surface disinfectants


A Ulatowski, FHH Brill, JK Knobloch


Poster P206 | ICPIC 2023 - 7th International Conference on Prevention & Infection Control (ICPIC), Geneva, 12-15 September 2023


Introduction & Aim: Insufficient disinfection of frequently touched surfaces in healthcare facilities is an important risk factor in the spreading of nosocomial pathogens. For a disinfectant to be registered as a biocidal product, it must pass several phase 1 and 2 efficacy tests, which are very standardized but do not reflect the reality during the actual use of the product. To be able to test disinfectants under real life conditions in the lab, the first phase 3 step 1 test was developed in this study.

Download the poster for further details (Material & Methods, Results, Conclusions)