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19 September 2017

We Have Extended Our Disinfectant Efficacy Testing Scope to Include 23 ENs!

We now offer almost all disinfectant efficacy tests according to the European Norms under the scope of ISO/IEC 17025

We Have Extended Our Disinfectant Efficacy Testing Scope to Include 23 ENs!

On 7 September 2017, Standards Malaysia approved the inclusion of 12 European Norms to our list of 11 disinfectant efficacy tests. It took the team just 4 months to achieve this and we are thrilled by the news.

"This is a major milestone in our short history. Our entire team has been working extremely hard for a long time to get these tests accredited," said Mr. Chin, Viroxy's Senior Microbiologist when asked how he felt about the achievement. "Although I have full confidence in my team and the range of tests we can perform, the tests can only benefit our customers if we offer them under the scope of ISO/IEC 17025. Now we do."

He further added that the team is now in full gear to get the next batch of tests included under the scope. One of the tests is EN 14476:2013+A1:2015 - quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of virucidal activity of chemical disinfectants in the medical area.

The evaluation of virucidal activity is the most challenging among disinfectant efficacy tests. It requires special care and skills in handling viruses and tissue cultures to avoid contaminating the test environment. The test must be undertaken in a strictly aseptic condition to yield an accurate result.

Our next scope extension is expected to take place sometime in October 2017 and we are confident it will go smoothly. In the meantime, wish us well as we work hard to add more value to what we offer you, our clients. And check out our official scope extension certificate issued by Standards Malaysia.

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