Antibacterial tests were performed to demonstrate the effectiveness of the Microbe Barrier Technology against the specific Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strain. Test Methods conform to ASTM E2149-01 guidelines (Standard Test Method for Determining the Antimicrobial Activity of Immobilized Antimicrobial Agents Under Dynamic Contact Conditions). Specific details of testing and materials are listed below the table.
These data indicate that the fabric tested, treated with the Microbe Barrier Technology (AEM5772/5), reduces the total population of MRSA bacteria >99.99 % after one hour simulated dynamic contact. Untreated fabric samples tested in parallel demonstrated no effectiveness at reducing the total MRSA population. These results indicate the antimicrobial effectiveness of the sample treated with the Microbe Barrier Technology against the resistant bacteria MRSA.
Microbiological Analysis Initial concentration Final concentration Percent Reduction Untreated Fabric Sample 1.8 x 10 5 / ml 1.9 x 10 5 / ml 0 % Treated Fabric Sample 1.8 x 10 5 / ml < 1.0 x 10 1 / ml > 99.99 % ASTM E2149-01 Standard Test Method for Determining the Antimicrobial Activity of Immobilized Antimicrobial Agents Under Dynamic Contact Conditions. Total contact time: 1-hour Total Volume: 50 ml 0.3 mM KH2PO4 + 0.01% Q2-5211 Bacterial Strain: Clinical Isolate Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Description of the sample tested: 1g each fabric treated and untreated with AEM5772/5 Certified By Robert A. Monticello, Ph.D. For questions or additional information regarding this Certificate of Analysis, please contact: AEGIS Environments, Laboratory and Technical Services, 3106 Swede Avenue.