ASTM-E2897 › Standard Guide for Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Hand Hygiene Topical Antimicrobial Products using
ex vivo Porcine Skin
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1.1 This guide is designed to demonstrate the effectiveness of hand hygiene topical antimicrobial products using pigskin as a surrogate model.
1.2 Knowledge of microbiological techniques is required for these procedures.
1.3 This standard guide can be used to evaluate topical antimicrobial handwash or handrub formulations.
1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
1.6 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
antibacterial; contaminants; cup scrub; efficacy; handwashes; healthcare; pigskins; resident microorganisms; transient microorganisms;; ICS Number Code 07.100.99 (Other standards related to microbiology); 71.100.35 (Chemicals for industrial and domestic desinfection purposes)
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2012 R17 EDITION
April 15, 2017