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ISO proposal for the creation of a new technical committee on Surfaces with biocidal and antimicrobial properties

ISO proposal for the creation of a new technical committee on Surfaces with biocidal and antimicrobial properties

 

ISO proposal for the creation of a new technical committee on Surfaces with biocidal and antimicrobial properties

 

The ISO Central Secretariat submits a proposal for the creation of a new Technical Committee on Surfaces with biocidal and antimicrobial properties.

 

Scope: Standardization of test methods used to assess the biocidal performance and efficacy of any surfaces with antimicrobial activities, including their compatibility with different families of disinfectants and cleaning agents.

The field of covers the assessment of surfaces displaying intrinsic biocidal properties and of surfaces processed by any means so as to deliver biocidal properties.

Areas of interest include medical and veterinary applications, aerospace, agriculture, food hygiene and other industrial fields, institutional and domestic applications.

 

The worldwide community agrees that infection or biological contamination prevention is still one of its biggest challenges of the next century. Based on the various existing products on the market and scientific researches since at least 20 years, biocidal surfaces have clearly a key role to play to reinforce current programs for fighting infections and the spread of pathogens. To achieve this objective, standardization of transversal testing methods to assess biocidal activity of any surfaces is necessary to ensure that we have reliable and performant surfaces.

 

Addressing antimicrobial and biocidal efficacies of surfaces independently of the product compounds is innovative and addresses a worldwide need of the market that is to evaluate biocidal efficacy of surfaces in order to reinforce available tools against pathogen microorganisms and 48Treliability48T on the surfaces efficacy in use conditions.

 

In case of national interest, BDS can support the creation of ISO/TC on Surfaces with biocidal and antimicrobial properties. If the establishment of ISO/TC is accepted by the national standards bodies – members of ISO, Bulgaria can obtain P- or O-membership in the work of the newly established committee.

 

The national stakeholders can provide their position on the proposal for this new field of ISO technical activity by 15 of December 2019 to expert Zhana Georgieva, e-mail: zhana.georgieva@bds-bg.org  ,tel: +359 2 81 74 584 .

 

11 Dec 2019