April 3, 2020

Coronavirus Testing


MSL are offering testing against a surrogate organism for SARS-CoV2 in a multitude of testing. We are using feline coronavirus as this has been validated for use in EN standard methods already.  Liquid disinfectant products should also pass the EN14476 test against enveloped viruses (vaccinia virus) as a minimum.  Efficacy against the pandemic strain is only implied by this data and specific claims for the efficacy against SARS-CoV2 or COVID-19 cannot be made as it is not currently possible to test directly against the organism. Our surrogate virucidal testing offers the ability for companies to reassure themselves and their customers that the products which already have demonstrated virucidal efficacy are effective against Coronavirus.