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Hands-on testing: MSL Solution Providers introduces EN 17430 testing

* MSL-hand-sanitiser.jpgMicrobiological testing firm, MSL Solution Providers, has introduced the new EN 17430 testing method to its roster of services. Proving efficacy to this standard helps manufacturers and suppliers ensure that their hand sanitiser's claims are robust and meet all regulatory requirements - whilst, ultimately, improving infection prevention.

Introduced in Spring 2024, the new Europe-wide standard EN 17430 is set to revolutionise hand disinfectant efficacy testing, especially in the medical sector. It takes a huge leap forward in the field of disinfectant efficacy testing by assessing products against viruses on subjects' hands.

Whereas previous virucidal testing (EN 14476) evaluates efficacy in-vitro, EN 17430 bridges the gap between laboratory tests and practical use. It simulates practical conditions to establish whether a hygienic hand rub reduces the release of virus contamination on hands when applied.

“If you manufacture or supply hand sanitising gels to the medical sector, you simply can't afford not to have your products tested to EN 17430,” warns Peter Thistlethwaite, technical manager at MSL Solution Providers. “It not only substantiates virucidal efficacy claims, but also adds reassurance that the product works effectively in real-world scenarios - hugely important for settings where infection prevention is critical, like in hospitals, healthcare, and care facilities.”

As well as EN 17430, MSL can perform testing for standards EN 1500 and EN 1499. Its full service of hand hygiene testing includes EN 13624 (fungicidal or yeasticidal activity), EN 13727 (bactericidal activity), EN 12791 (surgical hand disinfectant efficacy), EN 14476 (virucidal efficacy of medical disinfectant products), EN 1499 (bactericidal efficacy of hygienic handwashes), EN 1500 (bactericidal efficacy for hygienic hand rubs), EN 1276 (bactericidal activity, non-medical), and EN 1650 (fungicidal or yeasticidal activity, non-medical).

MSL Solution Providers boasts a customer base spanning six continents that includes raw material suppliers, manufacturers and brand owners. Its in-house accredited labs provide a comprehensive range of standard tests, as well as tailored solutions to support clients' individual requirements. Its capability and reliability offer organisations an integrated approach, resulting in their products getting to market quickly, cost effectively, and compliantly. Its EU & UK Regulatory services are ISO9001 accredited as well as being insurance backed and it holds UKAS Accreditation No 4045.

In 2022, MSL was honoured with a prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise for International Trade, specifically for its outstanding short-term growth. Just four years ago, it was servicing 25 countries; today, roughly half of its business comes from export sales to approximately 60 countries.


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