Finally: Publication of the NF S90-700 standard !
We have been working for months together with key actors of health safety in France (ANSES, SF2H), famous microbiologists (such as Ms Christine Roques, President of both the Commission of Standardization on Biocidal Surfaces and Disinfectants), bio-statisticians, epidemiologists, experts in materials and industrials. The outcome of this work was a text that the AFNOR has released upon « The method of evaluation of the basic bactericidal activity of non porous surfaces ». This is a giant leap in quality. As a matter of fact, the new standard requires for a surface to claim a bactericidal activity to divide by 100 – under normal environmental conditions – the counts of bacterias within 1 hour. This performance must be completed on four different strains that represent the main risks in an healthcare facility (S.Aureus; E. Coli, P. Aeruginosa, E. Hirae).