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Consumer Products - Efficacy Testing

Consumer Products - Efficacy Testing Services

At Lucideon we offer efficacy testing to determine quantitatively how effective your preservative or antimicrobial products are. Products under repeated use, where containers are repeatedly opened and exposed to microbials, are good examples of where efficacy testing is of benefit.

Consumer products efficacy testing


We perform Antimicrobial Effectiveness Testing (AET) or Preservative Efficacy Testing (PET) on an array of products including, but not limited to, oral products, parenterals, health supplements, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, sanitaryware, cleaning products, and cosmetics.

Confirmation of the removal or resistance to build up of bacteria, mould, fungi, and other soils on a range of materials, formulations, and surfaces is an important service that we offer, we can also check that the preservatives you use are kept within the recommended limits, to ensure there are no risks of toxicity to the user.


Regulatory tests to industry standards and for antimicrobial properties, including pharmacopeial standards (e.g., USP<51>) or to your own internally developed methods, form part of our efficacy testing service. We can also develop customised and validated test methods when off-the-shelf solutions won’t suffice. Testing such as minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC), time kill, and zone of inhibition testing, can also form part of our studies.

Lucideon has developed a range of antimicrobial materials and technologies that could help you make a breakthrough with your new product developments; for more information on these technologies and materials please contact us and we’ll be happy to help.