Element's antimicrobial testing laboratory has been the expert partner to the developers, manufacturers and users of antimicrobial pesticide and biocide products for more than 30 years. We take integrity seriously, setting industry standards for quality, skill, and turn-around times.

With the advent of SARS-CoV-2 and the global COVID-19 pandemic, we have expanded our Biosafety Level 3 (BSL-3) laboratory capabilities to ensure we provide our client partners the most comprehensive testing options and maintain our position at the forefront of industry innovation as novel pathogens emerge. 

Antimicrobial testing performed in our microbiology and virology laboratory facilities has supported the successful registration of thousands of antimicrobial products. We have extensive experience generating GLP-compliant data that is accepted by global authorities such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Health Canada, Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), and European Chemicals Agency or individual European Member State agencies.

Comprehensive testing solutions

Our antimicrobial testing solutions include products ranging from liquids to pre-saturated towelettes to treated surface materials. Along with fogging and misting and pesticide device efficacy testing, our team can build custom tests for your product. Our virology and product chemistry testing services will complement and support your antimicrobial product claims.

Test against our library of nearly 400 organisms, including SARS-CoV-2 and the U.K. (B.1.1.7) strain, or bring your own in-house organisms.

We know each product is unique and presents its own testing challenges. That's why we customize each protocol to your specific needs. 

Microbial Library of Organisms

  • Acinetobacter baumannii Multi-Drug Resistant
  • Acinetobacter calcoaceticus
  • Acinetobacter haemolyticus
  • Acinetobacter johnsonii
  • Acinetobacter junii
  • Acinetobacter lwoffii
  • Acinetobacter radioresistens
  • Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae
  • Actinobacillus suis
  • Actinomyces naeslundii
  • Actinomyces viscosus
  • Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans
  • Alcaligenes faecalis
  • Arcanobacterium pyogenes
  • Arcobacter butzleri
  • Aspergillus brasiliensis
  • Aspergillus fumigatus
  • Aspergillus niger
  • Aspergillus oryzae (flavus)
  • Aspergillus restrictus
  • Aspergillus versicolor
  • Aureobasidium pullulans
  • Bacillus cereus
  • Bacillus circulans
  • Bacillus hirikoshii
  • Bacillus megaterium
  • Bacillus mycoides
  • Bacillus oleronius
  • Bacillus pseudofirmus
  • Bacillus subtilis
  • Bacillus subtilis – vegetative
  • Bacteroides fragilis
  • Bacteroides ovatus
  • Bacteroides vulgatus
  • Bordetella avium
  • Bordetella avium
  • Bordetella bronchiseptica
  • Bordetella pertussis
  • Brevibacillus brevis
  • Brevundimonas vesicularis
  • Brevunidmonas diminuta
  • Burkholderia cepacia
  • Campylobacter fetus ssp Fetus
  • Campylobacter jejuni
  • Candida albicans
  • Candida auris
  • Candida catenulata
  • Candida chiropterorum
  • Candida glabrata
  • Candida guilliermondii
  • Candida inconspicua
  • Candida intermedia
  • Candida kefyr
  • Candida lusitaniae
  • Candida melibiosica
  • Candida parapsilosis
  • Candida rugosa
  • Candida tropicalis
  • Candida utilis
  • Candida viswanathii
  • Chaetomium globosum
  • Citrobacter freundii
  • Clavibacter michiganense
  • Clostridium difficile – spore form
  • Clostridium difficile – vegetative form
  • Clostridium histolyticum
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Clostridium sordellii
  • Clostridium sporogenes
  • Clostridium tetani
  • Corynebacterium afermentans
  • Corynebacterium ammoniagenes
  • Corynebacterium bovis
  • Corynebacterium diphtheriae
  • Corynebacterium jeikeium
  • Corynebacterium minutissimum
  • Corynebacterium mycetoides
  • Corynebacterium stationis
  • Corynebacterium xerosis
  • Cronobacter sakazakii
  • Dermatophilus congolensis
  • Elizabethkingia meningoseptica
  • Enterobacter aerogenes
  • Enterobacter agglomerans
  • Enterobacter agglomerans (Leciercia adecarboxylata)
  • Enterobacter cloacae
  • Enterobacter gergoviae
  • Enterobacter hormaechei
  • Enterobacter taylorae
  • Enterococcus faecalis
  • Enterococcus faecalis – Vancomycin Resistant (VRE)
  • Enterococcus faecium
  • Enterococcus hirae
  • Erwinia amylovora
  • Escherichia coli
  • Escherichia coli K-12
  • Escherichia coli O103:H11 (STEC)
  • Escherichia coli O103:K:H8
  • Escherichia coli O104:H21
  • Escherichia coli O104:H4
  • Escherichia coli O111:H8
  • Escherichia coli O111:NM (STEC)
  • Escherichia coli O121:H19 (STEC)
  • Escherichia coli O121:K-:H10
  • Escherichia coli O145-H18 (STEC)
  • Escherichia coli O145:H28
  • Escherichia coli O145:H48
  • Escherichia coli O157:H7
  • Escherichia coli O26:H11
  • Escherichia coli O26:H11 (STEC)
  • Escherichia coli O45:H2 (STEC)
  • Escherichia coli O45:K-:H-
  • Escherichia coli serotype O25:K98:NM
  • Fusobacterium nucleatum
  • Geobacillus stearothermophilus
  • Haemophilus actinomycetemcomitans
  • Haemophilus influenzae
  • Haemophilus parainfluenzae
  • Haemophilus parasuis
  • Hafnia alvei
  • Helicobacter pylori
  • Issatchenkia orientalis
  • Klebsiella oxytoca
  • Klebsiella planticola
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae
  • Klebsiella trevisannii
  • Kocuria kristinae
  • Kytococcus sedentarius
  • Lactobacillus casei
  • Lactobacillus malefermentans
  • Lactobacillus plantarum
  • Legionella pneumophila
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Listeria monocytogenes (serotype 4c)
  • Micrococcus luteus
  • Micrococcus yunnanensis
  • Moraxella catarrhalis
  • Mucor mucedo
  • Mycobacterium abscessus
  • Mycobacterium aurum
  • Mycobacterium avium subspecies avium
  • Mycobacterium bovis
  • Mycobacterium bovis – BCG
  • Mycobacterium fortuitum
  • Mycobacterium smegmatis
  • Mycobacterium terrae
  • Neisseria elongata
  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae
  • Neisseria lactamica
  • Neisseria meningitidis
  • Neisseria mucosa
  • Paenebacillus amyloyticus
  • Paenibacillus amylolyticus
  • Pantoea agglomerans
  • Pasteurella multocida
  • Penicillium chrysogenum
  • Penicillium corylophilum
  • Penicillium digitatum
  • Penicillium funiculosum
  • Penicillium variabile
  • Phormidium faveolarum
  • Pityrosporum ovale
  • Porphyromonas gingivalis
  • Prevotella intermedia
  • Prevotella nigrescens
  • Propionibacterium acnes
  • Proteus hauseri
  • Proteus mirabilis
  • Proteus vulgaris
  • Providencia rettgeri
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Pseudomonas cichorii
  • Pseudomonas diminuta
  • Pseudomonas fluorescens
  • Pseudomonas fragi
  • Pseudomonas putida
  • Pseudomonas stutzeri
  • Pseudomonas syringae
  • Pseudomonas tolaasii
  • Raoultella terrigena (formerly Klebsiella)
  • Rhizobium meliloti
  • Rhizopus microsporus
  • Rhodococcus (Corynebacterium) equi
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae
  • Salmonella enterica
  • Salmonella enterica subspecies enterica
  • Salmonella enterica subspecies enterica serovar Agona
  • Salmonella enterica subspecies enterica serovar Anatum
  • Salmonella enterica subspecies enterica serovar Enteritidis
  • Salmonella enterica subspecies enterica serovar Gallinarum
  • Salmonella enterica subspecies enterica serovar Heidelberg
  • Salmonella enterica subspecies enterica serovar Newport
  • Salmonella enterica subspecies enterica serovar Paratyphi B
  • Salmonella enterica subspecies enterica serovar Pullorum
  • Salmonella enterica subspecies enterica serovar Typhi
  • Salmonella enterica subspecies enterica serovar Typhimurium
  • Salmonella enteritidis
  • Serratia grimesii
  • Serratia liquefaciens
  • Serratia marcescens
  • Serratia odifera
  • Shigella boydii
  • Shigella dysenteriae
  • Shigella flexneri serotype 1B
  • Shigella flexneri serotype 2B
  • Shigella sonnei
  • Staphylococcus (species)
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Staphylococcus aureus ssp. Aureus
  • Staphylococcus aureus – coagulase negative
  • Staphylococcus epidermidis
  • Staphylococcus felis
  • Staphylococcus haemolyticus
  • Staphylococcus hominis
  • Staphylococcus intermedius
  • Staphylococcus pseudintermedius
  • Staphylococcus saprophyticus
  • Staphylococcus simulans
  • Staphylococcus warneri
  • Stenotrophomonas maltophilia
  • Streptococcus agalactiae
  • Streptococcus constellatus subspecies Constellatus
  • Streptococcus dysgalactiae
  • Streptococcus equi ssp. equi
  • Streptococcus mutans
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae
  • Streptococcus pyogenes
  • Streptococcus pyogenes – M3 associated
  • Streptococcus salivarius
  • Streptococcus sanguinis
  • Streptococcus suis
  • Streptococcus thermophilus
  • Streptococcus uberis
  • Streptomyces gougerotii
  • Trichoderma virens
  • Trichoderma viride
  • Trichophyton interdigitale
  • Vibrio cholerae
  • Vibrio cholerae CVD 103-HgR
  • Xanthomonas axonopodis (citrus canker)
  • Xanthomonas campestris
  • Yersinia enterocolitica
  • Zygosaccromyces baillii

Microbial Library of Resistant Organisms

  • Carbapenem Resistant Escherichia coli (CDC 81371)
  • Carbapenem Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (ATCC BAA 1705)
  • Extended-Spectrum Beta-lactamase (ESBL) Positive Enterobacteriaciae Enteric Group 137 (ATCC BAA-72)
  • Extended-Spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) positive Escherichia coli (ATCC BAA-196)
  • Extended-Spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) positive Klebsiella pneumoniae (ATCC 700603)
  • Extended-Spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) positive Proteus mirabilis (ATCC BAA-856)
  • Linezolid Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (NRS 119)
  • Community Acquired Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus – CA-MRSA (Panton-Valentine leukocidin – PVL – positive) (NRS 192)
  • Community Acquired Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus – CA-MRSA (NRS 123)
  • Community Acquired Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus – CA-MRSA (NRS 384)
  • Hospital Acquired Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus – HA-MRSA (NRS-382)
  • Hospital Acquired Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus – HA-MRSA (NRS-383)
  • Hospital Acquired Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus – HA- MRSA (ATCC 33591)
  • Hospital Acquired Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus – HA- MRSA (ATCC 33592)
  • Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (Strain Mu3) (ATCC 700698) – this strain has heterogeneous susceptibility to Vancomycin
  • Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis (ATCC 51625)
  • Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) Acinetobacter baumannii (ATCC 19606)
  • Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) Enterococcus faecium (ATCC 51559)
  • Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) Klebsiella pneumoniae (ATCC 51503)
  • Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) Escherichia coli sequence type ST131 (O25:H4) – The above organism is associated with “CTX-M-15” Extended spectrum - lacatamase (ESBL) activity
  • Multi-Drug Resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae – (ATCC 700677)
  • Multi-Drug Resistant Staphylococcus aureus – (ATCC 14154)
  • Metallo-beta lactamase (MBL) positive Pseudomonas aeruginosa CDC # 2012059
  • Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) and oxa-48 producing Klebsiella pneumoniae CDC # 082168
  • Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) Klebsiella pneumoniae – KPC-2 positive, ST258 CDC # 2008030
  • New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase 1 (NDM-1) positive Enterobacter cloacae (CDC 1000654)
  • New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase 1 (NDM-1) positive Klebsiella pneumoniae (CDC 1000527)
  • New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase 1 (NDM-1) positive Escherichia coli (CDC 1001728)
  • Penicillin Resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae (ATCC 700677)
  • Vancomycin Intermediate Resistant Staphylococcus aureus – VISA (HIP 5836)
  • Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus faecalis – VRE (ATCC 51575)
  • Vancomycin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus – VRSA (VRS1)

Viral Library

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