Antimicrobials are agents that kill certain microorganisms. They are commonly known for their use in antibiotics or household products such as antibacterial, antifungal or antiviral disinfectants. For more than 20 years, Nova Biologicals has helped clients evaluate the effectiveness of their antimicrobials, antibiotics or disinfectants against bacteria, molds and viruses. Nova utilizes select AOAC, ASTM, CLIS, USP, and ISO methods to evaluate the antimicrobial effectiveness.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, antibiotics have been used so widely and for so long that infectious organisms have adapted to them, making drugs less effective. Each year in the United States, at least two million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics, and at least 23,000 people die each year as a direct result of these infections.
As one of the first independent laboratories to receive NARSA approval, Nova can access the central repository of isolates for investigative studies and stay informed about the latest developments. This knowledge helps us better assist clients with providing products and services that fight the emergence of new disease-causing microorganisms.
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