How Are Disinfectant Wipes Being Tested Against SARS-CoV-2?

Author: James Clayton, Director, Laboratory Sciences, PDI Research and Development

Categories: Articles September 9, 2020
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Nonwovens Industry Magazine recently published an article written by James Clayton, Director, Laboratory Sciences, PDI Research and Development, which takes an educational approach to the testing process for surface disinfectants.

Excerpt from the article:

“As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to strain our communities, our economies and our healthcare systems, our understanding of how the virus can be controlled is paramount. The early scientific consensus was that the virus would be sensitive to disinfectants due in large part to its lipid envelope. This protective layer of fat breaks down relatively easily when exposed to disinfectants, inactivating the virus. Early data supported this hypothesis—but much more research was needed to reliably inform our infection control practices. We need to arm both our healthcare professionals and community with disinfectants that we know are effective.”

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