Work Item
ASTM WK63006

New Practice for Preservation of Microbes used for Anti-Microbial Testing

1. Scope

The purview of Committee E35 is the development of standard definitions, classifications, appropriate test methods, and recommended practices relating to efficacy, safety, quality, and impact in appropriate environments of pesticides, antiseptic and antimicrobial agents, biological agents, devices, and equipment.
These activities will be coordinated with the interests of related Committees in ASTM, and with other professional and governmental organizations.


Long-term storage, microbe preservation, microbe stabilization


It is needed to maintain microbial cultures over time and hence reproducibility of test microbes and any subsequent anti-microbial test results

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: E35.15

Committee: E35

Staff Manager: Brian Milewski

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 04-10-2018

Technical Contact: Tony Buhr

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