Virucidal / Cleaning Validation

The EN 14476 European standard (“Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics – Virucidal quantitative suspension test for chemical disinfectants and antiseptics used in human medicine”) is now replacing the pre-existing French NFT 72-180 standard.

The goal of this standard is to demonstrate a 99.99% reduction in viral load. Special care has been taken to simulate the test product’s real conditions of use as closely as possible.


The following viral strains of human origin are used to perform the test.

  • Picornaviridae – enterovirus, polio virus (type 1)
    Adenoviridae – adenovirus type 5

Other viruses are available by request and can be tested according to the EN 14476 requirements: HIV, HAV, BVDV (a model for hepatitis C virus), influenza, etc.

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