Ramm Karen Ramm

Technical Director, Accuratus Lab Services

Karen Ramm is the Technical Director at Accuratus Lab Services (formerly known as ATS Labs), a contract analytical and antimicrobial testing laboratory located in Eagan, MN.  Throughout Karen's 22 year career dedicated to antimicrobial testing, she has held a variety of technical and business development positions including a 15 year tenure overseeing the virology operations at Accuratus Lab Services.  Karen has functioned as a study director for hundreds of EPA and FDA regulated studies.  Karen is an active industry member in ASTM International and Consumer Specialties Product Association and possesses a bachelor's degree in Biology from the College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, MN.

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Industrial Wipes - Food Service, Formulations & Federal Agencies

Efficacy Testing Requirements for Antimicrobial Single-Use Pre-Saturated Towelettes

Single-use, pre-saturated towelettes for use on hard, non-porous surfaces bearing antimicrobial label claims are regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a pesticide product. The EPA requires that each label claim be supported by appropriate scientific data demonstrating the efficacy of the product against the claimed organism. Substantiation of these claims is accomplished by following specific test methods required by the EPA for registration. An overview of the test methods and efficacy requirements for registration will be presented.