“Manufacturers of antibacterial products take their responsibility for producing safe and effective products very seriously,” said Dr. Francis Kruszewski, director of human health and safety at the American Cleaning Institute. “We want to show the nation’s leading microbiologists the science behind the methods we use to evaluate the antibacterial effectiveness of hand cleansing products.”
In a session convened by ACI and the Personal Care Products Council, scientists demonstrated:
- New developments in scientific methods and models used to measure the germ-killing effectiveness of antibacterial products;
- The science of alcohol-based hand rubs;
- Statistical considerations in testing topical antimicrobial products; and
- The principles of microbial risk assessment.
In other news, ACI has hired experienced meetings planner Lisette Werbowetzki, CMP, as its new manager of meetings. She will report to Nancy Bock, senior vice president of meetings and education, and joins ACI from association management firm Bostrom Corporation, where she was director of membership and marketing. Previously, she served as meetings planner at the American Statistical Association.