Antimicrobials in Consumer Applications

Tampa, FL
Monday, 17 November 2008

Antimicrobials in Consumer Applications Conference


Pre-conference Regulations for Antimicrobials Materials Summit

17-19 November 2008

Tampa, Florida



Pre-conference Regulations for Antimicrobials Materials Summit

Monday, 17 November 2008


12:30   Registration


1:00     Opening remarks from the Chair

            Naeem Mady, Vice President Regulatory Services

            Ciba Expert Services, US


1:05   EPA’s view on Biocides regulation

  • US market application overview
  • Current regulations
  • Environmental protection
  • EPA role as an enforcement authority
    Betty Shackleford, Deputy Director, Antimicrobial Division, Office of Pesticide Programs


1:40   The Biocide Directive (BPD) from a Regulator's Perspective

  •  Background including its interaction with European chemical laws
  •  Implementation procedures
  •  Ongoing issues
  •  Difficulties  encountered
  •  The way ahead; including the review of the parent directive and treated articles
  •  Post annex 1 of actives and possible effects on industry and consumers 
    Dr Brendan Dolan, Eurotox Registered Toxicologist
    Department of Agriculture & Food Laboratories, Ireland


2:15     Current EPA Issues with Antimicrobials in Plastics

·          Treated articles and status in Europe

·          Acceptable and unacceptable claims

·          Products that do not qualify as treated articles

·          Medical devices and unconventional antimicrobials

            Seth Goldberg, Partner

            Steptoe & Johnson LLP, US



2:50   Overview of Canadian Biocide Regulations

  • Overview of Canadian regulatory scheme for biocides
  • Registration and data requirements for antimicrobials as materials preservatives in consumer products
  • Status of Treated Article Policy in Canada and Label Claims 
    Laurie Tyo, Regulatory Consultant
    TSG, Canada

3:15     Afternoon refreshments


3:35     Efficacy Testing of Antimicrobial Materials – from Treated Articles to New Public Health Claims

·         Defining product performance

·         Developing antimicrobial claims

·         Generating robust data

            Dr Douglas G. Anderson, President

            ATS Labs, US


4:10     Public Health Claims Made on Consumer Products Treated with Antimicrobials:  A Case Study

  • Labeling claims and data requirements
  • Product stewardship requirements
  • Challenges for state registration of consumer products treated with antimicrobials 
    Erin Tesch, Regulatory Consultant
    Technology Sciences Group Inc, US


4:45  Regulation of Claims for Antimicrobial Consumer Products

  • Making claims under EPA's treated article exemption
  • Enforcement update:  New EPA focus on treated articles
  • The road less traveled:  EPA's registration of antimicrobial copper alloys
  • Complying with FTC's "green guides" for environmental marketing claims 
    Michael Boucher, Attorney
    McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, US

5:20     Closing remarks from the Chair


Antimicrobials in Consumer Applications Conference

Tuesday, 18 November 2008


8:00     Registration and refreshments


9:00     Opening remarks from the Chair

            Dr. Daniel Hayes, President and CEO

            NanoHorizons, US

9:10   The Future of Antimicrobials in Plastics

  • Global Market Sizes and Forecasts, 2008 – 2013
  • The Opportunities and Challenges Around Future Growth
  • The Need for More Research Funding and Fewer Regulations 
    Simon Ford, Associate Consultant, IntertechPira

Keynote Speaker

9:45   The Green of Silver

  • New technologies to use silver efficiently in a range of applications
  • Combining silver with controlled release technology allows the use of very low active levels, Natural and “green” solution
  • Sensitive applications: medical devices, water filters, food contact surfaces and healthcare facilities 
    Jeffrey A. Trogolo, Chief Technology Officer
    Agion Technologies, US

10:20   Morning refreshments

Case Study

10:40   Antimicrobials for US Military Applications

  • Soldier equipment
  • Soldier survivability
  • Antimicrobials military applications 
    Francisco Martinez, Equipment Specialist
    U.S. ARMY, US

Brand Owner

11:15   Standardization in the Cosmetic Microbiology Field

  • ISO Technical Committee 217 (Cosmetic Products) in the field of microbiology
  • ISO/WD 11930 “Evaluation of preservation efficacy of a cosmetic product” and
  • ISO/CD 29621 "Guidance factors for the risk assessment and identification of microbiologically low-risk products" 
    Dr Sylvie Cupferman, International Manager of the Microbiology Department, Skin Applied R&D L'Oréal, France

11:50   An Advanced Non-Toxic Polymeric Antimicrobial for Consumer Products Including Plastics Materials, Non woven’s and Spun Plastic Fibers

·         Reacts with available functional groups to form covalent bonds

·         Homopolymerizes to form a high molecular polymer

·         Forms strong hydrogen bonds with ingredients in the treated material

            Dr Gerry D. Getman, President

            BIOSAFE Inc


12:25   Lunch will be served for speakers and delegates



Tracks by application



Medical, Textiles and Personal Care

Communal, Office and Built Environments


Opening remarks from the Chair

Naeem Mady, Vice President Regulatory Services

Ciba Expert Services, US

Opening remarks from the Chair

Jean Yves Maillard, Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Welsh School of Pharmacy

Cardiff University, UK


Laundry-Rechargeable Antimicrobial Textiles--Experiences with a Consumer Product

  • Principles underlying development
  • US retail-channel introduction of a chlorine-rechargeable antimicrobial textile product
  • Efficacy, safety and regulatory aspects of the technology
  • Use at household level Consumer reactions and evaluations
    Dr. Jeff Williams, Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer
    Halosource Corp, US

Alternative Fungicide and Bactericide Based on Green Chemistry and Green Engineering

  • Architectural decorative coatings -- interior and exterior paints
  • Reduction of negative impact on human health and the environment
  • Non-destructive analytical methods
  • Improved safety and reduction in energy requirements
    Dr. William B. Woods
    International Specialty Products, US






Antimicrobial Treated Protective Apparel and Medical Devices: Critical Need in the War Against Healthcare-Associate Infections (HAI)

·         Assess the frequency, finances impact and personal consequences of HAIs

·         Identify how contamination and transmission of HAIs occurs in healthcare

·         Desired characteristics of the ideal antimicrobial for these applications

·         Major categories of antimicrobials alluding Triosyn iodinated polymeric resin

Dr Wava Truscott, VP Scientific Affairs

Safe Life Corp, US


Successfully Adopt Antimicrobial Coatings on Consumer Products and in Public Facilities

  • Why does it seem so complicated to bring antimicrobial-treated products to market?
  • How does my organization navigate the path to implementation of antimicrobial coatings?
  • Provide best practice examples
  • How does my organization benefit?

Michael Jacobs, President

SureShield Coatings Co, US



Afternoon refreshments



Applications of antimicrobials in hygienic products (baby diapers, products for adult incontinence and feminine pads)

·         Results of analytical tests

·         Introductory film clip with animation techniques in virtual reality

·         Samples of both film and consumer products

·         Results of marketing activity

·         Patent (pending)

Michaela Messina, Quality Assurance Manager, Nuova Pansac, Italy

Innovative Products for Antimicrobial Coatings

·         Environments in modern homes present myriad opportunities for microbial growth;

·         Consumers are asking for products containing antimicrobial properties;

·         Novel Troy technology provides the next generation of anti-bacterial control;

·         One product can now provide control of bacteria, yeast and fungus

Susan Ostrowski, Director of Biocides

Troy Corp,  US


Durable Silver Antimicrobials for Textile and Nonwovens

Stephanie Cottrell, Technical Group Leader – Textiles/Nonwovens
• Packaging and Building Materials,

Rohm & Haas Co, US

Antimicrobial Solutions and Case Studies for Polymers and Textiles

  • Selected antimicrobial approaches for polymer-based applications
  • Selected antimicrobial approaches for textile-based applications
  • Consumer-oriented products

Dr. Ivan Ong, Director, Materials Engineering  Group Microban Products Co, US


Closing remarks from the Chair

Closing remarks from the Chair


Drinks Reception

All speakers and delegates are invited to a relaxed and informal drinks reception to network and discuss the day’s proceedings



Wednesday, 19 November 2008


8:30     Registration and refreshments


9:00     Opening remarks from the Chair

            Dr Wava Truscott, Vice President Scientific Affairs,

            Safe Life Corp, US



Latest developments


9:10     Durable Antimicrobial Treatments for Consumer Products - From Formulation to Consumer Use

  • Microbes cause problems to materials and people - the good, the bad, and the ugly
  • Consumers need & value microbial control
  • Habits and practices and press events
  • Microbial control can be supplied from a variety of technologies and modes of antimicrobial action
  • Antimicrobial performance can be built-in or consumer applied
  • Choosing an antimicrobial active ingredient is filled with challenges            
    W. Curtis White, Chief Executive Officer & Director of R&D,
    ÆGIS Environments, US
    Co-Author:Tim Byers, Industry Manager, ÆGIS Environments

9:45     Bacterial Resistance to Microbicides: Myth or Reality?

  • Mechanisms of bacterial resistance to microbicides
  • Use of microbicides and selection for resistant bacteria
  • Evidence of bacterial resistance in vitro and in situ
  • Microbicides and antibiotics cross-resistance in bacteria
  • Bacterial resistance and future regulations 
    Jean Yves Maillard, Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Welsh School of Pharmacy
    Cardiff University, UK

10:20   Morning refreshments


10:40   Mechanoselective Adhesion of Bacteria to Surfaces: How Surface Stiffness Can Confer Antimicrobial Effects

  • Adhesion of mammalian tissue cells to surfaces depends in part on surface stiffness, microbes have not been previously demonstrated to exhibit mechanoselective adhesion.
  • Adhesion of viable staph. epidermidis and e. coli to polyelectrolyte multilayer films depends strongly on the mechanical stiffness of those films.
  • Other factors thought to control bacterial adhesion are either equal among these surfaces, or are different but do not correlate with microbe adhesion.
  • Results can be used to develop mechanically tuned surfaces that minimize microbe adhesion, potentially in conjunction with active antimicrobial agents 
    Krystyn J. Van Vliet, Thomas Lord Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science & Engineering
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US

    Case study

    11:15   Antimicrobials in Electronic Input Devices

    • The need for antimicrobial input devices
    • Consumer markets and applications
    • Technology solutions- products, applications
    • Market potential 
      Bradley Whitchurch, Chief Executive Officer
      Seal Shield, US

      11:50   Environmental Fate of Antimicrobial Nanomaterials: A Case Study of Silver Nanoparticle Composites

      • Elements of a nanomaterial additive life cycle
      • Review of recent studies/findings
      • Case study presentation
      • Future of nanomaterial environmental fate and life cycle assessment             Dr. Daniel Hayes, President & Chief Executive Officer            NanoHorizons, US

      12:25   Lunch will be served for speakers and delegates


       Case Study

      1:30     Fresh One- An Antibacterial Mouthguard Cleaning System

      • How and why; how we came up with the idea and why did we add the antimicrobial agent to the cleaner/carrying case
      • Laboratory results on bacteria levels before and after cleaning with Fresh One
      • Dual Application; Can also be used with any dental appliance
      • All teams that are using at present - pro, semi pro and junior 
        Steve Foget, President & Chief Operating Officer 
        Fresh One, Canada



      Efficacy and Testing


      2:05     Selecting the “Right “Antimicrobial Efficacy Tests for Consumer Products

      • Principles of antimicrobial efficacy tests
      • Significance of application areas
      • Significance of microorganisms tested
      • Test protocols for specific consumer products in the medical, food, personal care products, and building construction applications  
        Dr. Katalin Rossmoore, Laboratory Manager
        Biosan, US


      2:40     Use and Verification of tagged Silver-Based Antimicrobial Additives

      ·         Increasing number of applications for silver-based antimicrobial additives worldwide

      ·         Need for fast and simple “proof” that additives have been incorporated into goods

      ·         Incorporation of “taggants” into additives for all applications

      ·         “Generic” or “Signature” taggants and detection systems

                  David Wells, Sales Director

                  Addmaster, UK


      2:15     Closing remarks from the Chair and end of conference


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