ViraCoat’s ISO Certifications and What They Mean
What is ISO?
The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) is a global, independent, non-governmental organisation that develops standards to ensure quality and safety.
“ISO was founded with the idea of answering a fundamental question: what’s the best way of doing this?”
To ensure its standards are as reliable as possible, ISO follows four key principles:
- Respond to a need in the market
- Based on global expert opinion
- Developed through a multi-stakeholder process
- Based on a consensus
Because of these principles, ISO certifications and accreditations are well-trusted around the world by regulators, governments, and consumers alike.
What does it mean to be ISO Certified?
To maintain independence, ISO is not involved in the final certification process. This requires a separate third party who evaluates the company, product, or process based on a number of set requirements. Meeting ISO standards demonstrates that you align with an international level of quality, safety, and efficiency.
What ISO Certifications does ViraCoat have?
All of our products have undergone thorough testing in both clinical and real-world environments. Using live strains of the virus within a Containment Level 3 laboratory, ViraCoat’s face masks have passed two ISO standards and have been certified by registered certification bodies.
ISO 18184:2019 — Refers to textiles and the determination of antiviral activity in textile products. This certification shows that our Neutrapodal™ technology has been proven to be antiviral, inhibiting the development of SARS-CoV-2, influenza, and certain bacteria.
ISO 10993-1:2018 — Refers to the biological evaluation of medical devices including safety, cytotoxicity, and dermal and skin sensitisation. This certification shows that our masks and the Neutrapodal™ coating on them aren’t toxic to living cells and are safe for contact with the skin.
If you’d like any further information about our ISO accreditations, please get in touch via our contact form.