Companies following the media coverage surrounding Coronavirus may be interested to know that their Broad Spectrum viricides could be eligible to be used as an Expected Claim related to Emerging Viral Pathogens including COVID-19. This article presents information on how to obtain an expected claim related to COVID-19/Coronavirus for disinfectants intended for use on non-porous environmental surfaces and inanimate objects.
For emerging viral pathogens in which the taxonomic genus of the virus has been identified, efficacy data against other viruses within that genus may be considered acceptable for use in that it (the product) can be expected to be effective against said emerging pathogen.
According to the guidance document – Safety and Efficacy Requirements for Hard Surface Disinfectant Drugs, disinfectants which have received market authorization for the following efficacy claims are permitted to make Expected Claims Related to Emerging Viral Pathogens:
Health Canada has also recently provided further guidance on the use Expected Claim Related to Emerging Viral Pathogens for disinfectant drugs with respect to COVID-19:
If you have any questions, or you’re looking for additional information on expected claims related to Coronavirus, contact dicentra today.