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Terminology: MIC（Minimum Inhibitory Concentration）
MIC：Minimum Inhibitory Concentration
The Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) is a method considered as the most basic laboratory measurement to verify the antimicrobial effect of antibiotics or antimicrobial agents.
The MIC is a very helpful tool to verify the antimicrobial efficacy of new developed antibiotics or antimicrobial agents.
The MIC is defined as the lowest concentration (mg/L), by appropriate serial dilution of the testing material at which the test bacteria’s growth is inhibited. Since Zeomic is no soluble in water the MIC value is expressed in ppm (part per million) instead mg/L.
The MIC value indicates that the test bacteria is susceptible or resistance to an antibiotic or antimicrobial agent.
The MIC value is not equivalent to the compounding quantity needed to inhibit or kill microbes on a treated article/material with Zeomic. The MIC is a referential data to probe if the antimicrobial agent has or not the expected efficacy in control microbial growth.
A MIC testing method issued by the Japanese Society of Chemotherapy might be used for measuring the inhibitory effects.