Custom-Designed Research Studies

  • Overview
  • How the Process Works
  • Why Work with NSF?

Trained in environmental health and epidemiology, our staff of scientists works with you to develop custom research studies, resulting in a toolkit of evidence-based scientific data to assist with your business development and market entry.

Whether you need science-to-market research or just want to prove efficacy in a different market, our experienced experts and accredited labs work with you to design research studies that meet your needs as well as the scrutiny of peer review. 

NSF International offers third-party independent assessment of a variety of chemistries and innovative technologies including ultraviolet UVC technologies, antimicrobial surfaces, antimicrobial textiles, hypochlorous acid formulations and applicators, electrostatic applicators, health care cleaning technologies and much more. We will provide you with third-party results from NSF’s ISO/IEC 17025-accredited laboratories.

How the Process Works

Customized to your research needs, study design and execution at NSF follow a specific process. Stages typically include:

  • Project consulting: Expert scientists work with you to understand your needs and develop your customized science-to-market roadmap.
  • Project planning: We craft a custom research plan with you, including study design, identifying test methods to follow and challenge microorganisms to test against. 
  • Testing: The project plan is implemented in our accredited laboratories with rigorous quality control systems in place.
  • Third-party results: NSF provides a final, test-only report tailored to your measurement needs.

Why Work with NSF?

NSF uses detailed, third-party testing methods to provide you with reliable testing and reporting.  We help from the initial stages of project planning though execution, and partner with you to complete your project objectives.

We have worked on projects for a variety of technologies and products, including

  • Cleaning and sanitizing agents
  • Innovative technologies
  • Cleaning procedures
  • Patient contact materials
  • Antimicrobial fabrics and textiles

NSF is a global, independent organization committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide. NSF’s laboratories provide a wide range of testing, certification and technical services as well as human health risk assessments across all major industries. We operate more than 303,000 square feet of ISO/IEC 17025-accredited, state-of-the-art labs.

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