‘Eco-Life Lab’, Samsung Electronics’ research center in the field of product environment, has been certified as a designated laboratory with virus verification expertise for the first time in a domestic electronics company.
Samsung Electronics held a virus testing laboratory certificate awarding ceremony on the 27th in ‘Samsung Digital City’, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do, attended by Kim Hyung-nam, vice president of Samsung Electronics Global CS Center, and Kim Jeong-han, sales director of TUV Rheinland, a global testing and certification agency in Germany. .
This is the result of obtaining ISO 21702 certification, an international standard established by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and has been recognized for its expertise and public confidence in the evaluation of antiviral performance for plastics and other materials.
※ ISO 21702: Measurement of antiviral activity on plastics and other non-porous surfaces
※ Antiviral performance evaluation: A test to evaluate and verify the antiviral activity of materials
In order to be certified as a TUV-designated laboratory, Samsung Electronics established a dedicated space for antiviral testing and introduced specialized equipment such as a real-time gene amplification analyzer (RT-PCR), DNA concentration analysis equipment, and thermo-hygrostat for quantitative virus analysis. . In addition, systematic processes such as technical evaluation and validation were strengthened.
Samsung Electronics reorganized Eco-Life Lab in January 2020 to analyze the causes of odors, molds, viruses, etc.
Eco-Life Lab was previously designated as an antibacterial and antifungal-related microorganism testing laboratory by TUV Rheinland in November 2020 (international standard ISO 22196, ISO 846 certification). got it all
※ ISO 22196: Measurement of antibacterial activity on plastics and other non-porous surfaces
※ ISO 846: Plastics — Evaluation of the action of microorganisms
Samsung Electronics will provide consumers with products with a higher level of emotional quality, such as health and hygiene, by continuously strengthening pre-verification of microorganisms, such as designation of a virus testing laboratory. In addition, by operating an in-house international standard microbiological laboratory, it is possible to sufficiently verify microorganism-related risks from the development stage and shorten the verification time.
Kim Jeong-han, director of TUV Rheinland’s Korean branch, said, “Samsung Electronics’ Eco-Life Lab, which has acquired certification in the field of antibacterial and antifungal, as well as antiviral, demonstrates Samsung Electronics’ continuous efforts for consumer safety and hygiene.”
Vice President Kim Hyung-nam, head of Samsung Electronics’ Global CS Center, said, “With the growing importance and interest in the environment and health, we will continue to strive to improve the emotional quality related to health and hygiene based on our expertise and public confidence in the three microbes.” said.