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Should Test Methods for Disinfectants Use Vertebrate Viruses Dried on Carriers to Advance Virucidal Claims?

  • M. Khalid Ijaz (a1) and Joseph Rubino (a1)
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Reckitt Benckiser, Inc., Center of Innovation, One Philips Parkway, Montvale, NJ 07646 (Khalid.Ijaz@ReckittBenckiser.com)

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