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Your Media Requirements Count - Merck Custom-made Media Formulations

Custom made media

Producers of vaccines, antibiotics, tissue cultures and microorganisms as well as research laboratories are dependent on the constant defined quality and composition of the respective culture media for their research, production, and other applications. Problems often arise in the supply and coordination of the individual components for very specialist culture media.

Merck shares over 100 years of experience in culture media manufacturing with several customers in the biotech, pharma and food and beverage industry and is a partner for specialized requirements for:

  • Media formulations not listed in the manual
  • Specific fermentation media
  • Proprietary media formulations
  • Granulated mixes of peptones or extracts
Specific culture media made to a customers particular requirements are manufactured by Merck. The service includes:
  • Taking care of R + D work up to the finished culture media
  • Quality controls and guarantees according to your test standards
  • Specification and further development according to your wishes
  • Working in accordance with ISO 9001
  • Constant quality and low cost due to bulk purchase
  • Quality control and quality assurance
  • Certificates - Certificate of analysis, Certificate of suitability

In the partnership, quality control and testing protocols are agreed upon by both sides and a certificate of analysis is established. If the shared information is proprietary a confidentiality agreement can be signed at the start to protect the clients information. The Regulatory Affairs Department is available to help customers with regards to Regulatory Documentation requirements.

Unique Pre-sample Process
Only Merck offers a pre-sample process to check the performance.

A pre-sample, or a small amount of the complete medium, is prepared, quality controlled against the agreed specification and then shipped to the customer. If the customer approves the sample, the special medium will be produced with raw materials which were reserved at the time the pre-sample was prepared and approved. This procedure has the advantage of being able to correct any possible weakness in performance before the complete medium is produced.

These custom-made media will have a shelf life of 3 to 5 years depending on the ingredients and if it's powder or granulate.

Batch sizes up to 4.500 kg are possible.

A final quality assurance is conducted including all documents customer requested.

A list of special tailor made media is available on request. For more information use the contact details at the top of this page.


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Source: Merck Millipore View latest company information

Posted: December 10, 2007
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