Conventional microbiological monitoring methods, requiring 3 to 5 days of incubation will become inappropriate. Equipment is already available allowing real time, simultaneous viable and non-viable counting. Sterile manufacturing facilities especially, require state-of-the-art skills to ensure sterility and compliance at all times.
With a view to provide such cutting-edge information within reach of even the SMB pharma sector, this book Microbiology and Sterility Assurance in Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices has been launched. This book therefore represents an unparalleled and unprecedented text in the field of pharmaceutical and medical device microbiology. This book not only covers subject matter and technical content which is established as best practices, but also includes content regarded as possible, future and emerging technology or processes.
The book is edited by three people; Madhu Raju Saghee (from India), Tim Sandle (from UK) and Edward C. Tidswell (from USA). Experts from top pharmaceutical companies like Baxter, Johnson and Johnson, Amgen, Pfizer, Patheon, Sartorious, Gador, Catalent, British NHS, GE Healthcare and many more top experts from industry and academics have come together to create this collection of knowledge. The list of authors includes chair and members of USP expert committee on Microbiology and Sterility Assurance, president and senior experts in Parenteral Drug Association, ISPE and ASTM. Foreword by Hans van Doorne, Chair of EDQM, Committee on Microbiology.
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The results of 45 years of scientific and technological development are laid down in these 33 chapters. These chapters, all written by international experts, give a vivid picture of today's pharmaceutical microbiology. The high standard of the chapters makes it an essential reference guide that should be on the shelf of everyone who is involved or interested in this field.
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