Aspergillus brasiliensis EZ-PEC™ for Antimicrobial Effectiveness Tests

Microbiologics has added Aspergillus brasiliensis ATCC® 16404™ to their EZ-PEC™ product line for Antimicrobial Effectiveness and Preservative Efficacy Testing.

Antimicrobial Preservative Effectiveness Testing is needed to determine the minimum concentration of an antimicrobial preservative ingredient which will be effective in controlling microbial contamination in a drug, cosmetic, personal care, or household product throughout its shelf-life. EZ-PEC™ from Microbiologics is designed to deliver a final concentration of 1x105 to 1x10 6 colony forming units per milliliter of the product being tested as recommended in AET/PET guidelines and standards such as the pharmacopeias (USP, Ph. Eur. and JP), ISO 11930 and Personal Care Products Council (also known as CTFA).

Microbiologics Chief Executive Officer, Brad Goskowicz, commented, “A. brasiliensis ATCC® 16404™ is listed as one of the five challenge microorganisms for Antimicrobial and Preservative Effectiveness Testing; adding this strain to the EZ-PEC line completes our collection for AET and PET.” Goskowicz added, “EZ-PEC saves laboratories a great deal of time and frustration because it eliminates labor intensive and inconsistent traditional methods of preparing the inoculum to the proper concentration; this translates to considerable cost-savings.”

Microbiologics produces the most comprehensive line of ready-to-use QC microorganisms for AET/PET with 7 different strains offered in the EZ-PEC line. In addition, Microbiologics offers Custom Solutions whereby a customer can have their unique environmental isolate or objectionable microorganism strains professionally preserved and manufactured into ready-to-use QC microorganism products, such as EZ-PEC, or any of the 16 distinct product formats manufactured by Microbiologics.

 


     
Tags: QC Organisms, Aspergillus

Date Published: November 26, 2013 » company contact details

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