New MicroBioLogics Product for Growth Promotion Testing of Media
MicroBioLogics, Inc. have launched EZ-Accu Shot™, a quantitative lyophilized microorganism preparation designed for use in the Pharmaceutical Industry. Specifically, EZ-Accu Shot™ is formulated for performing Growth Promotion Tests of microbiological culture media. The Growth Promotion Test is a mandated requirement of the United States (USP,) European (Ph. Eur.) and Japanese (JP) Pharmacopeias.
The purpose of the Growth Promotion Test is to determine the suitability of culture media used in pharmaceutical tests. The medium is challenged with a small number of microorganisms to assure the nutritive properties. EZ-Accu Shot™ quick dissolving lyophilized microorganism pellets are formulated to provide an inoculum of less than 100 colony forming units (CFU) to meet Pharmacopeial regulations. EZ-Accu Shot™ is manufactured with microbial strains derived from the American Type Culture Collection (ATCC®).
Founded in 1971, MicroBioLogics is a leading manufacturer of high quality microorganism derivative products for Quality Control testing. EZ-Accu Shot™ will be sold globally through approximately 130 authorized MicroBioLogics distribution partners. MicroBioLogics Chief Marketing Officer, Brad Goskowicz comments, 'The concept for EZ-Accu Shot™ came from our customers and distributors. With their suggestions and feedback we were able to develop EZ-Accu Shot™ into an easy to use, reliable and cost effective product for Growth Promotion Testing.'
The EZ-Accu Shot™ kit contains five vials of lyophilized microorganisms, with one microorganism pellet in each vial and five vials of hydration fluid. The pellet dissolves instantly and does not require pre-incubation or serial dilutions, making it one of the most convenient products of its kind on the market. EZ-Accu Shot™ does not require freezing and can be easily stored in refrigerated temperatures thereby eliminating the need for dry ice to transport which reduces shipping costs. Following hydration, EZ-Accu Shot™ can be used for up to eight hours when refrigerated between uses.
'We continue seeing additional emphasis being placed on Quality Control in the Pharmaceutical Industry. Regulatory guidelines are expanding and budgets are shrinking,' states Brad Goskowicz. 'Many pharmaceutical microbiology labs are performing numerous Growth Promotion Tests daily; so we know there is high demand for a product that is fast, accurate and economical. EZ-Accu Shot™ is designed to be just that,' he adds.
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Posted on January 5, 2010