Microbiology News : pharmaceutical

USP has provided guidelines for Recombinant Factor C (rFC), critical to the development of vaccines and other sterile pharma products. USP is also making draft guidelines on rFC testing available for developers of COVID-19 vaccine and therapies as part of the Trust Accelerated program.  more...
AFYS3G has a unique way to guarantee the absolute traceability of your laboratory consumables: laser-based marking systems. more...
The robust Push Cap Decapper CP620 from Micronic enables labs tasked with opening multiple sample storage tubes to achieve significant productivity gains. more...
Lonza and Sanquin partner for commercialization of specialized MAT reagents for accurate and reliable in vitro pyrogen testing. This will facilitate global access to the sustainable, highly sensitive methodology for in vitro pyrogen testing essential for the safety of parenteral pharmaceuticals. more...
Baker Containment Enclosures
Baker continues to develop specialised walk in and reach in clean air enclosures ideal for vaccine developers, making innovative use of robotic technology for drug discovery, high-throughput screening, and high-volume sample management. more...
Merck Microbial Testing Solutions
In this rapidmicrobiology special focus, you can browse through a range of rapid microbial methods that can help streamline production processes in vaccine development and production. more...
Hamilton Titan Manage Storage
Hamilton Storage and Titan's Management software are now connected, giving users a single interface to control multiple automated storage systems. Making searching for samples easier,  enhanced real-time monitoring and allowing complete history printout for auditing. more...
bioMerieux ENDONEXT COVID Vaccine Endotoxin
Vaccines can be complex matrixes and can cause difficulties when establishing and testing for Endotoxins. The Recombinant Factor C protein in ENDONEXT assays can be measured perfectly to contain only the needed Factor C protein for ENDOTOXIN detection. more...
automated environmental monitoring
Removing the human element in the microbiology laboratory - remote monitoring system means on-site access is minimised more...
Detect Endotoxin and Pyrogen in Vaccines
The study shows that the PyroMAT® System, a monocyte activation test (MAT) that uses cryo-preserved Mono-Mac-6 (MM6) human monocytic cells as monocyte source, can detect both endotoxin and non-endotoxin pyrogen in a meningococcal vaccine preparation. more...
Cherwell EM Media Annex 1
Cherwell Laboratories has increased the breadth of its range of stainless-steel prepared media accessories for use within cleanroom environmental monitoring (EM) programmes, in response to customer demand and an EU GMP Annex 1 revision to protect agar plates and prevent spoiled samples. more...
when and how to test for endotoxin in vaccines
This article describes how the endotoxin testing requirements for all drug products must be applied during development of vaccines. These tests help ensure the release of safe and effective therapeutics, including those targeting COVID-19 disease. more...
microproof legionella Biotecon
BIOTECON Diagnostics’ microproof® Legionella Quantification LyoKit – implementing the right safety measures post lockdown. more...
Microgenetics SmartControl EM COVID Vaccine
For facilities scaling-up to develop COVID-19 vaccines, environmental monitoring could be a challenge. Find out how software solutions such as SmartControl can help, and how you can get the software free of charge for 12-months if involved in the fight against the virus. more...
LAL reagents from FUJIFILM Wako Chemicals
With over a century of combined research experience, FUJIFILM and Wako Chemicals U.S.A. continue the development of products that can improve human health and protect the environment. See the complete line of Wako LAL products at wakopyrostar.com more...
Automated Microbial Detection Platform Growth Direct
Learn how Rapid Micro Biosystems is expanding to meet the growing demand for their automated microbial detection platform Growth Direct™. See the system and discover how to eliminate 60% of the steps of manual testing methods, accelerate time to results and prevent human error in the QC lab. more...
Sino GeoVax COVID Vaccine
To address this global public health crisis, unprecedented efforts are being made to study the culprit virus, SARS-CoV-2. Sino Biological is working to develop rapid diagnostic reagents, vaccines, and therapies against this virus. more...
Merck bioburden Vaccine COVID
Anne Connors, Senior Field Marketing Specialist, Merck talks about how the Milliflex® Family of rapid microbial testing products, can reduce risk of cross-contamination, ensure better accuracy, provide a user-friendly experience for the microbiologist and aid in traceability and data integrity. more...
real-time particle counting annex 1
Implementation of the BioTrak Real-Time Viable Particle Counter in fill-finish spaces eliminates the need for process interruptions for environmental microbial monitoring. In many cases, payback time can be less than one year even when considering maximal costs of implementation. more...
BIORADIQCHECK
Bio-Rad provides a complete range of products for the detection and the quantification of Legionella: Learn more! more...
METAVAX
ARTES Biotechnology has entered into the development of SARS-CoV-2 vaccine candidates using its virus-like particle (VLP) based platform technologies METAVAX® and SplitCore. These recombinant VLP's operate as antigen-presenting cells inducing neutralizing antibodies. more...
AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford have announced an agreement for the global development and distribution of the University’s potential recombinant adenovirus vaccine aimed at preventing COVID-19 infection from SARS-CoV-2. more...
LegioEZ
C4 Hydro's Legio EZ product range can rapidly detect and quantify all serogroups of cultivable Legionella pneumophila in water samples using patented and award-winning technology. This easy to use test is a mobile laboratory and can provide fast and reliable data on treatment efficiency. more...
Creative Diagnostics launches SARS-CoV-2 antigens and antibodies for global researchers. more...
500ml Bottle Easier for BSL Working
The low squat design, wide mouth and 45º angled base of the bottle allows for much easier pipetting in the confined space of a biosafety cabinet or clean hood and minimises the risk of contamination. The space-saving bottle shape is also perfect for storage in a fridge or warming bath. more...
LegionellaAgar
Legionella species are Gram-negative bacilli. They reside in surface and drinking water and are usually transmitted to humans in aerosols causing destructive alveolar inflammation. Liofilchem offers several solutions to detect Legionella in water.  more...
SureFast
COVID-19 has shut down many businesses, leaving buildings closed and water stagnant in systems allowing Legionella to multiply. Regular water analyses for Legionella must be performed under EU rules and r-biopharm's SureFast® PCR solution returns results in just a few hours. more...
Sentino
Support your lab with adaptable, high-quality tools to suit the needs of the user. The Pall Laboratory range of compact equipment and gamma-sterilised membranes are designed to be flexible and portable, thus able to meet the demands of in-field testing of Legionella. more...
Assist Plus
Find out how INTEGRA can help laboratories prepare RT-PCR plates for SARS-CoV-2 detection with the ASSIST PLUS pipetting robot together with a VOYAGER adjustable tip spacing pipette. more...
Contact Plates
The workflow does not always allow for the transfer of environmental samples, immediately to QC, for incubation. Therefore, the samples may be pre-stored at ambient room temperature or in refrigerators until the official incubation is started. more...