Microbiology News : pharmaceutical

Best way to automate endotoxin testing
The PyroTec® PRO Solution is now compatible with Lonza’s PYROGENT®-5000 Turbidimetric LAL Assay, Kinetic-QCL® Chromogenic LAL Assay, and the PyroGene® Recombinant Factor C Assay, expanding the options available for streamlined, automated endotoxin testing. more...
Scientists working in a controlled environment
In this 10 minute short talk, Dr. Anne-Grit Klees, Global Product Manager, Environmental Monitoring at Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, discusses the new standard (EN 17141) for active air sampling. more...
Autof MS 1000
The Autof MS 1000 provides high-speed identification and taxonomical classification of bacteria, yeasts, and filamentous fungi based on proteomic fingerprinting, with a database of approximately 5,000 species of microorganisms. more...
USP 922 Water Activity Method
Novasina water activity meters are specially designed for the unique requirements of pharmaceutical testing labs, with an emphasis on accuracy and 21 CFR part 11 compliance plus meeting the new USP <922> requirements.  more...
Real-Time Environmental Monitoring in Cleanrooms and Isolators
The BioTrak® Real-Time Viable Particle Counter, provides information on when contamination excursions occur, as they happen - respond to an event right away by segregating potentially contaminated products and immediately locating the source of potential contamination. more...
Senior Research Associate Ahuva Odenheimer
Find out how INTEGRA Biosciences’ VOYAGER adjustable tip spacing pipette is increasing both throughput and reproducibility at the push of a button. more...

RollBag® - A New Wire Free Range of Sterile Sampling Bags

16 Mar 2021 | Food & BeverageWaterClinicalPharmaceuticalCosmetic/Personal CareMicrobiome

Wire Free Range of Sterile Sampling Bags
RollBag® is made from robust PolySilk® with a sticker closure specially designed for sampling any liquid or solid sample, for the food, medical, animal health or environmental industries. Wire-free makes for easier disposal. more...
ImpactAir ISO-90 innovative Active Air Sampler
Available to download, this article covers current standards concerning the choice of the most appropriate AAS (Active Air Sampler) as part of an EM programme, different AAS designs plus initial validation results of the ImpactAir ISO-90. more...
Sterility testing
This rapidmicrobiology special focus brings you the latest products in sterility testing, aswell as podcasts covering upcoming changes to Annex I and environmental monitoring.  more...
Fast sterility testing with Celsis
Reduce time from installation to routine use of Celsis® rapid sterility platform with Charles River's support packages, easily demonstrate validation parameters described by USP <1223>, Ph. Eur. 5.1.6, and PDA TR 33. 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...

Autoclave Deodorant for a Great Lab Atmosphere

05 Mar 2021 | Food & BeverageWaterPharmaceuticalVeterinaryCosmetic/Personal Care

Autoclave deodorant
INTERSCIENCE has launched its new Anabac® Natural autoclave deodorants with 100 % natural origin fragrances. These new fragrances, with ECOCERT certified perfume (according to the Cosmos-Standard) are compatible with all autoclaves and provide a nice perfume in the lab. more...
Hand Wash Gel Dispenser
Detect microorganisms in gel-based hand wash up to 3x faster. Read an application note on how the EZ-Fluo™ System can reduce the time for reliable bioburden testing of gel-based hand washes to a third of the time needed for traditional plating methods. more...
Custom control strains for objectionable organisms
In this feature, Microbiologics list & characterize the top 10 non-compendial objectionable organisms that are requested through their Custom Solutions program for environmental isolates and objectionable organisms. more...
Sterile IPM validated for sterility testing
As the only supplier worldwide, we offer ready-to-use, sterile IPM validated for sterility testing of viscous products, such as creams and ointments, without time-consuming preparation. more...
How to Validate Rapid Microbiology Method
Dr. Michael J. Miller, one of the leading global experts on rapid microbiology method validation and implementation, talks to rapidmicrobiology.com about the current status of rapid methods within the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries and how ATMPs is accelerating adoption. more...
Heterotrophic plate counts
IDEXX has launched EasyDisc™, a new method to obtain heterotrophic plate counts (HPCs) in water. No agar preparation needed, and requiring less than one minute of hands-on time to process a sample. more...

Standardise Pour Plate Preparation by Automating Media Dispensing and Plate Stirring

01 Mar 2021 | Food & BeveragePharmaceuticalCosmetic/Personal Care

Automate and standardise preparation of pour plates
Video from Alliance Bio Expertise shows how using an automatic system - the DISTRIWEL combined with the MEDIAWEL, allows laboratories doing pour plates to standardise: the temperature of the dispensed media, the volume in each Petri dish and the '8' shape stirring! more...
Andy Whittard
Leading UK-based manufacturer of prepared media and supplier of microbial monitoring equipment Cherwell Laboratories is 50 years old.  They plan to mark the occasion with various, events, competitions, and activities to mark the occasion. Find out how you can join in their fun celebrations. more...

Study Shows Air Sampler Detects SARS-CoV-2 in Aerosols

23 Feb 2021 | Food & BeverageClinicalPharmaceutical

Air sampler for viruses
Smiths Detection has reported that its BioFlash® Biological Identifier can detect SARS-CoV-2 in the air following tests conducted by the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID). more...

Legionella, A Waterborne Risk

22 Feb 2021 | WaterPharmaceutical

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...
Biological Indicators
Liofilchem® provides a wide range of biological indicators for the steam, ethylene oxide, dry heat, hydrogen peroxide and irradiation sterilization processes.  Here we learn about the features and benefits of STRIP Control GST E6. more...

New Test Method & Buyer's Guide on Surface Testing for SARS-CoV-2 

12 Feb 2021 | Food & BeverageClinicalPharmaceutical

rapid surface testing for SARS Cov 2 the coronavirus that causes Covid 19
Buyers guide for SARS-CoV-2 surface testing kits highlighting the risk of infection from touching surfaces contaminated with the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19. It provides a list of suppliers of surface testing kits allowing direct contact for quotes/info. more...
New Products for COVID-19 Testing
This week: New test method & buyer's guide for SARS-CoV-2 surface testing; viral load indicator can assist triaging, RT-PCR test from MultiplexDX proves its specificity for British variant during screening in Slovenia & Sonanano's rapid antigen test gets approval.  more...
INTEGRA Voyager Electronic Pipette
Find out why INTEGRA’s VOYAGER adjustable tip spacing pipette and VIAFLO lightweight electronic pipette are the perfect lab companions for agricultural research into microbial evolution. more...
UKAS Calibration Accreditation for PMT GB Ltd
PMT (GB) Ltd has achieved UKAS accreditation for the calibration of particle counters and air samplers at their Malvern based laboratory and at customer premises. more...

How Well Do You Really Know the Microbes You Are Working With?

09 Feb 2021 | Food & BeverageClinicalPharmaceutical

Guide to the maintenance of microorganisms
NCIMB’s culture collection curator, Dr Samantha Law, has written a light-hearted guide to best practice in microorganism maintenance. It highlights basic steps you can take to make sure that you really know the strains you are working with. more...
Download whitepaper
Primary Containment for most biological laboratories starts with the Biosafety Cabinet (BSC). Download the latest white paper on multiple users in a BSC. more...
Compare recombinant Factor C with LAL endotoxin test
This whitepaper compares the performance of LAL reagents with rFC, and shows the evidence supporting the 10 reasons to choose recombinant horseshoe crab Factor C (rFC) for your bacterial endotoxin testing. more...
EU GMP Annex I Changes in Microbial Monitoring
In this episode, Anne Klees and Adele Gisselmann (Global Product Managers with Merck KGaA Darmstadt, Germany) unravel the New GMP Annex I (Draft 2020) and explain what effect its changes and new sections will have on environmental microbial monitoring. more...