Microbiology News : pharmaceutical, Dec 2019

Recombinant Factor C, the animal-free alternative in Bacterial Endotoxin to Limulus amebocyte lysate (LAL) has been given a new chapter by the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur) Commission at its recent 165th session in Strasbourg. more...
ICR Swab
Isolators and aseptic processing areas, including neoprene gloves, in the pharmaceutical industry need to be regularly monitored to ensure the absence of microorganisms. Discover how to detect low levels of bacterial contamination using ICR swabs.  more...
Neoprene Gloves
This study was designed to prove the suitability of ICR Swabs (Ref. No. 146529) and lockable TSA w. LTHThio contact - ICR+ (Ref. No. 146783) contact plates, to detect low numbers of different bacterial test strains from Neoprene® gloves. more...
latest microbiology product updates
Detect low numbers of different bacterial test strains from Neoprene® gloves, improve data integrity for QC of ATMPs/Cell and Gene Therapies, test for total counts in jams, creams, and fruit preparations, replace CFUs by counting single bacterial cells, detect H. pylori antigen in stool samples. more...
Thomas Parkhill has joined Cherwell Laboratories to help drive the companies ambitious growth plans. more...
Quantom TX
In less than 30 seconds, the QUANTOM Tx scans up to 10 fields of view to produce accurate single bacterial cell counts. The advanced software can account for the varying shapes, sizes, and arrangements of different bacteria. more...
Rapid Micro Biosystems ALCOA
rapidmicrobiology.com explores with Rapid Micro Biosystems how to improve QC laboratories approach to regulatory and industry expectations for quality control for ATMPs/Cell and Gene Therapies  more...
Biodata has announced a record-breaking third quarter and attribute this to Labguru; their web-based platform electronic notebook that allows laboratories to become more automated for storage and organisation and to design experiments and workflows. more...
Rapid Microbiology Testing ATMPs
In this rapidmicrobiology special, we showcase options for rapid testing of biotherapeutics such as ATMPs, gene and cell therapies. Includes risks and international regulations for mycoplasmas, how to get Mycoplasma results in under 1 hour, and the fastest way to get production up and running. more...
Save money and reduce plastic laboratory waste by sterilizing reusable stainless steel inoculation loops, the SteriMax is an infrared loop sterilizer, giving high-speed annealing and sterilizing without flame. more...
Air Sampler
Can you be sure that no particles will be carried over inside an instrument if you transfer your instruments between different cleanroom classes? Ensure peace of mind by mounting a HEPA H13 exhaust air particle filter to your MAS-100 NT® sampler. more...
Environmental Sampling Plates
Environmental monitoring using culture media is generally carried out in cleanrooms and then transferred to an outside lab space for incubation and evaluation of the results. Discover whether pre-storage has effect on microorganism recovery rates. more...
KUBio and FlexFactory
Michelle Stafford, Senior Global Product Marketing Leader, GE Healthcare LifeSciences, talks to rapidmicrobiology.com about how their KUBio prefabricated facilities and FlexFactory platforms are suited for the rapid expansion and growth in the production of biopharmaceuticals. more...
Adeno-associated viruses can be used as vehicles for gene therapy, however viral aggregates may cause problems, a new applications study reports on how Asymmetric Flow Field Flow Fractionation coupled with multi-angle light scattering and Ultraviolet detectors can quantify AAV aggregation. more...
BioFire Mycoplasma bioMerieux
Interview with Dr Sylvanie Cassard of bioMérieux Healthcare, on the new BioFire® Mycoplasma test, an internalised rapid mycoplasma test panel that allows ATMP laboratories to perform mycoplasma tests in-house, requiring no molecular expertise and provides results in under 1hour. more...
Mycoplasma Testing on ATMPs
An in-depth Interview with Helena Windsor of Mycoplasma Experience, the only UK company specialising in Mycoplasmology. Now, in their 4th decade of mycoplasma testing, Helena talks about the fast-moving Cell and Gene therapy market and how mycoplasma testing is vital at this critical juncture. more...
Cherwell ATMP GMP Services
Cherwell Laboratories are focusing on where the risk of microbial contamination could occur in ATMPs/Gene and Cellular Therapies and how their products can provide solutions to specific sampling issues. more...
New UV LED disinfection acts as a barrier preventing contamination from entering the laboratory water purification system as a whole, offering a high-level microbial disinfection barrier for laboratory water, directly at the point of use. more...
Terumo BCT launches first-of-its-kind device to accelerate cell therapy manufacturing more...