Microbiology News : pharmaceutical, Dec 2020

Surface Tests for SARS-CoV-2 AOAC validated
bioMérieux's VERIPRO SARS-CoV-2 assay, the PathogenDx EnviroX-Rv assay and the COVID-19 Indoor Test™ by Phylagen are the first three surface tests to receive AOAC Certificate of Validation under its Emergency Response Validation process.  more...
Rapid method for Bioburden in waters and pharmaceuticals
The newly launched Red One™ is an innovative, fully automated solution for waters and pharmaceuticals, able to detect the presence of low numbers of micro-organisms in raw materials or finished products in 10 minutes. more...
Emma Millburn Director of Sales at Cherwell Laboratories
Emma Millburn brings a wealth of experience in strategic planning to a newly created leadership role at Cherwell Laboratories.
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Burkholderia cepacia selective agar
Burkholderia cepacia (BCC) is one of the contaminants most frequently encountered in sterile and non-sterile pharmaceutical products.  SGL’s BCC selective media meets the requirements of USP chapter <60> and offers improved isolation of BCC. more...
Paperless Microbiological QC
The Vaccines Manufacturing and Innovation Centre will be using Lonza’s MODA-EM™ for paperless management of a wealth of microbiological data - reinforcing data integrity compliance, real-time access to data, and providing fast input necessary to make informed decisions. more...
NSI ISO certified secondary reference standards for routine quality control purposes
NSI Lab Solutions, an ISO Guide 34 accredited manufacturer of USP secondary reference materials, provides pure, high-quality secondary standards when the use of primary reference-standard material to validate analytical results is not an option.  more...
SARS-CoV-2 Genomes
Codex DNA now offers 10 SARS-CoV-2 synthetic genomes. The full-length genomes, genome derivatives, and replicons with reporters can be used to generate recombinant viruses and pseudotyped virus particles for vaccine, drug and diagnostic development.  more...