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QC Standards, Controls and Proficiency Testing Schemes - a rapidmicrobiology Special Focus


Microbiological Quality Control from sample collection and storage through to ensuring the culture media used is capable of supporting growth of target organisms and does not have any  contamination issues is essential to ensuring microbiological results are meaningful.

In this rapidmicrobiology special focus we explore what products are available to help labs meet ISO 11133:2014 requirements for growth promotion testing.

Peter Penn, formerly of Microbiologics discusses the range of products that are designed to help laboratories ensure they achieve the correct CFU of reference organisms required to carry out the various testing procedures that they perform, whether it be the GPT or other tests.

For Growth Promotion Testing, Microbiologics shares their best practices for each (spread plate, pour plate, or membrane filtration) technique.

The ultimate QC test is of course, can the lab get the right result from actual samples? Proficiency Testing Program provider, BIPEA showcases their range of over 15 microbiological analytes including: acetic and lactic acid bacteria and foodborne viruses - GI Norovirus, GII Norovirus, Hepatitis A virus.

Provider of Proficiency Testing Programs for Food and Environmental Testing

Provider of Proficiency Testing Programs for Food and Environmental Testing

Verify the accuracy and reliability of your laboratory's detection and enumeration competancy with BIPEA Proficiency Testing Schemes, which offer a wide range of analytes in real food matrices - including Salmonella, Listeria, Staphylococcal toxins and food borne viruses,
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Protect your Analyses With Reliable Water Quality

Protect your Analyses With Reliable Water Quality

With the Thermo Scientific™ Barnstead™ Smart2Pure™ water purification systems, you can trust your water is free of chemical and microbiological contaminants, protect your analyses and benefit from easy-to-use configurations and lasting economy.
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Thermo Scientific™ Culti-Loops™ Quality Control Organisms

Thermo Scientific™ Culti-Loops™ Quality Control Organisms

Culti-Loops™ are ready-to-use, disposable bacteriological loops containing stabilized, viable microorganisms in a unique gel matrix. Ensure consistent microbiological testing for pharmaceutical and food products with strict quality control materials.
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Plating Technique Best Practices for Growth Promotion Testing

Plating Technique Best Practices for Growth Promotion Testing

When performing Growth Promotion Testing on new batches of media, one of three plating techniques can be used: Spread Plate, Pour Plate, or Membrane Filtration. Microbiologics shares their Top 5 Best Practices for each of these plating methods.
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The Growth Promotion Test - How to Choose and Validate Your EM Culture Media Supplier

The Growth Promotion Test - How to Choose and Validate Your EM Culture Media Supplier

Peter Penn, Sales Director at NaughtonPenn Consultants discusses products that are designed to help laboratories ensure they achieve the correct CFU of reference organisms required to carry out the various testing procedures that they perform, whether it be the GPT or other tests.
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BIOBALL®: Where Accuracy, Precision, Efficiency, and Consistency Matters the Most

BIOBALL<sup>®</sup>: Where Accuracy, Precision, Efficiency, and Consistency Matters the Most

BIOBALL®: 20 years of delivering confidence for your microbiological quality control. This small freeze dried water-soluble certified reference material provides time and labour-intensive cost savings, improving overall lab efficiency and productivity.
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CultiControl Freeze-Dried Pellets

CultiControl Freeze-Dried Pellets

Learn more about ATCC® and NCTC® derived CultiControl microorganisms.
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Condalab, Your ISO 11133 Partner for Your QC Procedures

Condalab, Your ISO 11133 Partner for Your QC Procedures

ISO 11133 is key to have reliable results of your microbiological analysis. At Condalab, all of our culture media quality assurance is tested and validated according to this standard to make your own QC procedures easier.
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Evaluate the Entire Analytical Process of the BCID2 Panel Assay for Sepsis

Evaluate the Entire Analytical Process of the BCID2 Panel Assay for Sepsis

Now available in the UK from Alpha Laboratories, MDx-Chex evaluates the entire analytical process of the assay, including cell lysis, DNA extraction, purification and removal of PCR inhibitors, as well as qPCR amplification, detection, and analysis.
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ECCMID 2022 – EUCAST Evaluations of Commercially Available AST Products

ECCMID 2022 – EUCAST Evaluations of Commercially Available AST Products

A selection of posters submitted by EUCAST development labs and presented at ECCMID 2022 evaluating AST products on the market. 
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Ensure Your Pipetting Is Accurate, Precise and Reproducible - Join the Sartorius Pipetting Academy

Ensure Your Pipetting Is Accurate, Precise and Reproducible - Join the Sartorius Pipetting Academy

Reproducible results require correct pipetting techniques, the Sartorius Pipetting Academy offers nine free online training modules ranging from the basics of liquid handling to specialized modules such as proper pipetting for cell culture lab work - discover how to minimise your pipetting errors.
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A Guide to GMP Regulations – Part 3: Quality Control

A Guide to GMP Regulations – Part 3: Quality Control

A Quality unit should be present in every GMP facility to confirm compliance with good manufacturing practices. But what is required of Quality Control according to GMP guidelines? What tests should be carried out? How should results be analysed?
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Date Published: 17th May 2022

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