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Special Focus on Using Rapid Microbiological Methods to Streamline Workflow in Vaccine Production


The pharmaceutical industry's COVID-19 pandemic response to develop a vaccine and supply drugs for patients has been a global collaborative effort. As giants of the industry merge with vaccine developers, the science community is witnessing a revolution in biologics manufacturing, where processing time is cut in half and operational efficiency as a whole, is maximized. And a significant factor in this encouraging response is the utilization of rapid microbial methods (RMMs). Whether it's for environmental monitoring, endotoxin or bioburden testing there's a role for faster, more efficient approaches.

In this rapidmicrobiology special focus, browse through a range of rapid methods that can help streamline the microbial testing workflow in vaccine development and production. We have an interview with Anne Connors, Senior Field Marketing Specialist at Merck, who discusses how the Milliflex® Family of rapid microbial methods allows faster testing of raw materials to aid final product release, and how customer feedback can drive innovation in providing a more user-friendly experience for the QC microbiologist. Discover the extensive validation support Charles River Laboratories are offering with their Celsis® rapid detection platform, that can deliver sterility testing in just 6 days.

Not sure what or how to test for endotoxin contamination? Allen L. Burgenson, Lonza Pharma&Biotech – Testing Solutions can guide you.

There's a downloadable study describing how Monocyte Activation Testing detects both endotoxin and non-endotoxin pyrogens in vaccine preparation. Plus, learn about FUJIFILM Wako's PYROSTAR™ technology, the only inherently endotoxin-specific products on the market and explore the differences between using LAL and ENDONEXT recombinant Factor C (rFC), with the downloadable paper here.

For environmental monitoring, BIOTRAK® can offer real-time viable particle counting for continuous manufacturing without stoppages. There's a useful infographic from Rapid Micro Biosystems clearly illustrating the differences in time to result and number of manual handling steps when using the Growth Direct™ system. Plus, Microgenetics are currently offering SmartControl environmental monitoring software free of charge for a 12-month period to facilities involved in the fight against COVID-19.

Sino Biologicals have a full range of bioreagents to compliment and aid in COVID-19 vaccine development including mammalian cell-made COVID-19 viral recombinant proteins.

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Streamline Your Microbial Testing Workflow to Increase Vaccine Productivity

Streamline Your Microbial Testing Workflow to Increase Vaccine Productivity

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.
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Study: MAT Detects Endotoxin & Non-Endotoxin Pyrogen in Vaccine Prep

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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.
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FUJIFILM Wako Chemicals U.S.A., Endotoxin-Specific LAL Reagents

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Rapid Micro Biosystems Announces Global Expansion to Support Pharma Manufacturing

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Bioreagents Related to SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccine Development

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Ecological, Efficient and Sustainable Endotoxin Testing  

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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.
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Challenges of Environmental Monitoring: Scale-up with SmartControl

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Bakers' Specialised Clean Air Enclosures Offer the Highest Standard of Air Containment 

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