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17th May 2021  Content supplied by: Merck

Why MAT Will Save Rabbits and Product Recalls - A rapidmicrobiology Podcast

This podcast is sponsored by Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Why MAT Will Save Rabbits and Product Recalls - A rapidmicrobiology Podcast

May. 17, 2021

In this episode, Laure Robert (Global Product Manager with Merck KGaA Darmstadt, Germany) emphasizes the importance of pyrogen testing with MAT as a final release test, gives reasons for geographical differences in MAT standardization, and describes how to implement MAT in the lab, step-by-step.

Click here to download full transcript of podcast.

For further information on the PyroMAT system, please click here to visit dedicated webpage. 

[1:00] -  Contaminant Limit Concentration
[3:00] -  Rabbit Pyrogen Test (RPT) or Monocyte Activation Test (MAT)
[6:20] -  Standardization of MAT
[7:45] -  Why perform a pyrogen test as well as BET?
[11:03] - PyroMAT system comparison to competitors
[14:04] - QC for pyrogens
[17:10] - Implementing MAT in the lab


Laure Robert

Laure Robert is a Product Manager working within the BioMonitoring organization of Merck Life Science. She took this role in 2017 and has been in charge of pyrogen testing solutions since then. During this experience, she had the opportunity to launch a new monocyte activation test solution on the market, namely PyroMAT® System.

Before joining Merck, she had experience as a product manager within the pharmaceutical industry for two years and then held a position of consultant within the healthcare sector for two more years.  She holds a Pharm. D degree obtained at the University of Lille, France, and a Master’s degree in Business Management (EDHEC Business School).

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