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The power of rapid methods for fungal ID

10 July 2023 | By

By leveraging rapid identification techniques, pharmaceutical facilities can enhance their ability to detect and mitigate fungal contamination, safeguarding product quality and patient safety. Here, Dr Tim Sandle explores key challenges associated with fungal contamination in cleanrooms, discusses conventional and rapid identification methods, as well as the importance of validation.


Shining a light on Raman for microbiological analysis

23 February 2023 | By

The detection and identification of bacteria is essential for biopharmaceutical production, the assessment of new antimicrobials and assessing contamination control measures. Developing methods for complex environments is challenging due to interference from the various molecules present. Here, pharmaceutical microbiologist and contamination control expert Dr Tim Sandle explains how Raman spectroscopy…