The recombinant Factor C (rFC) assay has been developed to help alleviate the pressures of a growing demand for the Limulus amoebocyte lysate (LAL) assay. Here, Sven Deutschmann and Johannes Reich discuss the advantages of rFC and its recent recognition by the European Pharmacopoeia as an alternative endotoxin test.
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With Recombinant Factor C (rFC), we’re making Endotoxin testing faster, easier and more ecologically friendly by mimicking nature, not exploiting it.
Changes to lab setups become necessary for many reasons, but the important role of quality control should remain consistently accurate. Tim Sandle and Kerry Skinner describe the details to consider when transferring an analytical method between laboratories or when changing your reagent supplier.
Testing for pyrogens is a critical step in ensuring the safety of parenteral pharmaceutical products and medical devices.
As the pioneers of the Limulus amebocyte lysate (LAL) testing methodology, Associates of Cape Cod, Inc. (ACC), specialises in bacterial endotoxin and (1→3)-ß-D-glucan detection, using FDA-licensed chromogenic, turbidimetric and gel-clot reagent technologies.
Nelson Labs has a long history of partnering with pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies. We perform a variety of testing to support your internal quality processes including: sterility (USP 71) testing in a cleanroom for isolator environment, particulates testing (USP 787, 788) using a variety of methods, bacterial endotoxin, filter validations,…
Those who work in QC know that the job is more than a box to be checked, and that it can’t be done effectively without confidence in the reported results. Tight timelines, regulatory demands, and stringent data integrity standards can make it hard to focus on what’s really at stake…
Wickham Laboratories Ltd, backed by five decades of global experience in GMP/GLP-regulated laboratory services, is an established name in the fields of pharmaceutical and medical device contract testing, research and consultancy.
The work of a pharmaceutical scientist requires precision, attention to detail and is of vital importance to the safety of products and ultimately patients. This section features insights from experienced scientists who’ve worked extensively in microbiological analysis, developing tests, methods and standards that help establish a foundation for the production…
Emerging recombinant Factor C (rFC) methods have many advantages to offer pharmaceutical quality control, including improved specificity, robustness, efficiency and alignment with 3R principles. First, global manufacturers have validated rFC and pharmacopoeias worldwide are on the move. Here, Karolina Heed provides an industry and regulatory update.
Microplate-based standard endotoxin tests require time-consuming manual handling steps, the results of which are by no means conclusive. Read how the GO PLATE - part of ENDOZYME II GO - helps to address these issues.
This article covers the analytical criteria that apply to Bacterial Endotoxin Testing (BET) using Limulus Amebocyte Lysate (LAL) or recombinant Horseshoe crab Factor C (rFC) for the bioactivity determination of endotoxin in aqueous solutions, such as pharmaceuticals and medical device extracts. It explains the importance of these criteria for accurate…