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Whitepaper: Analytical criteria in bacterial endotoxin testing using LAL and rFC

21 February 2019 | By

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…

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Real-time PCR detection of S. aureus in pharmaceutical products

21 December 2018 | By , , , ,

The contamination of pharmaceuticals by microorganisms represents a major threat to public health, not just in the USA and Europe, but all around the world. Pathogenic microorganisms cause morbidity and in some cases mortality when present in products.1,2 Spoilage due to microbial breakdown of formulations can affect potency and shelf…

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Microbiology In-Depth Focus 2017

19 October 2017 | By

The European Pharmacopoeia chapter on methods for microbiological quality control was recently revised to include a number of significant changes. In this In-Depth Focus Michael Miller provides the first part of this two-part review and Kevin Williams discusses a paradigm change in biologics microbiological contaminant control.