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Microbial Detection

 

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…

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.

The people factor: investigating the gown

1 August 2017 | By

An effective environmental monitoring programme is designed to estimate the microbial content of the room’s air and surfaces (by incident rate, against alert and action levels, and by assessment of different species) for operations performed within a cleanroom or controlled environment.

Guide To Testing Services

29 June 2017 | By

Welcome to European Pharmaceutical Review’s Guide to Testing Services, the second in our new series of ‘Guide to …’ supplements. In this edition, five leading testing service suppliers explain how their service offering meets current industry needs...

Scientific Poster Gallery 2017

29 June 2017 | By

In this supplement, we've brought together a collection of interesting posters from leading companies in order to celebrate cutting-edge research in the pharmaceutical industry and to share with our readers some of the varied work being carried out by their colleagues...