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Rapid Microbiological Methods (RMMs)



Developing micro QC for ATMPs

3 January 2024 | By

In this Q&A, Natalie Saunders, Interim Head of Quality Control at CGT Catapult, delves into the advancements and challenges in microbiological QC for cell and gene therapies. She discusses rapid sterility testing methods, regulatory frameworks, and the impact of automation and digitalisation on quality control.


Leveraging PAT for environmental monitoring in light of Annex 1

8 September 2023 | By

The pharma industry’s adaptation to Industry 4.0 has been slow, due to the extensive regulatory requirements imposed on manufacturers. However, regulatory agencies are starting to embrace movement towards more rapid/automated systems, as illustrated in the revised EU GMP Annex 1, which entered into force in August. Here, Isabella Jul-Jørgensen from the Technical…


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.