Case study

Case study: Reduce plate counting costs and delays

Learn how a US influenza vaccine manufacturer concerned with intermittent positive plate counts used rapid microbial monitoring to save time and money.

A major bottleneck in pharmaceutical manufacturing is microbial contamination testing of process water. Traditional plate counting can take 5-7 days, during which the product must be quarantined. This method only provides a snapshot of the water loop, potentially missing out-of-spec events. Moreover, if a plate count produces a positive result, the test is usually repeated to confirm the contamination, leading to more delays and costs. Learn how using on-line water bioburden analyser can help.