Pharmaceutical Culture Media

Get a Culture Ahead

bioMérieux offers a wide range of prepared culture media products for product safety to meet your microbiological needs. Our media products are backed by a dedicated and trained technical support team able to answers your questions and helps meet your specific needs.

 

bioMérieux ensures the quality of our products through our Quality System and following rigorous Quality Control Procedures.

Our Quality System is applied to our prepared culture media through:

Design Plans:

  • Are established and maintained which describe the design and development activities
  • Are continuously reviewed
  • Design verification results are achieved
  • All initial quality production lots are incorporated in validation activities
  • Quality system improvement processes are constantly measured and monitored

Formula Development:

  • Are developed in compliance with reference standards
  • To meet pre-defined specifications
  • Use ingredients optimized for performance and lot to lot reproducibility

Validated Performance:

  • Medium manufactured under industrial conditions
  • Using pure strains, strain mixtures and some “wild” test strains
  • For product and shipping stability

Quality Control Procedure:

  • All critical suppliers are evaluated and audited
  • Raw materials are inspected to verify physiochemical properties and microbiological characteristics guaranteeing performance reproducibility between different lots
  • Each lot of ready to use media is tested to meet established quality control reference standards
  • Detailed Certificate of Performance accompanies each product lot  

Pharmaceutical Culture Media Features & Specs

3P Environmental Monitoring Media

The 3P™ range represents state-of-the-art culture media technology from both a formulation and packaging perspective.

  • Simplified inventory management - Flexible temperature storage
  • Maximize testing efficiency - One plate for all critical environments
  • Enhanced neutralization characterisitics - Consistency against industry cleaning agents
  • Optimized organism recovery - Controlled lot to lot reliability
  • Decreased need for retesting - Secure LockSure closure system

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QuantiSwab™

bioMérieux’s QuantiSwab™ is an irradiated, triple-wrapped environmental swab utilizing nylon-flocked technology. This patented technology offers the QuantiSwab a unique design allowing up to 60% recovery of microorganisms from surfaces compared to a recovery rate of 20% for traditional swabs. The QuantiSwab has also demonstrated a 90% release capacity of microorganisms captured by the swab.

The patented flocking technology projects nylon microfibers onto the shaft of the swab, allowing exceptional hydraulic capillary actions, whereas the design of traditional swabs creates a matrix-like environment in which microorgansisms can become trapped, thus making them difficult to release.

The QuantiSwab is easy to use and specifically designed for critical controlled environements to get a quantitiative indication of environmental surface contamination.

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Cleanroom Bottles

bioMérieux has developed a unique packaging, for high performance ready-to-use Tryptic Soy Broth and Fluid Thioglycollate media, that is specifically designed for use in isolators or clean rooms. The bottled media are packaged in specific plastic boxes, double-wrapped and subjected to sterilization with ethylene oxide in their final packaging to offer ideal sterility assurance. This new format delivers greater quality and dependability while eliminating the need to clean the bottled prior to use.

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Culture Media: Product Safety Uses

BioPharma:

  • Method Validation
  • Microbial Enumeration
  • Microbial Identification
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Clean Room Testing
  • Sterility Testing
  • United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Harmonization/Microbial Limits Testing
  • General Microbiology Testing
  • Room Temperature Storage
  • Bacterial Detection

Cosmetics/Personal Care:

  • Method Validation
  • Microbial Enumeration
  • Microbial Identification
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Clean Room Testing
  • Sterility Testing
  • United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Harmonization/Microbial Limits Testing
  • General Microbiology Testing
  • Room Temperature Storage
  • Bacterial Detection

Water Testing:

  • Microbial Enumeration
  • Microbial Identification
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • General Microbiology Testing

Blood Bank:

  • Bacterial Detection

 

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