On Wednesday, 13 November, Rapid Micro Biosystems will present at the 2013 PharmaLab Congress in Dusseldorf, Germany. The Congress – composed of six international and four German language conferences – will address techs, executives and other stakeholders who work in and around laboratories in the pharmaceutical industry. Attendees can expect to learn about new lab methods and materials, as well as updated regulatory requirements of the world's Pharmacopoeias.
At the international conference on sterility testing, David Jones, PhD, Rapid Micro Biosystems’ Technical Services Director, will be presenting, “Automating the Compendial Sterility Test.” He'll discuss the benefits and regulatory requirements of combining automatic enumeration and reporting with current sterility test methods.
Topics of interest include:
- Similarity to the compendial method: Recent automated technologies are similar to the compendial method in sample preparation and membrane filtration. Technicians require little additional training, and automation fits easily into existing workflows.
- Achieving faster results: Advanced imaging technology allows QC personnel to determine colony counts in roughly seven days – half of the time for the traditional test. Samples are also incubated directly on growth cassettes, allowing technicians to bypass re-culture steps and immediately move to identify microorganisms on out-of-specification samples.
- Linking to LIMS: Automated imaging also allows for automatic reporting, and some technology can integrate into existing laboratory information systems. Technicians, Quality directors and high-level stakeholders can quickly access the data they need.
- Validation of rapid microbiological methods: Because some rapid microbiological methods are similar to compendial tests, those methods have less steps to complete for validation.
Dr. Jones' presentation will surely interest executives and QC personnel who are trying to streamline their testing processes. We hope to see you there! If you can’t make it all the way to Germany, but still want to learn more about the benefits of rapid, automatic enumeration, download this free guide today.