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Microbiología Farmacéutica

tomato DNAWhether you need to ensure sterility, determine antimicrobial effectiveness, microbial contamination or bioburden, analyse endotoxins or identify flora from your environmental monitoring processes, we are here to help.

Sterility Testing

We use two methods to perform sterility testing:

  • Membrane Filtration
  • Direct Inoculation

Antimicrobial Efficacy Testing (AET)

According to USP on an array of products. The product is inoculated with a specified number of each challenge organism.  Over a period of 28 days the product is examined to determine the number of viable microorganisms which survive at each specified time interval.

Microbial Limits Testing

For non-sterile products, we can perform microbial contamination testing using harmonised pharmacopoeial or client-supplied methods to determine the bioburden within the sample. Microbial enumeration – Total Yeast and Mould Count (TYMC) and Total Aerobic Microbial Count (TAMC) analysis and tests for specified microorganisms are employed for this.

Bioburden Determination

Bioburden testing is performed to ensure that your products comply with the associated standards. Lucideon offers assessment of the quality of your production processes and can work with clients to produce solutions and improvements.

Bioburden testing is used in a number of situations as part of:

  • validation and revalidation of sterilization processes
  • routine monitoring for control of manufacturing processes
  • assessment of the efficiency of cleaning processes

Endotoxin (LAL) Testing

We can perform analysis of endotoxins using Kinetic Turbidimetric methodology.  Limulus Amoebocyte Lysate (LAL) is used to detect and quantify bacterial endotoxins extracted from the products.

Environmental Monitoring and Identification

Our experts can incubate, enumerate and identify flora from your environmental monitoring processes. We are able to identify a vast library of environmental and clinical organisms to aid in background environmental analysis, failure investigations and contamination issues.

Water Analysis

We analyze water quality to pharmacopoeial monographs (USP)

Valoración de bactericidas y fungicidas

Los antisépticos y desinfectantes son sustancias que tienen capacidad biocida debido a que contienen una o más sustancias activas destinadas a destruir, contrarrestar, neutralizar, impedir la acción o ejercer un control de otro tipo sobre cualquier organismo nocivo por medios químicos o biológicos

La actividad de un antiséptico y desinfectante está determinada por varios factores: la concentración y propiedades de los agentes activos, el tipo y características de los microorganismos sobre los que actúa, las condiciones ambientales, y las acciones de los usuarios.

Puede ser de su interés verificar la actividad biocida de sus antisépticos y desinfectantes utilizados en detergentes, pinturas y en la limpieza y desinfección de industrias alimentarias, piscinas, en pinturas, tintas y en envases en contacto con alimentos; en este último caso, también puede ser de su interés determinar la posible transferencia de restos de estas substancias biocidas al alimento.

Utilizando normas de organismos de reconocido prestigio (UNE, DIN, AFNOR…) podemos determinar la actividad bactericida y/o fungicida en los productos referidos, así como la posible transferencia de residuos al alimento.

Actividad antibacteriana en acabados de textiles

Evaluación de la contaminacion en textiles

Medical Devices

We perform a complete range of laboratory tests to ensure the quality and safety of medical devices according to current harmonized standards.

  • Bioburden determination before sterilization
  • Sterility testing and validation
  • Endotoxin testing by kinetic-turbidmetric or chromagenic methods
  • Bacteriostasis and fungistasis testing
  • Environmental monitoring of production zones