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ProtoCOL 3 Automated Colony Counter – Fast, Accurate, Reproducible

ProtoCOL 3 Automated Colony Counter | Medical Supply Company

As all microbiologists know, counting bacterial colonies manually can be a monotonous and eye-straining task. To overcome this, many labs are looking towards automation to cut down on the time spent manually counting and free up the technician’s time for other tasks. ProtoCOL 3 is a next-generation automatic colony counter for regulated labs that require […]

Ready-to-use ‘Starved Cells’ for GPT of R2A agar

Starved Cells, GPT agar, GPT of R2A agar, oligotrophic organisms | Medical Supply Company

If your lab is following the Japanese Pharmacopoeia (JP), you will be familiar with the requirement to use ‘starved cells’ for Growth Promotion Testing (GPT) of R2A agar. This agar is widely used to detect oligotrophic organisms, such as stressed or chlorine-resistant bacteria in purified or pharmaceutical water. The Japanese Pharmacopoeia states: “Prior to the […]

14th Annual Irish Conference – Hot Topics in Pharmaceutical Microbiology – Dublin

14th Annual Irish Conference – Master Hot Topics in Pharmaceutical Microbiology – Dublin , Pharmig 2019 | Medical Supply Company

Come join Medical Supply Company and Isolation Technology at Pharmig 2019, where we will be on hand focusing on: Microbiologics ABE Airwel In particular the Airwel Plus with Self-Check, “the only air sampler on the market that allows users to verify on-site it is still operating within calibrated parameters” Enbiogroup Microjet When: – 15th & […]

What are auditors looking for in growth promotion testing (GPT)?

Auditors growth promotion testing GPT | Medical Supply Company

Microbiologics have published a new post highlighting the best practices that auditors look for when evaluating growth promotion testing (GPT). By referencing the various Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur., USP, JP) they discuss some of the key questions pertaining to GPT:  When must you perform? What are the requirements for the challenge organisms used? Do you need […]