Microbial Identification

Rapid Identification Service for the Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Markets.

Rapid methods for microbial identification in pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing and packaging environments can be vital to an organization to avoid large periods of production downtime should a contamination event occur.

STERIS Laboratories offers a range of both traditional and rapid methods of microbial identification. These include the API strip method and gram stain testing, microscopy, selective media and now rapid identification via MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry.

MALDI-TOF (Matrix Assisted Light Desorption Ionisation Time Of Flight)

Our new MALDI-TOF microbial identification method utilizes mass spectrometry. Within minutes, it can identify bacteria and yeasts, among other organisms, to species level by producing a unique protein fingerprint for each microorganism on record, in a pre-populated database.

Adding this microbial identification method to our current API testing options allows us to improve ID accuracy and compliance, providing same-day microbial identification and reducing the requirements and risk of performing repeat tests.

Available services vary between laboratories. Contact us to learn more about the services offered at each of our locations

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