Microbiological analyses | Tests for medical devices & cosmetics

Cosmetics - Microbiology - Enumeration of yeast and mould 

Our laboratory equipment for this method: Autoclaves 1, Autoclaves 2, Incubator

Cosmetics - Microbiology - Detection of Candida albicans 

Our laboratory equipment for this method: Autoclaves 1, Autoclaves 2, Incubator

Cosmetics - Microbiology - Enumeration and detection of aerobic mesophilic bacteria

Our laboratory equipment for this method: Autoclaves 1, Autoclaves 2, Incubator

Cosmetics - Microbiology - Detection of Escherichia coli 

Our laboratory equipment for this method: Autoclaves 1, Autoclaves 2, Incubator

Cosmetics - Microbiology - Detection of Staphylococcus aureus 

Our laboratory equipment for this method: Autoclaves 1, Autoclaves 2, Incubator

Ventilation and indoor-air quality - Hygiene requirements for ventilation and air-conditioning systems and units (VDI Ventilation Code of Practice)

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Ventilation and indoor-air quality - Assessment of indoor-air quality

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Sterilization of health care products - Microbiological methods - Part 1: Determination of a population of microorganisms on products 

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This part of ISO 11737 lays down the general criteria for testing the sterility of medical devices that have undergone treatment with the sterilising agent, reduced to the level expected in routine sterilisation procedures. These tests are foreseen when a sterilisation procedure is defined, validated or maintained.

Our laboratory equipment for this method: Autoclaves 1, Autoclaves 2, Incubator

This International Standard sets out a number of steps to be taken to assess the general antimicrobial protection of a cosmetic product.

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The test for bacterial endotoxins is used for the detection or determination of endotoxins of Gram-negative bacteria using the using amoebocyte lysate from the horseshoe crab (Limulus polyphemus or Tachypleus tridentatus). The CUP laboratories offer three techniques for this test: the gel formation technique, the turbidimetric technique and the technique with chromogen, which are based on the formation of a gel, the development of a turbidity after cleavage of an endogenous substrate or a color development after cleavage of a synthetic peptide-chromogen complex.

Our laboratory equipment for this method: LAL-Measuring Device

This part of ISO 14644 contains the classification of air purity in clean rooms and associated clean room areas and refers exclusively to the concentration of airborne particles. For classification purposes, only particle groups whose cumulative frequency distribution is based on the threshold particle size (lower (detection) limit) ranging from 0.1 μm to 5 μm are considered.

Our laboratory equipment for this method: Autoclaves 1, Autoclaves 2, Incubator

This part of ISO 14698 provides guidance on methods for evaluating microbiological data and estimating the results of collection of viable particles in risk areas of biocontamination.

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Special requirements apply to the manufacture of sterile products in order to minimise the risk of contamination with micro-organisms, particles and pyrogens. Much depends on the skill, training and behaviour of the personnel concerned. Quality assurance is of particular importance here and production must be carried out strictly according to carefully defined and validated methods and procedures. Sterility or other quality aspects must not be based solely on the final manufacturing step or testing of the final product.

Our laboratory equipment for this method: Autoclaves 1, Autoclaves 2, Incubator

This regulation describes the cleanliness classes and the determination of impurities in compressed air.

Our laboratory equipment for this method: Autoclaves 1, Autoclaves 2, Incubator