Industrial Pharmaceutical Microbiology: Quality Control
Industrial Pharmaceutical Microbiology: Quality Control

Industrial Pharmaceutical Microbiology: Quality Control

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Edited by Edward Tidswell and Radhakrishna Tirumalai

ISBN 978-1-917195-00-3  eBook, 525 pages, £240
ISBN 978-1-917195-01-0  Hardback,  525 pages, £270

Industrial Pharmaceutical Microbiology: Quality Control provides an in-depth comprehensive survey of QC pharma methods in the microbiology laboratory, to enable a better understanding of these methods, and to ensure better developed, more compliant, expedited procedures.

The reference text brings together the hitherto unavailable background, fundamental science, principles, development, intended purpose, and specific answers to questions of execution and qualification of compendial and related microbiological test methods. Key topics include the types of microbiological tests, reference strains and culture collections, and equivalence of reference strain.

Test methods and subject matter include bioburden, microbial enumeration, specified and objectionable microorganisms, antimicrobial effectiveness testing, endotoxins and sterility tests, microbial identification, biological indicators, water activity, disinfectant efficacy, and water. It also covers a critical, stimulating look into the topic of Environmental Monitoring. The comprehensive content provides useful guidance on the management of laboratory practices and laboratory assessments of processes and tasks. Emphasis is placed on a correct, contemporary, and standard of terminologies and definitions which is critical in the execution of these tests and a necessary common language when exploring their principles, development, execution, and troubleshooting.

In summary, Industrial Pharmaceutical Microbiology: Quality Control with its 20 chapters, 19 international authors and over 500 pages, enables the practitioner to have a complete understanding of these microbiological methods, and to ensure better developed, compliant, appropriate procedures and accurate meaningful data.


Contents

  1. Introduction to Pharmaceutical Microbiological Test Methods

 by Radhakrishna Tirumalai

  1. Terms and Definitions

 by Edward Tidswell and Radhakrishna Tirumalai

  1. Discriminating and Enumerating Colonies

 by Edward Tidswell 

  1. General Laboratory Practices and Management

 by Donald Singer 

  1. Sterility Testing

 by Edward Tidswell and Radhakrishna Tirumalai

  1. Microbiological Examination on Nonsterile Products – Microbial Enumeration Tests

 by Radhakrishna Tirumalai

  1. Microbiological Examination of Nonsterile Products – Specified and Objectional Microorganisms

 by Radhakrishna Tirumalai

  1. Testing for Burkholderia cepaciacomplex (BCC)

by David Hussong

  1. Bioburden Testing

by Edward Tidswell

  1. Antimicrobial Effectiveness Test

by David Porter and Radhakrishna Tirumalai

  1. Microbial Identification

by David Roesti and Hans-Joachim Anders

  1. Bacterial Endotoxin Testing (BET)

by Karen McCullough

  1. Medical Device Testing

by Sarah Bennett

  1. The Role of Water Activity in Microbiological Contamination

by Anthony Cundell

  1. Reference Strains, Stock Cultures and Passaging

by David Myatt

  1. Disinfection Qualifications

by Rachel Kirkham, Laura Guardi, Kim Morwood, Tim Sandle

  1. Laboratory Assessments

by Karen McCullough

  1. Environmental Monitoring

by Jim Akers and Karen McCullough

  1. Bulk Waters in Pharma/Biopharma

by Lucia Clontz

  1. Biological Indicators

by Kurt McCauley and Robert Bradley

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