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Read articles about pharmaceutical microbiology from Microbiologics’ experts and other field experts.

Who Cares About the Growth Promotion Testing?

Who Cares About the Growth Promotion Testing?

Growth Promotion Testing (GPT) is so foundational to Microbiological product safety that it can be easy to overlook. Most industrial microbiologists understand the importance of GPT, but this critical test is sometimes performed incompletely and inconsistently. A...

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Top 10 Custom Control Strains

Top 10 Custom Control Strains

Since we launched our Custom Solutions program for environmental isolates and objectionable organisms in 2011, the most common strains have remained remarkably consistent. Even as the customers we serve (and the products they manufacture) have become increasingly...

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8 Aerobic Plate Count Best Practices

8 Aerobic Plate Count Best Practices

Several factors can influence the accuracy of aerobic plate counts used to estimate the number of microorganisms in food, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, and household products.  Below are a few best practices we recommend for achieving consistent and accurate counts. 1. ...

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9 Gram Staining Best Practices

9 Gram Staining Best Practices

Gram staining is an important procedure all microbiologists should master. A laboratorian performs a Gram stain for many reasons - from screening the quality of a sputum sample to rapid presumptive diagnosis of an illness like bacterial meningitis. How to Perform a...

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