Environmental Testing of Production Environments
For microbiological testing of manufacturing environments in the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries, Merck provides a range of dehydrated culture media (DCM). Such tests are performed after production of each lot to monitor that the production equipment and environment have been appropriately disinfected. They are designed to prove that the cleaning process was effective and that production of a new lot can start without the risk of microbial cross contamination.
Merck’s consistent quality culture media for the environmental tests in pharmaceutical and cosmetics manufacturing facilities are available in a variety of formulations as dehydrated culture media in the form of granules.
Our uniquely granulated culture media are not only convenient but also safe and meet the highest industry performance standards as described in ISO 11133. Granulated media cause significantly less dust than powdered ones, leading to less inhalation of hazardous media components that may cause allergic responses. Furthermore, granulation minimizes contamination of the work environment.
All Merck media are quality controlled according to stringent standards. This guarantees the consistent high quality of our products.