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Test for Specified Microorganisms


Determining the Absence of
Specified Microorganisms

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Bioburden Testing of Non-Sterile Products

To support bioburden testing of raw materials, water and end products, Merck provides culture media prepared according to the corresponding harmonized methods set out in the European, US and Japanese Pharmacopeias.

Specialized culture media are available for determining the absence of specified microorganisms according to European Pharmacopeia, chapter 2.6.13 and US pharmacopeia, chapter <62>. Merck’s range comprises:

Solid Culture Media

  • 90 mm LI (Long Incubation) plates for the test for specified microorganisms
  • in bottles and tubes for Pour-Plate-Method and maintenance of stock cultures

Liquid Media

  • in a selection of bottles and tubes for enrichment cultures

NaCl-Peptone Buffers

Get more information about Merck’s complete range of dehydrated and ready-to-use culture media, proven filtration equipment and alternative rapid solutions.

Milliflex® Platform

Merck’s Milliflex® Platform is a complete solution for bioburden testing. It enables you to immediately streamline your microbial contamination testing workflow and leverage your quality assurance level by avoiding the risk of exogenous contamination

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