Part of Thermo Fisher Scientific
19 February 2007
Oxoid Offers Convenient and Reliable Quality Control Organisms for the Pharmaceutical Industry.
Oxoid offers a comprehensive range of ready-to-use quality control micro-organisms. These are ideal for use in pharmaceutical applications, such as bacteriostasis and fungistasis testing, microbial limit testing, bioburden testing, growth promotion testing and method validation. Quanti-Cult® and Quanti-CultPlus® are safe and convenient to use, delivering consistent counts of less than 100 colony-forming units (CFU).
Quanti-Cult® and Quanti-CultPlus® save time and resources in the laboratory. A film of preserved organisms is located in the cap of each plastic vial. After a 10 minute rehydration step they are ready to use immediately, eliminating the need for a growth period or serial dilutions. Quanti-Cult® contains a single inoculum of less than 100 CFU in 0.3ml, whereas Quanti-CultPlus® delivers less than 100 CFU in 10 inocula of 0.1ml. These highly stable suspensions offer excellent recovery and reproducibility, whilst the absence of sharps ensures the safety of laboratory staff.
Customers can be assured that Quanti-Cult® and Quanti-CultPlus® organisms are all within 2 passages from the reference culture and each pack includes a lot specific Certificate of Quality and transfer labels to accommodate QC/QA requirements.
Prior to rehydration, the vials can be stored until their expiry date allowing relevant organisms to be at hand without the need for stock culture maintenance.
A wide range of micro-organisms required by the pharmaceutical industry is available. For further information, please download the product data sheet (in pdf format) or search by organism on this website for the quality control organism you are interested in.