Part of Thermo Fisher Scientific
22 June 2010
Oxoid Cold Filterable Vegetable Peptone Broth (cfVPB) is now available ready-prepared in low-density Bioprocess Containers (BPCs). Designed specifically for pharmaceutical media fill trials, these ready-to-use bags can simply be connected to your process simulation, eliminating the need for bulk media preparation.
The BPCs are manufactured from a medical grade plastic film that meets USP Class VI requirements and are certified free from animal-derived components. Connection is made through a male or female connector which is attached to the BPC with C-Flex tubing.
Oxoid cfVPB is also certified free from animal-derived components, making it ideal for production environments in the pharmaceutical industry, where there is a need to control the risk of contamination from animal-derived materials–particularly with the emergence of diseases such as transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSE).
“As a leading innovator in microbiology Oxoid is always looking at ways to streamline pharmaceutical applications. BPC’s provide an efficient means for companies to save time and resources,” said Maria Higgins, pharmaceutical applications manager, Oxoid products. “The containers reduce waste and lower cleaning costs. Moreover, the BPCs minimize the risk of cross-contamination, allowing companies to meet regulatory standards.”
Formulated using a pea peptone (digested using fungal enzymes), this is a highly nutritious medium that supports the growth of bacteria, yeasts and fungi when incubated under appropriate conditions.
The cfVPB is gamma-irradiated at a dose validated to be lethal for all yeasts, moulds and bacteria, including bacterial spores and mycoplasmas. The BPCs are, likewise, gamma-irradiated. The medium is prepared using water-for-injection–quality water. The BPCs are aseptically filled, ensuring that the prepared medium is suitable for use in pharmaceutical clean room support areas. The product is also accompanied with quality certification providing full traceability for each batch.
Oxoid cfVPB is available as standard in 10 and 20 litre volume BPCs; other sizes are custom-made. For further information, please download a copy of our Pharma Update.