Bacteria

USP <61> – Microbial Enumeration Test

The USP <61> - Microbial Enumerations Test is a product safety test found in Chapter 61 of the United States Pharmacopeia. It is suggested for use by the FDA for pharmaceuticals as well as cosmetics and personal care products to ensure that a product's preparation complies with pre-set specifications...

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USP <62> – Test For Objectionable Microorganisms

The USP <62> Test for Specified Microorganisms, like the USP <61>, is a product safety test from the United States Pharmacopeia. The USP <62> test evaluates a product for the presence or absence of potential pathogens. USP <62> tests are necessary for cosmetic and personal products to determine that any...

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Minimum Bactericidal Concentration (MBC) Test

The MBC test determines the lowest concentration at which an antimicrobial agent will kill a particular microorganism.  The MBC is determined using a series of steps, undertaken after a Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) test has been completed. MBC testing is useful for comparing the germ-killing activity of several antimicrobial agents at once. Summary...

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ASTM G22 Resistance of Plastics to Bacteria

The ASTM G 22 test method, titled "Standard Practice for Determining Resistance of Plastics to Bacteria" is designed to test the resistance of synthetic polymeric materials (molded materials, surface treated articles or similar objects) to bacterial attack.The main component of synthetic polymeric materials, resin, is usually resistant to bacteria,...

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Aerobic Plate Count: Bacteria

Microbiological contamination of cosmetics and personal care products during the manufacturing and production process is a common concern in the cosmetic industry. The FDA requires that all cosmetics for consumer use be free of filth as well as void of any putrid or harmful substance that could be damaging to...

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