Microbiology is the study of living organisms too small to be seen by the naked eye, like bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa and algae, also known as microbes. Microbes play important roles in food, bodily functions, biodegradation, control of disease, and even biotechnology. The study of microbes has helped develop antibiotics and other drugs, biofuels, and in the production of food.
Many microbes are found in and on the body and are called resident bacteria and are not harmful, but actually aid in protecting you from potentially harmful bacteria.
Pathogens are disease causing microbes, and sometimes require antibiotics to fight the pathogen. Antibiotics work by damaging proteins, the cell wall, or other cellular structure. One downside of using antibiotics is that they often can’t tell the difference between helpful and harmful bacteria which can lead to unpleasant side effects, in addition to clearing the infection.
Contract Laboratory has helped facilitate the following microbiology test requests:
- Veterinary Medicine company needs pharmaceutical microbiology laboratory needed for microbe specific efficacy testing of a newly developed therapeutic against Staphylococcus, Pseudomonas, Malassezia and Candida spp.
- Microbiology laboratory needed for yeast testing for humidity, lifting force, and maltase activity.
- LONG TERM TESTING FDA cGMP microbiology laboratory needed for USP water testing of water for injection based on USP monograph for Sterile Water for Injection and the European Pharmacopeia (Ph. Eur.) monographs for Water for Injections in bulks and sterilized Water for Injections. Also need extractable volume and uniform volume.
- Medical Device laboratory needed for ASTM and ISO product safety testing for evaluation of medical devices including toxicology, packaging and microbiology testing
- Microbiology laboratory needed for testing microbial content of grape seed extract capsules. The following information is needed: aerobic microbial content, total combined yeast and mold content, enterobacteria count, escherichia coli count, salmonella count, and staphylococcus aureus count.
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If you are in need of a laboratory to perform microbiology testing or research, call us at 1-855-377-6821, or by submitting an online test request.
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