Balancing Act Between Outsourced and In‑house Culture Media Manufacture

By Gill Power

Cleanroom Technology – March 2018

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Cherwell Laboratories is featured in an article in the March 2018 issue of Cleanroom Technology magazine.  In the article Cherwell’s Microbiology Product Specialist, Andrew Ramage, puts across the argument for prepared media versus in-house manufacturing. The piece covers: Consistency and quality; Testing and validation and Effective transport and storage and can be found on pages 29 and 30 of the March issue of Cleanroom Technology or on the Cleanroom Technology website.

Here’s an extract from the article:

High quality culture media is essential for the pharmaceutical and the cleanroom sectors to achieve accurate, reproducible and repeatable microbial tests for applications such as environmental monitoring, process and operator validation, and product sterility testing. Andrew Ramage, microbiology product specialist at Cherwell Laboratories, argues the case for pre-prepared media versus in-house manufacturing.…


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