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IMPROVE YOUR ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING

The purpose of the Redipor® Beta Bag is to ensure the safe transfer of ready-to-use gamma-irradiated prepared media, into your sterile manufacturing environment, while reducing risk, cost, and time.

The advantages of the Redipor® Beta Bag include:

  • Contamination-free transfer of Redipor plated media to maintain rapid production
  • Fully validated and guaranteed transfer process
  • Significantly reduced risk of biological and particulate contamination
  • Eliminating requirements for vaporised hydrogen peroxide (VHP) decontamination
  • Save on validated and on-site cleaning times
  • Optimised productivity
  • Can be attached to an Alpha Port up to four times without compromising its integrity

This method truly simplifies your workflow giving the process greater adaptability, while ensuring maximum safety of your product, and patients.

Key benefits of Redipor® beta bag

What makes the Redipor® Beta Bag an essential part of your Environmental Monitoring programme for your Isolator?

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The easy transfer of contact or settle plates for maximum safety, reliability and convenience

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Prepared according to European and US pharmacopeia recommendations

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Available with a GS1 - compliant data matrix barcode, to allow for easy data processing and traceability

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Produced in cleanrooms and gamma irradiated in the final packaging

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Long shelf life

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Available with 4 neutralisers for inactivation of a wide range of disinfectants and inhibiting VHP residue

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Room temperature stability

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The Redipor® Beta Bag

  • Supports continuous manufacturing
  • Reduces time and risk
  • Ensures sterile transfer of gamma-irradiated media

 

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Asked Questions

Should I use contact plates or Petri dishes for environmental air monitoring?

SAS samplers were originally designed for Contact plates, however, a Petri dish option has been available for a number of years. It is really a personal choice, although this should be decided at time of purchase, as the sampler will be specifically configured for the plate type chosen. There are advantages for each version and we would be happy to discuss your specific needs.

Why might I want gamma irradiated media?

The sterility of the packaged medium is assured and all but the outer layer of packaging is also sterile. Thus the risk to the environment to be sampled is greatly reduced. There is an additional benefit that the additional packaging and process extends the room temperature shelf life. This can be sufficient reason for small or irregular users to prefer irradiated.

What is the maximum exposure time for settle plates?

Settle plates are used to monitor the level of viable particles in the environment through a process of passive air sampling. A viable particle settles on agar plates at a rate dependent on its characteristics and the airflow in the environment.

EU GMP Guide Annex 1 has recommended that 90mm settle plates can be exposed in cleanroom environments for up to 4 hours. However, agar plates may dry out during long exposures where the rate of air exchange is high. So, it might be necessary to use deep filled settle plates, or replace the settle plate after a shorter time to ensure satisfactory growth promotion after exposure.

Is it OK to store prepared media in the fridge?

The storage condition for the majority of our prepared media is Ambient not exceeding 25ºC, the exception being a couple of very specialist products.

We have never specified storage in a fridge for our general media as this causes excessive condensation and can result in a very wet agar surface. This makes the product impossible to use.

What is the difference between general purpose and selective growth media?

General purpose media have nutrients that support the growth of most non fastidious culturable microorganisms. Selective growth media contain components that will inhibit the growth of some types of microorganisms, while supporting the growth of others.

General purpose media, such as Tryptone Soya Agar, are used to produce total counts. While selective media, such as XLD for Salmonella species, are used to test presence/absence of specific types of microorganism.

We need a specific or bespoke media type. Can Cherwell help?

Our Redipor Prepared Media range is so extensive that not every product is included in the official price list. In addition to offering such a wide selection of products, we have developed a flexible manufacturing process enabling us to produce bespoke solutions.

Find out more information here.

Contact us to discuss your requirements, whatever they are.

What is the maximum exposure time for settle plates?

Settle plates are used to monitor the level of viable particles in the environment through a process of passive air sampling. A viable particle settles on agar plates at a rate dependent on its characteristics and the airflow in the environment.

EU GMP Guide Annex 1 has recommended that 90mm settle plates can be exposed in cleanroom environments for up to 4 hours. However, agar plates may dry out during long exposures where the rate of air exchange is high. So, it might be necessary to use deep filled settle plates, or replace the settle plate after a shorter time to ensure satisfactory growth promotion after exposure.

What does the use by date mean on Redipor® prepared media?

For Redipor media the Use By date is the last day on which the medium should be inoculated or exposed. Any incubation period that is normal for that product may begin on that day. For example a 14 day sterility test in TSB or a 5 day incubation for a TSA settle plate.

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