The microbiology testing company has announced they are now on the lookout for development partners, who will work with them to validate real-life samples
Microgenetics has developed a Rapid Microbial Method with six-hour result time.
With a 14-day turnaround time for compendial methods of microbial contamination tests and even the faster technologies taking around 4 days, this vital step is costing many companies time and resources.
That is why Microgenetics have developed SwiftDetect: an RMM able to identify any bacterial or fungal contamination in any liquid sample, yielding results in under 6 hours.
This will be a game-changer, particularly for short shelf-life products where a fast turnaround time is vital
“This will be a game-changer, particularly for short shelf-life products where a fast turnaround time is vital”, explained Andrew Davies, Managing Director at Microgenetics. “Using SwiftDetect will allow manufacturers to be confident in the sterility of their products before release. This could mean saving time and potentially money by reducing delays and the number of recalls through taking action sooner”.
Microgenetics are already solving some of the biggest challenges in the pharma and biotech industries with their innovative SmartControl Technologies. SmartControl EM is a seamless software solution to help facilities gain confidence in their environmental monitoring. SmartControl Colony Counter uses a cutting-edge Machine Learning model to automate the usually error-prone process, even on complex samples.
For SwiftDetect, trials are underway in the pharma and biotech industries. So far, the test demonstrates single CFU detection in a variety of samples, including biologics and tissue sample media.
“We’ve yet to find a sample type or volume that’s incompatible," added Dr Rebecca Sanders, Principal Scientist at Microgenetics. “SwiftDetect is therefore suitable for various applications, from sterility to raw material testing."
Microgenetics are now on the lookout for development partners, who will work with them to validate real-life samples. If you are open to a partnership or would like to learn more about how SwiftDetect works, visit the Microgenetics website.