Microbiological services

ESR’s Pharmaceutical Programme provides leading microbiology testing services across a full range of methods. Our facility meets the strict requirements for microbiological testing specified under ISO 17025 and GMP, and all our methods are compliant with the methods detailed in the major pharmacopoeia (BP, EP, USP).

Our testing services include:

  • Sterility testing (including medical devices by direct inoculation)
  • Microbial limits
  • Bioburden
  • Antimicrobial preservative effectiveness testing (PET)
  • Microbial challenge testing
  • Bacterial endotoxin testing – using the Charles River Kinetic Chromogenic LAL method
  • Environmental settle plates
  • Organism identification