Monday, 9 November 2015

Characterizing the Microbiota of a Pharmaceutical Water System



Bacterial populations inhabiting pharmaceutical grade water systems were investigated over a fifteen year period. The systems analyzed were mains water, purified and Water-for-Injection (WFI). Samples of water were tested by membrane filtration and the samples cultured using R2A agar. Culture based methods and phenotypic identification methods were used to characterize the isolates. The research was undertaken to produce an in-depth study of the microbiota of pharmaceutical grade water systems. The results presented act as a benchmark for industrial and pharmaceutical microbiologists to review comparable systems against, as well as to present a review of the typical culturable microorganisms recoverable from pharmaceutical water systems.


The above is an abstract of a new study which seeks to benchmark and characterise the typical microorganisms recovered from a pharmaceutical grade water system. The study appears as a peer reviewed paper, written by Tim Sandle.

The reference is:

Sandle, T. (2015) Characterizing the Microbiota of a Pharmaceutical Water System-A Metadata Study, SOJ Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, 3 (2): 1-8

For a copy, please contact Tim Sandle

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