Monday 1 September 2014

Approaching the Selection of Rapid Microbiological Methods

Rapid microbiological method technologies aim to provide more sensitive, accurate, precise, and reproducible test results when compared with conventional, growth-based methods. Rapid methods normally involve some form of automation, and the methods often capture data electronically. With several different technologies available on the marketplace, the microbiologist has a difficult, and sometimes expensive, choice to make in selecting the optimal method.
Tim Sandle has written a paper for the Journal of Validation Technology. The paper provides an overview of the topic.

This paper, whilst addressing some of the emerging technologies, is not so much about the different rapid microbiological methods that are available; it is more concerned with the considerations that need to be considered for their selection. As such, the paper provides some advice for the microbiologist to consider when drawing up a rationale for the selection of a rapid or alternative microbiological method.

The reference is:

Sandle, T. (2014) Approaching the Selection of Rapid Microbiological Methods, Journal of Validation Technology, Vol. 20, Issue 2, Jun 2014. Published on-line.

For further details see: IVT or contact Tim Sandle

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