February 6, 2024

20 Years of Trailblazing Science with the LAL Cartridge

Charles River’s invention, which 20 years ago made LAL testing simpler, faster and less reliant on the horseshoe crab, continues to evolve, this time into recombinant […]
November 28, 2023

Sustainability and Conservation in Microbial ID Labs

Maximizing customer impact while minimizing our impact on the environment As industrialization continues to advance, an increase in pollution and waste threatens our water, air, and […]
October 30, 2023

Hard to Kill Bugs

Strategies to combat bugs that resist radiation and disinfectants Dangerous microorganisms are everywhere. Humans do their best to get rid of them, but this labor is, […]
October 23, 2023

What’s Hot in 2023: Home & Personal Care Manufacturing

Discovering the latest trends and topics in this constantly changing industry The home and personal care market is a fast-growing segment. Manufacturers face many challenges to […]
October 16, 2023

The Risk of Non-compliance with Off-label LAL Usage

Limulus Amebocyte Lysate (LAL) is a reagent used to detect bacterial endotoxins in pharmaceutical products, medical devices, radiopharmaceuticals, dialysis solutions, raw materials, in process samples, and […]
October 10, 2023

Look Up!

Lessons from three pharma quality investigations. Let’s call them the tub, the tubes, and the sledgehammer Lessons from three pharma quality investigations. Let’s call them the […]
September 25, 2023

Compounding Pharmacies and the Need for Rapid Methods

Or how to avoid getting nipped in the BUD “They’re cutting our BUDs!” I heard this from an exasperated compounding pharmacist looking for any way to […]
September 18, 2023

Your water may not be as clean as you think…meet Burkholderia cepacia

BCC is especially troublesome because of its ability to resist preservatives and antimicrobial agents, growing even in unfavorable environments. One species in particular, Burkholderia multivorans, has […]
September 12, 2023

Incorporating Quality Control Technologies in the Lab

A framework to effectively implement a rapid microbial method If you’re reading this, it’s likely you have a clear understanding of the benefits and need for […]
September 4, 2023

Compounding Pharmacies and Bacterial Endotoxin Testing

Compounding Pharmacies and Bacterial Endotoxin Testing With guidelines changing, some helpful tips for compounding pharmacies on endotoxin testing requirements   The time is quickly approaching for […]