Pharmaceutical microbiology testing assesses the safety and efficacy of pharmaceutical products and ingredients through using testing methodologies such as:

  • Antibiotic assay testing
  • Bacterial endotoxin testing
  • Device bio-burden testing
  • Environmental monitoring testing
  • Microbial examination of non-sterile products
  • Preservative efficacy testing
  • Sterility testing.

In the articles below we consider each of these methodologies and the importance of pharmaceutical microbiology in quality control analysis and patient safety.