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Pharmaceutical Microbiology · 2h ago

MALDI-TOF for identification of bacteria isolated from pharmaceutical clean rooms

A new research paper of interest - "Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization–time of flight mass spectrometry for identification of bacteria isolated from pharmaceutical clean rooms."The ...
Pharmaceutical Microbiology · 18h ago

Did FDA Set Stage For Salmonella Outbreak?

Preemptive Steps Taken by FDA Seen As Disrupting Kratom Supplies and Forcing Reliance on “Substandard” Product; Salmonella Issue Shows Need for Properly Regulated Marketplace, Not DEA Schedu...
Pharmaceutical Microbiology · 1d ago

Suppression of the Test for Abnormal Toxicity from the European Pharmacopoeia

During its 159th plenary session, the European Pharmacopoeia Commission endorsed the complete suppression of the test for abnormal toxicity from the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.).As part...
Pharmaceutical Microbiology · 1d ago

World Immunization Week 2018: more work must be done to close vaccine coverage gaps

Each year, the World Health Organization (WHO) uses World Immunization Week, celebrated during the last week of April, to promote awareness of the countless benefits of vaccines, which are u...
Pharmaceutical Microbiology · 2d ago

Decoy molecules target E. coli to treat UTI in mice

Researchers have designed sugar molecules that block E. coli bacteria from binding to urinary tissues, allowing the bacteria to be washed out of the urinary tract. The compounds represent a ...
Pharmaceutical Microbiology · 3d ago

Testing water for coliforms using a rapid method

Microbial control of pharmaceutical water systems is not only about numbers of microorganisms estimated to be present, as recovered through bioburden testing of a given volume of sampled wat...
Pharmaceutical Microbiology · 4d ago

Gut bacteria drive autoimmune disease

Bacteria found in the small intestines of mice and humans can travel to other organs and trigger an autoimmune response, according to a new study.The findings suggest promising new approache...
Pharmaceutical Microbiology · 5d ago

New Code of Practice on Product Recalls

The U.K. Government’s new Office for Product Safety and Standards has teamed up with BSI to launch the first Government-backed Code of Practice (PAS 7100) for product safety related recall a...
Pharmaceutical Microbiology · 6d ago

Taking aim at cholera

In 1854, John Snow's work on cholera in London immortalised the power of mapping as a tool for disease prevention and control. Over 160 years later, a more ambitious effort to map cholera ha...
Pharmaceutical Microbiology · 1w ago

BSI Brexit Position Paper

British Standards Instiutte (BSI) has consulted its members and stakeholders about the possible implications of Brexit for standards. The BSI Brexit Position Statement sets out the eight key...