Biotest becomes new agar media supplier in North America

Media is manufactured in cleanroom conditions under GMP guidelines

July 9, 2007 — Biotest has announced the launch of heipha(TM) ready-prepared culture media in the North American market; for over 30 years heipha culture media has been distributed in Europe. The heipha line includes prepared media in petri dishes and contact plates, as well as liquid media in tubes, bottles and bags for fills. Furthermore, all agar media is manufactured under cleanroom conditions in accordance to GMP guidelines. Ken Troia, director of sales and marketing, states, “Biotest is excited to offer superior quality heipha media manufactured under quality systems similar or identical to those found in the pharmaceutical industry. Our manufacturing standards have allowed us to establish the reputation of delivering the highest quality products and we look forward to continuing that reputation across our North American market.”

Included within the heipha portfolio is the ICR line of culture media designed for monitoring within isolator and cleanroom environments. The ICR line is gamma-irradiated culture media which can be stored at room temperature. Additional features include individual identification labels as well as colored SDA media to allow differentiation from TSA media. Shari States, Microbiology Group product manager, notes, “The ICR line was designed to meet the needs of those who understand the criticality of maintaining a sterile environment. We take pride in the products that we produce, ensuring that every aspect is designed with quality in mind.”

About heipha
The heipha Dr. Muller GmbH company is a member of the Biotest Group. For over 30 years heipha Dr. Muller GmbH has been a leading manufacturer of high quality culture media for microbial diagnostics, environmental monitoring and sterility testing. It offers more than 600 different products used in the medical and industrial field. heipha Dr. Muller GmbH is based in Heidelberg, Germany.

About Biotest
In the United States, Biotest manufactures/distributes products in three distinct segments: environmental monitoring, transplant diagnostics, and blood transfusion diagnostics. Biotest is based in Denville, NJ, and is a subsidiary of German based Biotest AG.


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