Free white paper addresses sterility testing for pharmaceutical manufacturers

September 12, 2007 — AGAWAM, MA — A free white paper detailing sterility testing essentials for pharmaceutical manufacturers is now available for free download at

In the white paper, titled “Pharmaceutical Sterility Testing: Essential Things You Must Know,” author Steven Richter, PhD, president and scientific founder of Microtest, presents the general concepts and problems associated with pharmaceutical sterility testing and reviews different testing methodologies.

Sterility testing of pharmaceutical articles is an essential element of the sterilization validation process as well as for routine release testing. USP requirements employ sterility testing as an official test to determine suitability of a lot. Understanding sterility testing is beneficial in terms of designing a validation process. In addition, the need to provide adequate and reliable test data is an important quality assurance issue.

Microtest is a leading provider of pharmaceutical services and offers fill/finish contract manufacturing services integrated with stability and testing services that lower costs, improve quality, and compress time-to-revenue for pharmaceutical manufacturers. With 15 years of experience in medical device testing, Microtest is a single-source manufacturing solution.

For more information download the free white paper or contact Microtest on the web: or toll-free: 1-800-631-1680.

About Microtest
Microtest is a leader in testing services and contract manufacturing for the medical device, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries. Based in Agawam, MA, the company’s expertise and flexible processes enhance product safety and security, accelerate time to market, and minimize supply chain disruption.


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