Microbiological Analysis

We help you ensure the microbiological quality of your pharmaceutical, medical device and healthcare products, demonstrate that you are meeting regulatory requirements and prove that you have good hygienic production procedures.

Microbiology Analysis, including Water Testing

You can rely on our MHRA-inspected microbiology laboratory to test your product’s microbiological quality and safety and provide method development and validation services. We also partner with you in instances where pharmaceutical microbiology testing, consultancy and troubleshooting are required, for continuous improvement of your processes and procedures or in response to a specific incident.

We perform microbial limits testing for specific pathogens, bacteria, yeast and moulds at all stages of the production cycle, from raw materials, finished products and medical devices.  

In addition to this, we also offer preservative efficacy testing, kinetic turbidimetric LAL (Limulus Amebocyte Lysate) endotoxin analysis, analysis of water, challenge testing, and environmental monitoring to fully support in ensuring the microbiological quality and of your products.  

Microbiological services include:-

  • Microbial limits to EP, USP and JP 
  • Quantitative endotoxin analysis
  • Preservative efficacy testing
  • Environmental monitoring
  • The European Suspension Test (eg EN1276, EN13697)
  • Water testing
  • Method development and validation

Typical product types tested:-

  • Oral
  • Topical 
  • Parenteral
  • Ophthalmic
  • Medical devices
  • Raw materials

More Resources

Specialist Pharmaceutical Services - RSSL Brochure
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Pharmaceutical Training - RSSL Brochure
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For any questions regarding our services, getting a proposal or submitting samples, please contact the team on:

t: +44 (0)118 918 4076
e: enquiries@rssl.com


Training Courses
  • GMP for Medical Devices