Mérieux NutriSciences - Micro quality control

As a manufacturer, you need to ensure your product's purity and quality for its intended use by consumers. Our microbiological cosmetic testing labs can help. 

Mérieux NutriSciences performs characterization and quantification of microorganisms in final cosmetic and personal care products, in intermediate products and for the control of manufacturing environments. We conduct tests to assess the efficiency of antimicrobial preservation agents, as well as sterility and bioburden tests.

Our protocols follow ISO methods and the official recommendations of all major international regulatory bodies.

Our range of microbiological analyses includes:

  • Challenge tests
  • Evaluation of microbial activity or ‘in use’ tests
  • Evaluation of formula stability and/or determination of the period after opening (PAO)
  • Microbiological analyses and determination of aerobic mesophile bacteria, mycetes and pathogens:
    • Staphylococcus aureus
    • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
    • Candida albicans
    • Escherichia coli (E. coli)
  • Microorganism isolation, identification (sequencing & MALDI-TOF) and storage
  • Validation of cleaning processes/procedures

 

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Characterization and quantification of microorganisms in final cosmetic and personal care products, in intermediate products and for the control of manufacturing environments. We conduct tests to assess the efficiency of antimicrobial preservation agents, as well as sterility and bioburden tests.

Stability and Period After Opening (PAO)

To ensure that your products meet quality standards when stored under proper conditions, a safety and stability assessment is required. Mérieux NutriSciences provides a full complement of customizable analytical methods in order to respond to customer requirements on a case-by-case basis. 

Stability and Period After Opening (PAO)

OTC (over-the-counter) medicines are safe and effective drugs used by the general public without prior recourse to a healthcare professional. OTCs must be manufactured and controlled in accordance with cGMP requirements for pharmaceuticals for human consumption. 

Mérieux NutriSciences can help with cGMP compliance in relation to the following:

  • Method development and validation
  • Quality control
  • Stability testing
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