Environmental Monitoring and Identification
Our experts can incubate, enumerate and identify flora from your environmental monitoring processes.
Our experts can incubate, enumerate and identify flora from your environmental monitoring processes. Using a VITEK® 2 system to complement traditional Gram stain and microscopy techniques we are able to identify a vast library of environmental and clinical organisms to aid in background environmental analysis, failure investigations and contamination issues.
Having an effective environmental monitoring program is a regulatory requirement for manufacturers in the pharma and healthcare sectors. At Lucideon we:
- identify to genus level as a minimum
- demonstrate your production environment is consistently able to deliver acceptable levels of microorganisms
- help you understand the bacterial ecology and establish a baseline presence so deviations can be easily monitored
- identify trends in populations and trace trends back to a source.
Sampling is performed in consideration of the process being undertaken. Areas where bacteria are likely to spread to items, equipment or operators, and hard to clean spaces are of most importance. We also test for container closure integrity for packaging seals.