29. Januar 2016

Biotechnology

Bioburden

Bioburden petri dish

You want to feel confident about the safety of your products and want to know about a possible contamination? Then get a Bioburden test from the BioLabs of senetics!

Bioburden is defined as the number of microbes, which can be found on a non-sterile surface. Since this contamination can easily happen during the production process, pharmaceutical and medical products are tested for quality purposes.

In our Biolab we conduct the testing of all kinds of materials and components regarding the total number of viable micro-organisms according to ISO 11737 -1:

  • Total microbial count on medical products (bacteria, yeast, fungi)
  • Membrane-filtration and plate count method
  • Microbial identification, if requested, with staining, PCR, MALDI-TOF and/or DNA sequencing

Biocompatibility

biotechnology: biocompatibility

You are planning to produce an implant that consists of an alloy or coating  that has not been used yet? We test the biocompatibility of your products according to ISO 10993 and check if the material is biological inert. Moreover, we make sure, that there will be no damage  to the surrounding tissue.

An important safety issue while developing medical products is biocompatibility. senetics offers you to perform different tests to ensure that your materials are biocompatible!

Biocompatible materials do not have a toxic or hazardous  effect on biological systems. As medical devices and implants are in direct contact with the surrounding tissue for a long time, they must not cause defense reactions of the immune system. After the German Medical Devices Act, medical devices must be tested extensively before being placed to protect the patients. We offer the following services:

  • Cytotoxicity testing according to DIN EN ISO 10993-3
  • Genotoxicity, carcinogenicity, reproductive toxicity according to DIN EN ISO 10993-5
  • Haemocompatibility according to DIN EN ISO 10993-4
  • Endotoxin testing according to DIN EN ISO 10993-11
  • …and much more on request!

 

Microbial Identification

Microbial Identification shigella

Test your product for potential pathogenes and make it safe!

Identification of microbes and thereby of potential pathogens is essential for the safety of medical products and your health. We identify the microbes of your Bioburden testing and specify the results of your potable water with various methods:

  • Bacteria species identification (gram-staining, catalase-, oxidase-, koagulase-reaction)
  • DNA-sequencing
  • MALDI-TOF

 

Wateranalyses

water analysis

You want to know, what actually is in your water? Get it analyzed and don’t worry about possible contaminations anymore!

A continuous screening of water, both potable and pond, can protect the health of humans and animals. For this reason, we offer different tests of your water. We analyze your water regarding to different parameters like microbiological contamination or micronutrients:

  • Microbilogical analyses:
    • Total plate count
    • Total plate count and faecal bacteria (E. coli, enterococci, coliform bacteria)
    • Total plate count and clostridium perfringens/pseudomonas aerugiens
    • Total plate count and yeast and fungi
    • Legionella: rapid test or according TwV
  • Micronutrients analyses
    • Safe water basic
    • Heavy metals
    • Safe baby water
    • Pond water
  • Kombi sets
    • Safe water plus
      • Safe water basic
      • Total plate count and faecal bacteria (E. coli, enterococci, coliform bacteria)
    • Safe baby plus
      • Safe baby water
      • Total plate count and faecal bacteria (E. coli, enterococci, coliform bacteria)
    • Bacteria plus
      • Total plate count and faecal bacteria (E. coli, enterococci, coliform bacteria)
      • Legionella: rapid test or according TwV

All parameters can be tested individually!

Please contact us in case of specific parameters!