Whitehouse Laboratories Officially Opens New Microbiological Laboratory

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Testing now available for USP 61, USP 62 and USP 51. New And Existing Clients Can Now Complete Chemistry And Microbiology Testing With One Source.

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The addition of micro testing services will offer our clients a comprehensive testing service that includes all facets (chemistry and microbiological) of testing required for product approval

Whitehouse Laboratories is pleased to announce the official opening of the new Microbiological Laboratory. The new stand-alone facility will start testing for USP 61, USP 62 and USP 51 and enables new and existing clients the opportunity to have complete chemistry and microbiology testing performed by one supplier.

“The addition of micro testing services will offer our clients a comprehensive testing service that includes all facets [chemistry and microbiological] of testing required for product approval and enhances and supports the extensive raw material testing services we currently offer”, states Mark Stier, General Manager. “Whitehouse will continue to monitor client needs and if additional micro or other testing is required to assist our clients, Whitehouse will continue to expand into these areas.”

USP 61 product safety testing is required to ensure that a product preparation complies with a pre-set specification for microbiological quality. This enumeration test is performed as a plate count to determine if a product is contaminated with bacteria and/or fungi above acceptable levels. In a similar function, USP 62 testing evaluates for specific pathogens such as Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella species, Clostridium species, Candida albicans and bile-tolerant gram negative bacteria. USP 51 is a preservative/antimicrobial effectiveness test that is commonly required for products which utilize a preservative system, such as drug products for multiple use, e.g. injection, otic, oral, nasal, topical and antacid products, cosmetics, and personal care products (e.g. shampoo, conditioner, lotion).

About Whitehouse Laboratories
The leader in testing, Whitehouse Labs, a division of Albany Molecular Research Inc., offers comprehensive analytical services providing support for manufacturing from development to market. From analytical chemistry and material qualification to packaging optimization, Whitehouse Laboratories is the testing partner for the world's leading Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Medical Device, Life Sciences and Consumer Products organizations.

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