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  • A Review of Fungal Contamination in Pharmaceutical Products and Phenotypicidentification of Contaminants by Conventional Methods

    Article Abstract:

    Microbial contamination of pharmaceutical products is one of the major reasons for product recall and manufacturing problems. Knowledge of the distribution of survival microorganisms in pharmaceutical environments is critical in the process control of non sterile and sterile pharmaceutical products. This knowledge is somewhat limited by the ubiquitous distribution of microorganisms in manufacturing facilities particularly fungal distribution. Identification of these fungi isolates from pharmaceutical environments using standard identification procedures requires experienced skilled technologists. To develop the proper corrective action when out of specification results are obtained, accurate fungal identification is needed if the contamination source has to be determined and tracked. Corrective action may not be effective if erroneous information is used to solve a given problem. This review provides guidance about knowledge of fungal contamination in pharmaceutical products and outlines an economic approach to phenotypic identification using conventional methods. (Abstract courtesy of ResearchGate.net)

     

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    A Review of Fungal Contamination in Pharmaceutical Products and Phenotypicidentification of Contaminants by Conventional Methods