Recovery and Detection of Microbial Contaminants in Some Non-Sterile Pharmaceutical Products

posted May 5, 2014, 3:10 AM by Managing Editor
 The presence of microbial contaminants in non-sterile pharmaceutical preparations was not only found to cause spoilage of numerous products but was also proved to be a potential health hazard to the consumer. Accordingly, non-sterile preparations have to pass microbial bioburden tests and tests for the absence of certain specified indicator pathogens. The objective of this study was to test the conditions and challenges for microbial contaminants recovery and detection of specified indicator pathogens in some non-sterile pharmaceutical preparations available in the Egyptian market.