Evaluation of an Amplified ATP Bioluminescence Method for Rapid Sterility Testing of Large Volume Parenteral

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Journal of Pharmaceutical Innovation, 2019, 14 (2), pp. 152 - 158
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© 2018, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature. The sterility test described in pharmacopeial compendia requires a 14-day incubation period to obtain a valid analytical result. Therefore, the use of alternative methods to evaluate the sterility of pharmaceuticals, such as the Celsis AKuScreen™ Advance™ system, is particularly interesting because it allows a reduced incubation period and higher efficiency. The present study was aimed to evaluate and compare the performance of Celsis AKuScreen™ Advance™ system with the pharmacopeial sterility test. There was no significant difference between the ability of detection of microbial contamination observed within pharmacopeial method and test method. The Celsis AKuScreen™ Advance™ system allowed a faster detection of the challenge microorganisms, which indicates that the system is a viable alternative for assessing the sterility of injectable products.
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