A lot of time and money is wasted due to the strict regulations that have been put in place in the cosmetic industry regarding the detection of Candida albicans, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli, and Staphylococcus aureus. What if there is a solution that would enable you to save both time and money?
Processes that require detection are put strictly in place for each of the pathogens you need to set up testing and for them to develop it takes anything from 5 to 8 days. That time is valuable, and it costs money and resources just to wait for results. But what if you can detect 3 of the pathogens in one go and speed up your product control to 3-5 days?
We will explore that in this article, how it is possible, and what you need to achieve this.
Due to the simultaneous detection of P. aeruginosa, E. coli, and C. albicans in a single culture medium and the new CondaChrome® PEC's excellent relative values of sensitivity, effectiveness, and specificity for all three pathogens, quality control and sample analysis in the cosmetics industry are both greatly streamlined and time-consuming processes are greatly reduced:
CondaChrome® PEC saves up to one working week in analysis time when compared to the reference procedures in all three scenarios, with product control taking place over a period of 3 to 5 days.
Finally, it makes identification chores easier because it is a chromogenic medium. This is because each species has a very distinct colour and form, and only target pathogen colonies will grow as a result.
Although the four pathogens stated above have a significant impact on this business, it is important to keep in mind that they are not the only ones capable of contaminating these items. Burkholderia cepacia, a recently discovered pathogen, is distinguished out among these microbes.
Given its capacity to fix CO2, this Gram-negative, aerobic, catalase-positive bacterium may endure in a broad range of environmental circumstances, including purified water with a nitrogen supply. Because of its sugar concentration and often somewhat acidic pH, its inclusion in cosmetics is extremely likely. Therefore, it must be confirmed that it is not present in these items.
Burkholderia is gaining a reputation for causing opportunistic infections, particularly in persons with impaired immune systems.
Consequently, it is becoming increasingly important to identify it, but are there established techniques for doing so? Condalab breaks the mould in order to achieve this goal by showcasing its chromogenic for the precise detection of Burkholderia.
It is a chromogenic medium with significant competitive advantages, as evidenced by the validation process's highly significant relative values of sensitivity, specificity, and efficacy.
Not to mention the chromogenic medium's typical benefits of speed, simplicity, and performance.
If you would like to know more about these new CondaChrome® media and its validation contact our Sales team today.
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