bioMérieux launches 3P culture media range for cleanrooms and isolators

Enables flexible storage conditions and a long shelf life of 24 weeks

bioMérieux Industry, a business unit of bioMérieux dedicated to industrial application diagnostics, has added 3P, a new culture media for cleanroom and isolator use, to its product portfolio.

3P was co-developed by a bioMérieux international research and development team and has been designed specifically for environmental monitoring in aseptic manufacturing environments.

'3P was tested for growth promotion from a library of 100+ organisms including USP strains and wild plant isolates. This product was developed with an innovative packaging system to manage moisture content in the product,' said Corinne de la Foata, Senior Development Scientist at bioMérieux.

The innovative packaging system manages product quality, enables a long shelf life and is resistant to vaporised hydrogen peroxide

bioMérieux’s Industry franchise offers products for industrial quality control laboratories, in particular for biopharmaceutical customers and provides solutions for environmental monitoring, microbial detection, sterility testing and microbial identification.

The company says 3P enables flexible storage conditions from 2–25°C, a long shelf life of 24 weeks, and provides excellent neutralisation capability for contact plates confirmed by testing against a wide array of disinfectants commonly used in pharmaceutical cleanrooms.

The innovative packaging system manages product quality, enables a long shelf life and is resistant to vaporised hydrogen peroxide commonly used for isolator sterilisation cycles.

'Development of 3P represents an important milestone for our biopharmaceutical customers and this new range delivers excellent performance over the product shelf life,' said Miguel Villa, VP Sales and Marketing for Industrial Applications, bioMérieux North America.