Sartorius Stedim Biotech and BD Diagnostics strengthen microbiological diagnostics co-operation

Published: 16-Oct-2013

Will expand their product portfolio for microbiological analyses in the lab

Sartorius Stedim Biotech (SSB), an international pharma and biotech supplier, is collaborating with BD Diagnostics, a division of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) to develop, various ready-to-use, prefilled media products for microbiological applications in pharmaceutical, biotech and research laboratories.

Based on its many years of expertise in the development of membranes, SSB offers high-quality, single-use filter products for concentration of microbial contaminants in the lab. As part of the collaboration, BD will fill special SSB single-use products with BD culture media and supply them to SSB as prepackaged products.

In addition, the companies will explore ways to extend their existing business relationship by pursuing further innovative solutions in the field of microbiological diagnostics.

'The products we plan to develop under our agreement with Sartorius Stedim Biotech will enhance laboratory efficiencies for our pharmaceutical, biotech and research customers with these unique product offerings,' said Bob Ferguson, Vice President and General Manager, BD Diagnostics – Diagnostic Systems, Industrial Microbiology.

'By combining Sartorius Stedim Biotech's bioprocessing and filtration expertise with BD's microbiological media capabilities, customers will benefit from improved lab productivity and standardisation of sample processing.'

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