Quality Monitoring is a critical and essential process during product manufacturing. It is performed with the aim to build quality products and ensure timely corrective action to address any issues. In order to manage economics and to assure the user that high quality test data is obtained on time, reliability and reproducibility are of the utmost importance. Pall offers a comprehensive range of solutions for Quality Monitoring to assure simplicity, speed and reliability of data. Please see the sections below to learn about our capabilities — from sample collection and preparation to rapid microbiological tests to getting rapid, reliable, results.
Microbiological Sample PreparationMany of the most widespread methods are based on filtration of a sample through a microbe -retentive membrane, followed by culturing of this membrane on agar, or a pad impregnated with liquid medium, or in broth.
There are several factors that influence the choice of filtration device used for microbiological testing - for example, samples may contain components potentially inhibitory to growth.
Choice of filtration membrane and device is therefore of critical importance in ensuring accurate results. Pall supplies a comprehensive range of products which help to simplify and streamline collection and preparation of samples to conduct microbiological quality control testing.
For more information, please see Microbiological Quality Control.
Analytical Sample PreparationRemoval of undesired contaminants is critical to many analytical procedures. For example, the life of High Performance Liquid Chromatography columns can be extended using appropriate filtration. Pall provides a range of solutions, including products certified for low extractables for use in HPLC and ion chromatography. Pall offers a range of both manual and automated high-throughput solutions for critical analytical sample preparation requirements.
For more information, please see Analytical Sample Preparation.
Pall's innovative GeneDisc® Rapid Microbiology System minimizes operator input, simplifies high-quality, reliable data generation and speeds time to result in hours, rather than days. The technology can quantify microorganisms and also allow their identification. This powerful platform provides a flexible solution for a broad range of microbiological testing requirements.
Some applications require microbial contamination detection based on a short culture-step, followed by presence/absence testing for any microorganisms present. The Pallchek™ Rapid Microbiology System provides a simple solution, which is complementary to the GeneDisc technology platform. Based on ATP bioluminescence, the Pallchek Rapid Microbiology System can deliver data in 24 to 48 hours.