Microbiology

Kymos is an EMA and FDA inspected outsourcing partner for GMP compliant microbiological testing of sterile and non-sterile APIs and finished products, including injectables, tablets and topical products, both small and large molecules. We are authorized to conduct quality control of pharmaceutical products for human and veterinary use as well as investigational purposes in addition to medical devices, nutraceuticals, phytopharmaceuticals and cosmetics. Our facilities feature a cleanroom with airlock technology and HEPA filters for the most sensitive operations and a 4-glove isolator Isoflex-S® coupled with a Steritest® pump and H2O2 sterilizer. Our expert team can support you in the following areas, often in combination with other quality control assessments:

List of GMP-certified services

  • Microbial limit test (TAMC, TYMC and pathogenic microorganisms)
  • Total viable spore count
  • Sterility test (Isolator Technology + Symbio® Pump Millipore)
  • Bacterial endotoxins (Chromogenic LAL and Gel Clot assays)
  • Particulate matter (visible and subvisible particles)
  • Water for pharmaceutical use (TOC and conductivity analysis)
  • Growth promotion testing of culture media
  • Antibiotics microbiological assays and method development and validation
  • Suitability and validation of microbial and sterility tests
  • Challenge tests
  • Run Media Fill (small batches)
  • Environmental monitoring (air and surfaces contamination)
  • Antimicrobial effectiveness testing
  • Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC test)
  • Biocides effectiveness

LIST OF TESTS BASED ON NUTRACEUTICAL AND COSMETIC GUIDELINES

  • ISO 11930:2012 – Evaluation of the antimicrobial protection of a cosmetic product
  • ISO 16212:2008 – Enumeration of yeast and mould
  • ISO 17516:2014 – Microbiological limits
  • ISO 18416:2015 – Detection of Candida albicans
  • ISO 21148:2005 – General instructions for microbiological examination
  • ISO 21149:2006 – Enumeration and detection of aerobic mesophilic bacteria
  • ISO 21150:2015 – Detection of Escherichia coli
  • ISO 22716:2007 – Guidelines on Good Manufacturing Practices
  • ISO 22717:2015 – Detection of Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • ISO 22718:2015 – Detection of Staphylococcus aureus

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