Perfectus Biomed offer in vitro microbiological testing to GLP.

The increase in drug recalls due to microbial contamination has increased significantly over the years. Microbial contamination of pharmaceutical products can result in serious illness or death, and so the manufacture and testing of pharmaceutical products is highly regulated to improve patient safety. Test methods for pharmaceutical drugs, injectables, eyes drops and inhalation products are therefore carried out to pharmacopeial standards.

We offer a range of standard and customised test methods including, but not limited to, MIC testing to EUCAST standards, anti-infective efficacy, sterility testing, microbial limits testing, biocompatibility testing and bacterial endotoxin testing. We support your product through regulatory processes such as New Drug Application (NDA) submissions and Pre-IND applications.

Please contact us to discuss how we can support research and development programmes related to pharmaceuticals and support your product through regulatory processes.

We are experts in:

  • GLP testing
  • Efficacy assessments
  • Biocompatibility testing
  • Planktonic bacteria
  • Established biofilms
  • Coculture assays
  • Fungal/yeast cultures
  • Spore forming cultures
  • Anaerobic cultures
  • Anti-infectives

We have experience with:

  • Reconstructed human epidermal models
  • Human oral epithelium model
  • Human corneal epithelium
  • MIC determination
  • MBEC determination
  • Novel drug compounds
  • Nanoparticle technologies
  • Drug delivery systems
  • Cytotoxicity
  • Endotoxin testing

Our library of test organisms includes: 

Acinetobacter baumannii
Actinomyces naeslundii
Adenovirus (human)
Aspergillus brasiliensis
Aspergillums niger
Aureobasidium pullulans
Bacillus cereus
Bacillus subtilis
Camplylobacter jejuni
Candida albicans

Candida auris
Clostridium difficile
Corynebacterium minutissimum
Enterobacter cloacae
Enterococcus faecalis
Enterococcus faecium (VRE)
Enterococcus hirae

Escherichia coli
Fusobacterium nucleatum
Haemophilus influenzae
Heliocbacter pylori
Halomonas magadiensis
Klebsiella pneumoniae
Lactobacillus casei
Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Neisseria subflava
Porphyromonas ginigvalis
Prevotella nigrescens
Propionibacterium acnes
Proteus mirabilis
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Salmonella enteritidis
Shigella dysenteriae

Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA and MSSA)
Staphylococcus epidermidis
Staphylococcus haemolyticus
Stenotrophomonas maltophilia
Streptococcus mutans
Streptococcus oralis
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Streptococcus pyogenes
Streptococcus zooepidemicus
Tannerella forsythia
Trichophyton rubrum
Veillonella dispar

WHO Priority organisms.
ESKAPE pathogens.

Other- please ask.

Medical Devices

We can use the PMM to test for bacterial adhesion to and host cell toxicity of experimental devices.

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Urogenital Health

Since much of the human genital tract is composed of mucosal tissue, the PMM can be used for predictive preclinical testing of compounds or products related to urogenital health.

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Inflammation and Biocompatibility

The PMM offers a unique way to investigate inflammatory cytokine concentrations in a cost-effective manner. We can perform ELISAs and multiplex assays to determine whether experimental compounds are pro- or anti-inflammatory.

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Infectious Diseases

Mucosal tissue is an ideal environment for microbial growth, making the PMM an excellent application for testing the efficacy of products to treat infectious disease pathogens. We can test for efficacy against planktonic and biofilm infections with this model.

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We are happy to help with your microbiological requirements and with any other queries you may have.

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Perfectus Biomed

Perfectus Biomed, a UKAS accredited microbiological contract testing company, represents the new wave of scientific businesses that are proud to call Daresbury home.

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