Welcome to edition 8 of eureka! newsletter from Honeyman
In this edition:

  1. One of the largest BIER vessels in the world: Biological Indicator Testing
  2. Training Course: Pharmaceutical Sterilisation: Principles in Practice®
  3. D-value Verification: Custom Inoculation and Product Assessment
  4. Population Verification: Finding and Identifying Microorganisms
  5. Biological Indicators: Survival and Kill Time Verification
  6. Direct Inoculation: Testing Products and Occluded Environments for Sterility
  7. WHITE PAPER: Methods of preparation of sterile products and BI's
    How we use biological indicators during sterilisation validation activities
  8. DOWNLOAD:A Guide to Pharmaceutical Water and Steam Systems
We hope you enjoy reading eureka! Thank you from the eureka! team at Honeyman.

One of the Largest BIER Vessels in the World
With one of the world's largest Biological Indicator Evaluation Resistometer (BIER) vessels, Honeyman is one of the few independent contract laboratories worldwide with the capability to perform D-Value analysis and other associated thermal studies by direct inoculation of product or equipment using Biological Indicator Organisms (BI's). Click here to continue reading

Pharmaceutical Sterilisation: Principles in Practice®
11 - 13th September 2018
This training course provides delegates with a comprehensive understanding of moist heat and dry heat sterilisation processes, from theoretical foundation through to the practical aspects of validation and biological indicators.

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D-Value Verification
Custom Inoculation & Product Assessment
Honeyman is one of the only independent contract laboratories with the capability to perform D-Value and Z-Value analysis using Biological Indicator Organisms (BI's).
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Direct Inoculation
Testing Products & Occluded Environments for Sterility
There are two reasons to conduct a direct inoculation study:
1. Unsure of how a material effects the D-value, for example rubber tends to radically increase D-value.
2. Unable to measure an occluded surface or environment with a temperature probe perhaps due to physical space or poor access.
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Population Verification Finding & Identifying Microorganisms
The bacterial concentration of a BI is particularly important when calculating a desired Sterility Assurance Level (SAL). Biological indicator identification is a biochemical assessment of organisms to ensure correlation with the manufacturers stated species. Read more ...
Methods of preparation of sterile products and BI's
How we use biological indicators during sterilisation validation activities
The Ph.Eur chapters for sterilisation processes and biological indicators reflect modern sterilisation processes and changes introduced new requirements for users of biological indicators, these affect both the selection process and the way we use them during qualification activities.
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Survival and Kill Time
Biological Indicators
Survival time is the exposure time required in order for all BI’s of a defined population to retain viable spores. Kill time is the exposure time required to achieve inactivation of a population of Biological indicators to the extent that the probability of a viable biological indicator being 1 in 10,000. Ensure biological indicators possess sufficient resistance to validate sterilisation of a process. Read more ...
Water & Steam Systems
Leading pharmaceutical manufacturers turn to us for our knowledge on purified water, water for injection (WFI) and pure steam generation and distribution systems. Click here to download our handy booklet.
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