Pharma PET testing – Technical Information
Test: Preservative Efficacy Test (EP method)
MCS test reference: TMPh1
Quantity of sample required: 100 g
Total test time: 35 days
The exact test organisms and time points used depend on the product being tested. We will confirm this with you to ensure the most appropriate test is carried out.
The test involves the inoculation of the product with some or all of the following:
Along with these organisms we can also include environmental isolates that have been shown to exploit weak preservative systems. This gives the most comprehensive assessment of your preservative system.
Send samples to the address at the bottom of this page. Include a completed Test Request Form.
Written reports are provided upon completion of the test. Where requested, interim updates can be given by email.
Results are given as a passing / failing to meet the criteria of the European Pharmacopoeia.