Lab M now offers full range of European Pharmacopoeia (EP) media

All 17 dehydrated culture media products listed in the EP are available from the firm

Lab M has enhanced its pharmacopoeia range to ensure that all media listed in the European Pharmacopoeia 8.0 volume 1 (2014) are available in its portfolio.

The Heywood, Lancashire firm now offers all 17 dehydrated culture media products referenced in the European Pharmacopoeia (EP), each formulated to and performance tested by the requirements specified within the pharmacopoeia. The use of Lab M's products enables laboratories to comply to the EP standard, which is harmonised with the equivalent chapters of the United States (USP) and Japanese (JP) pharmacopoeias, the firm said.

'We're very excited to offer these 17 products as they expand our presence within the pharmaceutical industry, demonstrating the capabilities of Lab M and the breadth of our portfolio,' said Ian Morris, Lab M's General Manager.

The 17 products within the EP range include media for sterility testing, for the examination of non-sterile products for specific organisms, and support media for control culture cultivation inoculum preparation.

Lab M's microbiological culture media, supplements, immunomagnetic separation techniques and proficiency testing systems are used in laboratories around the world.

In November 2015, the firm's quality control laboratory in Heywood was granted ISO 17025:2005 accreditation by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).

The company also supplies bulk peptones and other raw materials used in a number of applications, including the manufacture of vaccines.