ECACC offers a Sterility Testing service; cell lines and cell culture media can be submitted for testing to determine if microbial contamination is present. This is carried out using classical culture techniques which are compared to positive and negative controls.
ECACC isolates bacteria and fungi using two United States Pharmacopeia (USP)/European Pharmacopeia (EP) recommended media:
Price (per sample) £118.45
Bacteria and fungi testing by culture to FDA Code of Federal Regulations. Title 21 (610.12)
If you are interested in using the Sterility Testing Service please consult the How to Submit Samples for Mycoplasma & Sterility Testing guidance.
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