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Environmental Monitoring for Pharmaceutical Industries

Quality Control monitoring in microbiology is critical and challenging for pharmaceutical companies. While hand transcription remains the standard procedure in use, these daily processes often result in errors, leading to time-consuming investigations and data that isn’t fully compliant.

The traditional methods to run Environmental Monitoring (EM) controls are extremely manual, variable and error-prone, but it remains the standard procedure. With hundreds of millions of samples per year, it often happens that errors occur, due to data integrity failures, incorrect enumerations, and missed samples, all leading to time-consuming and expensive investigations which can ultimately impact patient safety.

The Future Of Environmental Monitoring

At bioMérieux, we are strongly committed to empowering pharmaceutical industries to take control of their production environment. We believe that digitalizing and automating your entire EM process from sampling to analysis will limit uncertainty while enhancing productivity. Our 3P® solutions are innovative and flexible and will elevate your level of data integrity. Improve production efficiency and speed with real-time information. These changes are by no means an easy task, but by engaging with bioMérieux experts, end-to-end EM can be within your future!



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    Em-body Connectivity

    3P® CONNECT is designed to secure sample traceability and collection of your Environmental Monitoring (EM) data to ensure reliable decision-making and optimize process efficiency. This comprehensive system includes dedicated software and performant pre-barcoded 3P® SMART PLATES. Skipping the traditional paper-based process for EM decreases risk of errors and saves time during the entire production process.

    Em-power the Future

    Bridging the gap between standard processes and automation, 3P® ENTERPRISE transforms the future of environmental monitoring in the pharmaceutical industry. From sampling to trending, take control with an end-to-end, fully digitalized and automated workflow. Increase efficiency and ensure your products are safe and compliant with an innovative environmental monitoring system.
  • 3P® Environmental Monitoring Culture Media

    Bringing Confidence to Your Environmental Monitoring

    Accurate and reliable environmental monitoring solutions will bring you confidence when making product release decisions, allowing you to protect your product and your patients.

    Em-brace Traceability

    When conducting routine microbial surveillance of pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities, accuracy can empower you to make smarter decisions, meaning products, employees, and patients remain safe, and your business operates in compliance with regulatory guidelines. When it comes to Environmental Monitoring (EM), state-of-the-art culture media is a necessity when you’re counting on traceability and definitive results.
  • 3P® Support & Services

    Your Vision, Our Mission

    As your partner, we’re committed to providing you with the assistance and services you need to make implementation easier and faster.
  • AIR IDEAL® 3P®

    Bring Confidence to your Environmental Monitoring

    AIR IDEAL® 3P® is used for the detection of viable organisms through active air sampling.
  • API® 

    Manual Microbial Identification

    API® makes microbial identification simple and reliable. Combining a standardized method with an extensive and robust digital microbial ID knowledge base, API® can easily be implemented into any microbiology laboratory.
  • BIOBALL® Standardized Strains

    Microbiological Quality Control

    BIOBALL® is a small water-soluble ball containing a precise number of microorganisms that delivers accuracy and precision, batch after batch.
  • Media Fill Testing

    A New Version on the Media Fill Test

    We bring a new dimension to the media fill test with a Tryptic Soy Broth (TSB) containing a color indicator that changes from pink to yellow if your filled unit is contaminated so you can feel confident in your production process.
  • Pharmaceutical Culture Media

    Comprehensive Control

    Reliable culture media solutions safeguard pharmaceutical products from contamination, making them an integral part of microbiology QC testing. Production of our culture media follows rigorous quality control procedures, from formula development to validated performance.


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