Microbiological Testing

In addition to our environmental monitoring of microbiology labs, Avista Pharma provides expert, compliant microbial testing and identification services to identify bacteria, fungi and yeasts for the pharmaceutical, medical device, cosmetics, personal care, food and beverage manufacturers and other industries that require identification of microbial isolates. With over 30 years of experience, the Avista Pharma team uses state-of-the-art gene sequencing technologies (MicroSEQ® ID) and Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization Time-of-Flight, or MALDI-TOF (VITEK® MS), to complete the identifications and create accurate and reliable GMP-compliant reports. Our microbial identification service utilizes DNA sequencing for identification of microbial organisms, including bacteria, fungi and yeasts – comparing to an up-to-date library containing thousands of identifications based on 500 base pairs of the 16S ribosomal RNA gene.