The MPN method can be useful when traditional bioburden tests won’t work, but it must be clearly understood and carefully implemented.
Consider the Most Probable Number Method for Bioburden Testing
Published In: MD+DI
October 22, 2018
BS, RM/SM (NRCM), CISS-RAD
Scientific Competency Expert
Martell Winters is a specialist microbiologist (NRCM) and a radiation specialist (AAMI). He has been at Nelson Labs for 24 years and spent his earlier years working in the Radiation Sterilization group, responsible for bioburden testing and radiation validation studies. His specialties include microbiological process validation and radiation sterilization of medical devices, allograft tissue, and pharmaceutical products.