INTERSCIENCE manufactures and services products for microbiological analyses in food, pharmaceutical, cosmetic industries as well as in research and veterinary. Our range provides reliable, fast results and efficient production management.
The Scan software is certified to comply with 21 CFR Part 11, a regulation issued by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that specifies how electronic documents or data and electronic signatures are to be managed.
Our products are now recognized around the world as references for their qualities of durability, reliability and accuracy and obey the G.L.P, "Good Laboratory Practices". They are in accordance with the following international standards:
MICROBIOLOGY OF FOOD AND ANIMAL FEEDING STUFFS - General requirements and guidance for microbiological examinations
This International Standard provides general rules for carrying out microbiological examinations carried out according to specific standards. The ISO 7218 standard recommends the use of: blenders bags, gravimetric dilutors, laboratory blenders, peristaltic pumps, pipettes, automatic platers, manual and automatic colony counters.
MICROBIOLOGY - General guidelines for the preparation of dilutions for microbiological examination
ISO 6887 lays down general rules for the preparation of the initial suspension and aerobic dilution for microbiological examination of products intended for human consumption or animal feed. The ISO 6887 standard recommends the use of: blender bags, gravimetric dilutors, laboratory blenders and pipettes.
MICROBIOLOGY OF FOOD, ANIMAL FEED AND WATER - Preparation, production, storage and performance testing of culture media
ISO 11133 defines the terms for quality assurance of culture media and specifies the requirements for the preparation of culture media for microbiological analysis. The culture media contained in our bags are in compliance with this standard.
MICROBIOLOGY - Horizontal method for the enumeration of microorganisms
ISO 4833 specifies a horizontal method for the enumeration of microorganisms by counting colonies obtained in solid medium after incubation under aerobic conditions. Our pipettes and automatic seeders are in compliance with this standard.
BACTERIOLOGICAL ANALYTICAL MANUAL
The FDA Bacteriological Handbook (BAM) defines laboratory procedures for detection in food and cosmetics. Our blender bags, laboratory blenders, peristaltic pumps, pipettes, automatic platers, manual and automatic counters are in compliance with this standard.
Following the recommendations of the WHO Expert Committee on Biological Standardisation (technical reports no. 610, 1977), the French Society of Microbiology created a Committee on Antibiogram (CA-SFM) to determine the critical values that delimit the clinical categories (previously therapeutic categories) and to propose a guide for the determination of bacterial susceptibility to antibiotics in association with EUCAST. The critical values defined for the concentrations and diameters of the inhibition zones, as well as recommendations specific to certain species or groups of antibiotics are published in this press release.
The European Pharmacopoeia is a unique reference work on the quality control of pharmaceutical drugs and medicines in the countries that signed the Convention on its elaboration.
COSMETICS - MICROBIOLOGY
Evaluation of the antimicrobial protection of a cosmetic product
We are part of the International Association for Food Protection.