Bioburden refers to the number of microorganisms living on a surface that has not been sterilized. Therefore, bioburden testing is the enumeration and characterization of the population of viable aerobic microorganisms on or in a medical device, component, raw material, or package which has not been sterilized. Bioburden testing has application in fields such as municipal water, food & beverage, clinical, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.
How Bioburden Testing is Conducted
Bioburden testing is conducted in two parts: In the first, quantitative phase (microbial enumeration), the total number of viable aerobic microorganisms as well as the total yeast and mold count is determined. The second, qualitative phase (test for specified microorganisms) is designed to determine the presence or absence of specific microorganisms.
Our experienced microbiologists have unmatched expertise in bioburden testing, sample handling, disinfection, and avoidance of contamination. This minimizes your risk of having to change a sterilization dose or regulatory filing.
MBS provides hygiene audits for several industries such restaurants, hotels, food processors, cafeteria, spas, swimming pools, saloons, and stores.