Microbiological Reference Material
PROPERTIES OF THE MICROBIOLOGICAL REFERENCE MATERIAL
The ielab microbiological reference materials have been developed through our R+D+i Department and are quantified by certification tests performed by laboratories accredited by ENAC according to the norm EN ISO/IEC 17025.
For the production of these materials, the established under standard ISO GUIDE 34 and document ILAC-G -12:2000 are followed. These indicate the general requirements for all the producers of reference materials.
ielab has obtained the accreditation as a Reference Material Producer for the products BACredi, following ISO 17034 standard, with file number 01/PMR001. You can find further information about the BACredi products in our Reference Materials catalogue.
All supplied material comes accompanied with a Quick User Guide, and with the corresponding Certificate of Analysis.
ielab has signed a Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) with the Spanish Type Culture Collection (Colección Española de Cultivos Tipo, CECT ®) under the modality 2*, by virtue of which its accredited products are traceable to CECT ® strains, as an internationally recognized Type Culture Collection
*Modality 2: Transfers where a subsequent distribution is authorized by the recipient or buyer of the MGR (Microbial Genetic Resource), as long as the recipient user of the MGR has a demonstrated capacity to maintain the registry of the individuals or institutions to which the MGRs are transferred.
ADVANTAGES OF THE MICROBIOLOGICAL REFERENCE MATERIAL
The preparation of the material is extremely simple, as the presentation is in tablet form (except for BACuanti-DNA) and is supplied in an easy-to-use sterile plastic device, or in individual vials, avoiding the need for awkward, complicated manipulation.
It takes only 3 steps and 10 minutes, to have ready bacterial suspensions of a known count.
In a conventional freezer.
There is no risk of contamination, as manipulation is reduced to the minimum.
The used strains are traceable to different Type Culture Collections, and can be shown to be no more than two steps from the original strain.
The existing concentration of the material is certified.
There are different formats for diverse microorganisms, at various concentration ranges.
Apart from the species available from stock, there is the possibility of preparing reference material for whatever microorganism might be required and at a concentration predefined by the client.