Microbiology Testing

Biopharmaceuticals, pharmaceuticals, biologics and medical devices need to be produced according to the strict requirements of GMP and must have release testing packages carefully designed to demonstrate compliance. Charles River provides microbiology support as needed for lot release programs, manufacturing, stability testing and other related situations. Multiple options for testing are available to satisfy different global compendial guidelines.

Testing for Sterile Products

Testing for Non-Sterile Products

  • Microbial Limits Test
  • Preservative Efficacy Testing

Other Microbial Testing Capabilities

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Design and execution of a complete testing program for your cell line that is customized to meet your exact specifications and is compliant with international regulatory guidelines.

Release Testing

Release testing services for bulk drug substances and clinical and marketed products for the EU, US and other regulatory-distinct markets.


We work with you to evaluate your quality control (QC) testing programs by reviewing your current testing structure and selecting the best-suited and most cost-efficient mix of insourcing and outsourcing options.