Company Sees Success With Automated Endotoxin Testing
Pfizer’s biotechnology site in Andover, Mass., has used Charles River Laboratories’ Endosafe® Multi-Cartridge System (MCS™) for testing routine water samples in the QC microbiology lab since 2010. Although this system reduces the individual sample test-ing time from 60 to 15–20 minutes, each unit can only process five samples at a time. In order to process all samples received on a given day, analysts were often required to rely on three MCS™ systems and remain at the bench for up to six hours. This led the site to perform a beta evaluation of Charles River Laboratories’ Nexus™ testing system in 2013.