Highest Manufacturing Quality Standards

Global Manufacturing Capabilities ISO Certified Following cGMP Guidelines

Sartorius manufacturing sites are currently engaged in the manufacture of over 1,500 products for pharmaceutical and biotechnology applications such as disease diagnosis, biomedical research, production of diagnostics and therapeutics, and quality control testing of pharmaceuticals and medical devices for the presence of bacterial contaminants. Manufacture of these products, specifically cell culture media, reagents, and buffers, follow the protocols and compliance specifications of the following industry regulations:

  • 21CFR820
  • ISO 9001: 2008 certified

Features & Benefits

Flexible and Scalable Solutions

Industry leader in batch size scalability

Liquid: 0.5 L to 10,000 L batch size; Powder: 7 kg to 7,000 kg batch size

Global manufacturing sites 

Assurance of supply

Sartorius  

Fit-for-purpose and ready to use solutions adding value to your processes

Wide range of primary and secondary packaging 

Answering your specific needs

Sterility

Tests are performed on representative samples using the membrane filtration procedure in accordance with the US Pharmacopoeia or EP Pharmacopoeia. Culture media used are fluid thioglycollate medium (FTM) and trypticase soy broth (TSB). All tested media must pass growth promotion testing before use. The test samples are filtered and the filters are immersed in FTM and TSB. TSB cultures are incubated at 22.5°C +/- 2.5°C. FTM cultures are incubated at 32.5°C +/- 2.5°C. The cultures are incubated for 14 days, during which they are periodically examined and sterility results are recorded.

Cell Growth Promotion

Media and supplements are tested for their growth promoting properties using primary, diploid, and heteroploid cell lines unless other cells are appropriate based on the product use. Results are obtained using the Lowry protein method or manual cell count to assess cell replication. Visual screening of cultures is also done to ensure characteristic cell morphology and lack of toxicity. Additional testing for toxicity, function and/or activity may also be conducted if one or more is required in the product release specifications.

Moisture Content

This is a powder specific test. We are committed to offering the same high quality powdered media as you have come to expect with our liquid media. We utilize a unique micronization manufacturing process, which produces powder in a controlled environment, guaranteeing maximum stability and minimum degradation due to chemical oxidation.

Cell Growth Promotion

Media and supplements are tested for their growth promoting properties using primary, diploid, and heteroploid cell lines unless other cells are appropriate based on the product use. Results are obtained using the Lowry protein method or manual cell count to assess cell replication. Visual screening of cultures is also done to ensure characteristic cell morphology and lack of toxicity. Additional testing for toxicity, function and/or activity may also be conducted if one or more is required in the product release specifications.

Endotoxin

Products are tested for endotoxin content using the Kinetic-QCL™ Assay. Test dilutions used are screened for inhibition and enhancement in the Kinetic-QCL™ Assay. Endotoxin levels for these products are available on Certificates of Analysis.

Shelf Life

Samples from each lot of standard product are retained and stored at label temperature in the event follow-up testing is required. Subsequent testing may be in response to your inquiry or for shelf life studies. Shelf life data is not included but is available for some products and upon request. Shelf life is generally between 6 and 24 months for liquid products and 24 months for powder products.

Release Testing & Documentation

Quality Control from Start to Finish for Each Product

Written procedures in accordance with current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) to verify the conformity of material to established specification throughout the manufacturing process, inspections and testings occur during the following four stages: Raw material receipt | In-process manufacturing, labeling and packaging | Finished product | Post-manufacture for shelf life studies.

 LiquidsPowders

Testing Options

SterilityStandardN/A
pHStandardN/A
OsmolarityStandardStandard
EndotoxinStandardN/A
Cell Growth PromotionStandard on CHO mediasN/A
MycoplasmaOn RequestN/A
MoistureN/AStandard
BioburdenN/AStandard
Shelf LifeOn RequestOn Request

Documentation

CofA and row material CoAStandardStandard


Quality Attributes Based on Application

Documented & Defined Protocols for Each Product

Attributes

Product for resarch

Catalogue products and custom

Protein │ Vaccine production media for cGMP production

Product use

For research use only

For upstream │ downstream biopharma process development

For upstream │ downstream Biopharma clinical phase 3 or commercial production

Quality Assurance

QA System

ISO 9001

ISO 9001

ISO 9001 and cGMP 21CFR821

Quality Control

Product Approval and Release

No QA inspection of documents

All products are released following an approved │ controlled an inspection of  all quality documents harmonized between both sites

All products are released following an approved │ controlled QA inspection of all quality documents harmonized between both sites

Product Storage amd Shipment

Shipment conditions

Theoretical shipment conditions

Harmonized shipping condition between sites supported by validation data

Harmonized shipping condition between sites supported by ASTM validation data

Handling of customer demands

Confidentiality

N.A.

Confidential information shared under CDA

Confidential information shared under CDA


Liquids

With a comprehensive range of bottles and bags we can offer standard off-the-shelf or customized containment from 0.5 liters up to 1,000 liters.

Powders

We offer a wide range of powder containers from 125 g bottles up to several 100 kg. We also provide ready-to-use solutions such as pre-weighted powder in bags, media kits, etc.

Shipping Solutions for Media & Buffers

Liquid Form

0,5 to 1L

1 to 2,5L

2 to 20L

50L

100L

200L

500L

1000L

Bottle

Flexsafe® 2D Bag

Drum

Flexsafe® 3D Bag in Container

Stainless Steel Palletank

Plastic Palletank


Powder Form

125g to 5kg

20kg

Bucket

Drum

Applicable for

Media & Buffers

Media & Buffers


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