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Roche’s MycoTOOL Receives Acceptance from Canadian Authorities

Published: Friday, June 14, 2013
Last Updated: Friday, June 14, 2013
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PCR test reduces time for mycoplasma detection from one month to one day.

Roche has announced that the Canadian Health Authority has accepted the use of its PCR based mycoplasma detection test MycoTOOL for release testing of one of Roche’s biological products.

The test can replace conventional and time-consuming mycoplasma detection assays based on culture methods and was also accepted by the FDA end of last year.

Mycoplasms are frequent causes of contamination in biopharmaceutical production, cell therapy, tissue engineering and vaccine manufacturing.

Traditional detection methods, required by Pharmacopoeias and drug regulating agencies worldwide, use growth on culture media and in vitro assays to detect contaminating organisms.

Requiring as much as 28 days to complete, these growth-based methods are time-consuming, making them laborious and difficult to interpret.

“Mycoplasma contamination represents a significant issue during biological drug production,” commented Ruedi Stoffel, Head of Custom Biotech at Roche. “Fast methods, like our new MycoTOOL test, will greatly enhance the efficiency, quality and safety in the manufacturing process of pharmaceutical and biological products.”

A lecture about the MycoTOOL test will be offered at the Rapid Microbiological Methods Conference taking place on 11 and 12 December 2013 in Munich.


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