Development of the antimicrobial effectiveness test as USP chapter <51>.

  title={Development of the antimicrobial effectiveness test as USP chapter <51>.},
  author={Scott V W Sutton and David Porter},
  journal={PDA journal of pharmaceutical science and technology},
  volume={56 6},
The antimicrobial effectiveness test first appeared as a USP General Chapter in the 18th revision, official September 1, 1970. This chapter, at the beginning, was designed to evaluate the performance of antimicrobials added to inhibit the growth of microorganisms that might be introduced during or subsequent to the manufacturing process. As Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) became a governing principal in pharmaceutical manufacturing, the purpose of the test was refined to focus on activity… CONTINUE READING

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