Home and personal care product manufacturers face mounting pressure to release their products quicker while simultaneously ensuring product safety and quality.
As production timelines shorten and approvals are fast-tracked, the compendial testing times for microbial release do not change unless you adopt newer, more efficient methods.
A key facet of Good Manufacturing Process (GMP) is quality control testing procedures, which include rapid microbial methods (RMMs). Raw materials and final product testing should be implemented as part of a GMP, addressing contamination risks earlier and faster.
While conventional microbial limits testing has proven to be effective, the subjectivity of it prolongs the production cycle, delaying your time to market.
Choosing an RMM is a Value Discussion
Not all rapid methods are created equal, and neither are suppliers. You need an RMM to fit your company’s needs, but how do you know you’re making the right choice?
To aid the selection process, companies need to quantify the overall value using company-specific information as a good starting point to estimate potential savings, including the cost of capital, average value of daily finished goods, current days products are held for micro testing, and the volume of supplies used weekly.
Using an RMM can help make faster business decisions regarding your company’s large portfolio of raw materials and finished products and offer significant long-term value for your company.