Pharmaceutisch Weekblad

, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp 111–113 | Cite as

A note on the suitability of ‘dip slides’ for the microbiological examination of water and aqueous non-sterile pharmaceutical preparations

  • H. Van Doorne
  • A. Lint
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The suitability of four brands of dip slides for the examination of purified water was studied. Especially when used in combination with a calibrated inoculating device reliable results were obtained. The usefulness for this purpose of the selective media present on three of the four brands is questionable, unless a previous resuscitation technique has been applied.


Public Health Internal Medicine Selective Media Pharmaceutical Preparation Microbiological Examination 
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© Royal Dutch Association for Advancement of Pharmacy 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Van Doorne
    • 1
  • A. Lint
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Subfaculty of PharmacyState University of LeidenRA LeidenThe Netherlands

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