Microbiology and Immunology
This study is to assess the microbial quality of 360 of non-sterile pharmaceutical drops to note the microbial contamination. Quantitavely, there was no viable bacterial growth in (79.17%) of the tested samples. The samples were free from potentially bacterial pathogens. While, (87.22 %) were free from fungi. Qualitativley, showed that Staphylococcus epidermidis, Bacillus subtilis, and Micrococcus species at frequencies of (26.05 %), (20.17 %) and (15.97 %). Also, fungal contaminants were Aspergillus niger, Saccharomyces species, Penicillium species and Aspergillus flavus at frequencies of (17.65 %), (10.92 %), (7.56 %), (1.68 %) respectively. Egyptian pharmaceuticals should strictly deal with microbial stringency within the manufacturing, packaging, distribution and storage.
Hefny, M. H. M.; Galal, S. E. M.; Ahmed, A. A. A.; Mansy, M. S.; and Shabayek, S.
"Microbial Contamination Of Non- Sterile Pharmaceutical Drops Produced In Egypt,"
Bulletin of Faculty of Pharmacy Cairo University: Vol. 60
, Article 5.
Available at: https://doi.org/10.54634/2090-9101.1029
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