Services in microbiology

Scharlab has been producing culture media for microbiology labs for over 35 years and we first started supplying prepared culture media in 1991 to meet market demand and complement the traditional line of dehydrated media.

Scharlau’s range of culture media includes quality control media for use in various sectors:

  • Pharmaceutical and veterinary industries
  • Cosmetics industry
  • Food and beverage industry
  • Water and environmental testing laboratories
  • Hospitals and clinical laboratories

Our range of dehydrated and prepared media is manufactured in accordance with ISO 9001:2015 on quality management systems and CE marking requirements.

The culture media also comply with validated methods, International Standards and other microbiology guidelines, such as ISO, harmonised pharmacopoeial methods, the European Pharmacopoeia, the USP, the FDA, and so on.

Furthermore, all Scharlau culture media are tested in an ISO 17025 laboratory accredited for testing solid culture media prepared in compliance with the requirements of ISO 11133.

Through our team of microbiology specialists, Scharlab offers its customers free, individualised technical advice to clear up any doubts about the use of their products in accordance with current regulations.

This service is available to all users of Scharlab microbiology products through:

  • Specific, direct assessment and advice, either remotely or in person.
  • Documents published on our website. These information sheets and guides provide a clear, understandable summary of the analytical reference methods employed in the SOPs for microbiological analyses in various fields, as per international standards and other microbiological directives, such as ISO, European Pharmacopoeia, Standard Methods, USP, FDA, etc.
  • Seminars and webinars dedicated to specific sectors and the corresponding microbiological directives.
microbiology service