On 29 October 2018, MicroVal organised a successful workshop on the validation and verification of alternative microbiological confirmation methods.
Recently MicroVal approved on the issuing of the first validation certificates for confirmation methods worldwide, for the Bruker Maldi-Tof. These have been issued based on the results of four parallel validation studies for four different target organisms (Cronobacter spp, Samonella spp, Campylobacter and Listeria spp. & Listeria Monocytogenes).
The objectives of the workshop were to inform and exchange on verification and validation of microbiological methods, especially focussing on alternative confirmation methods. The current developments of the relevant standards on validation of alternative microbiological confirmation methods (ISO/DIS 16140-6), on in-house method validation (ISO/DIS 16140- 4) and verification (ISO/DIS 16140-3) were also discussed.
It was a successful workshop with a full auditorium and lively participation. MicroVal aims to organize more workshops in the future.