This course describes in detail the physical and chemical methods for effective control of microbial growth in the field of pharmaceutical industry / hospitals. It includes different methods of sterilization, and validation of sterilization process. The course addresses classes and modes of action of chemotherapeutic agents and non-antibiotics antimicrobial agents including the new approaches to overcome bacterial resistance. The course includes microbiological evaluation of antibiotics and non- antibiotics. Laboratory procedures such enumeration and identification of microbial contaminants in commercial pharmaceutical products, sterility test and evaluation of antimicrobial effectiveness are also covered.
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