Microbiology Quality Control

Results you can trust

Ensure reproducible clinical test results and consistent microbiology testing for pharmaceuticals and food products with stringent quality control methods and quality control material that you can trust. Complete your microbiology workflow with reliable & easy to use quality control products.

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Introducing the Thermo Scientific Quality Control portfolio


Thermo Scientific™ Culti-Loops™ range

Save time and reduce the risk of infection and contamination with Culti-Loops direct-streak inoculating loops. These ready-to-use, gel-preserved microorganisms do not require rehydration or organism handling and give you confidence with complete traceability of ATCC®* License Derivative and NCTC cultures.

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Thermo Scientific™ Quanti-Cult™ range

Ensure reproducible and consistent microbiology QC testing with quantitative quality control microorganisms. The Quanti-Cult two-vial system offers ease of use, enhanced safety with no organisms handling and complete traceability of ATCC® Licence Derivative and NCTC cultures.

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QC Organisms

Change the way you control quality with a range of over 600 QC organisms suitable for clinical, pharmaceutical, and food and water testing markets. Let us be your source for complete quality control testing.

How ISO 17034 accreditation equates to high quality, consistent reference materials

Following a three-year program of continual improvement, Thermo Fisher Scientific Microbiology has become an official accredited reference material (RM) producer, supplying our customers with trusted certified reference material (CRM) and assuring high quality, consistency, regulatory compliance and confidence in results.

In our new SmartNote, we will look at what ISO 17034 is and why it matters, outline the intensive accreditation process, and explain how our QC products give our customers the added level of regulatory confidence they need.

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Maximizing pharmaceutical quality

Maximizing pharmaceutical quality: The essentials for robust growth promotion testing

Stream our webinar to learn more about:

  • Key growth promotion testing standards, including ISO 17034 and choosing the right quality control organism strains
  • Evidence-based growth promotion best practices

Featured speaker: Dr. Tarun Chugh (Ph.D., Microbiology) is a Pharmaceutical professional with more than 32 years of rich experience in Microbiology Quality Control and Quality Assurance Department. Presently CEO of SIMco Pharma Consultancy and working at Ahmedabad.

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Stock Culture Maintenance Protocol

Bring efficiency through best practice to microbiology quality control testing

Safeguarding the purity and identity of quality control organisms through proper maintenance is critical to achieving accurate control results for culture media and reagents. Our guide highlights industry guidelines and best practices to ensure compliance to standards, as well as approaches to reduce the time spent maintaining frozen stock cultures.

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Quality Control for AST

Quality Control for Antimicrobial susceptibility testing

To ensure your laboratory AST solutions are providing accurate and reliable results to guide patient care the need for comprehensive Quality Control testing is a paramount. Thermo Scientific™ Culti-Loops™ offer a full portfolio of QC strains according to recommendations by CLSI and EUCAST.

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Maintain safety while setting quality standards

Maintain safety while setting quality standards: Pharmaceutical quality control

Whether performing testing for microbial limits, sterility or environmental monitoring Thermo Scientific™ quality control products allow you to follow stringent quality control processes outlined within harmonized Pharmacopeia standards.

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Water microbiology testing

Water Microbiology Testing: Test for Safe Water

Follow guidelines for water microbiology testing with a full range of products, including Quality Control organisms, to ensure detection of waterborne microorganisms such as Legionella spp.

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ATCC Licensed Derivative

*The ATCC Licensed Derivative® Emblem, the ATCC Licensed Derivative® word mark and the ATCC catalog marks are trademarks of ATCC. Remel Inc. is licensed to use these trademarks and to sell products derived from ATCC® cultures. The identity, purity, and authenticity of the Licensed Products are exclusively the responsibility of Remel Inc., and not ATCC.



Thermo Fisher Scientific is accredited by A2LA to 6559.01: ISO 17034:2016 Reference Material Producers