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    Posted by sciencebae92 on August 19, 2022 at 2:12 pm

    Hey everyone!

    I hope you all are doing well. I was wondering if anyone knows where one could receive training on how to conduct PET? I am a RN but working on BS in Biology. Would love to own a lab some day offering reasonable testing services to indie brands. Thanks in advance for your input.

    sciencebae92 replied 1 year, 6 months ago 3 Members · 8 Replies
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  • chemicalmatt

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    August 19, 2022 at 5:38 pm

    As a RN you no doubt studied biology, so this should be easy. Get hold of any USP, the method has not changed in decades, and look up USP<51> Antimicrobial Efficacy Testing it will give you stepwise instructions. That’s the easy part. Now you need to get a hood with HEPA filter, autoclave, pourplates, petri dishes, a designated refrigerator and of course the microbes themselves, which you order right out of the catalog. VWR Scientific has all of this stuff if your are in the USA. 

  • PhilGeis

    Member
    August 19, 2022 at 7:39 pm

    Have you been trained in aseptic technique?

  • sciencebae92

    Member
    August 19, 2022 at 8:27 pm

    As a RN you no doubt studied biology, so this should be easy. Get hold of any USP, the method has not changed in decades, and look up USP<51> Antimicrobial Efficacy Testing it will give you stepwise instructions. That’s the easy part. Now you need to get a hood with HEPA filter, autoclave, pourplates, petri dishes, a designated refrigerator and of course the microbes themselves, which you order right out of the catalog. VWR Scientific has all of this stuff if your are in the USA. 

    Hi Matt!

    Thank you so much for this information as it is greatly appreciated. Yes, I am located in the US. I will check them out. I found the information below on the USP website. Would this be what you are referring to?

    Link: https://latam-edu.usp.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/USP-NF-51.pdf

  • sciencebae92

    Member
    August 19, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    PhilGeis said:

    Have you been trained in aseptic technique?

    Hi there!

    Yes, I have. I also learned about GMP from a program I completed at IPCS. 

  • PhilGeis

    Member
    August 19, 2022 at 9:50 pm

    Here’s USP 51 as Matt mentioned.  http://www.uspbpep.com/usp29/v29240/usp29nf24s0_c51.html

  • sciencebae92

    Member
    August 20, 2022 at 10:44 am

    PhilGeis said:

    Here’s USP 51 as Matt mentioned.  http://www.uspbpep.com/usp29/v29240/usp29nf24s0_c51.html

    Thank you so much! I truly appreciate it. You guys are awesome!

  • PhilGeis

    Member
    August 20, 2022 at 10:53 am

    There are no controls per se - but you might compare a major product  at increasing dilution (100%, 50%, 30%) to get a feel for the test and generate differential data.
    Shampoo probably since it will go into solution.

  • sciencebae92

    Member
    August 25, 2022 at 1:03 pm

    PhilGeis said:

    There are no controls per se - but you might compare a major product  at increasing dilution (100%, 50%, 30%) to get a feel for the test and generate differential data.
    Shampoo probably since it will go into solution.

    Thank you so much! I will update on how it goes.  :)

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