Culture media for the microbiological testing of food, feed, or water must be prepared with pure water that complies with specifications described by the ISO 11133:2014 standard. Adhering to these water quality criteria can improve test accuracy and reproducibility, and a modern means of delivery can support greater lab efficiency.
Join us to better understand:
- ISO 11133 background and requirements for water used for preparation and performance testing of culture media
- The impact of water contaminants on culture media
- The comparative suitability of two different water sources on the performance testing of culture media
- How your lab’s water source can impact lab productivity, accuracy, and traceability
Senior Scientist Traditional Microbiology, BioMonitoring
Barbara Gerten has over 30 years of industrial microbiology experience and has studied microbiology and biochemistry. She currently works in regulatory marketing and is an active member in several national and international bodies addressing microbiological topics in ISO and CEN, including the ISO Working Groups ‘Culture media’ and ‘Method validation’.
Estelle Riche, Ph.D.
Global Application Specialist, Lab Water Solutions
Dr. Estelle Riche holds an engineering degree in chemistry from ESCOM (France) and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA). Her responsibilities include understanding the potential impact of water contaminants on the results of laboratory tests and providing support to scientists regarding the optimal use of purified water in their experiments.