in 2008 and 2009, ECA's RMM Working Group started with new
activities. A RMM database was created, new information about RMM
Systems have been added to the database in the Member area and two
successful conferences with more than 100 participants each were
organized in Berlin and Vienna.
In 2010 the RMM Working Group will go on with several activities:
- The RMM Advisory Board got two new members,
Ms Barbara Gerten, Microbiologist Merck KgaA, Germany and
Mr Peter Ball, Pall Life Sciences, United Kingdom
- VITEK2 Chapter of ECA's RMM Good Practice Guide published for
One of the goals of ECA's RMM Working Group is to provide documented
information for its members about the Pro's and Con's of rapid
microbiological methods that are emerging in pharmaceutical QC.
After a long break, we are proud, to add now the second chapter in
our Good Practice Guide as a part of the new activities of ECA's RMM
Group. Each chapter of the group's Good Practice Guide will be based
on the experiences colleagues have gained during implementing,
validating and applying these new methods in the pharmaceutical
industry. The RMM Working Group considers the contributions as
"living" documents to which many should contribute. The second
chapter on the VITEK2 system which is used for phenotypic
identification has been published in the member's area of the RMM
Working Group. We would like to thank N. Berthoumieu from LEO
Pharmaceuticals and his colleagues for sharing the experiences they
have gained with the VITEK2 system.
The ECA RMM Working Group invites all colleagues interested in
alternative microbiological methods to comment the published paper
(see link below).
- RMM Database updated in March with new systems
In March, the RMM Database for searching suitable Rapid Microbiological Systems has bee updated with four systems of Charles River.
- The RMM Advisory Board Meeting, 3rd May 2010 on the occasion of the
3rd European Microbiology Conference, 4th and 5th May 2010, Barcelona,
RMM Board Meeting Agenda:
1. Welcome and Introduction
2. Scheduled activities 2010
3. RMM Conference 8th and 9th December Budapest, Hungary
4. Short Presentation Dr. Thomas Montag, Paul Ehrlich Institut
5. Short Presentation Sébastien Ribault, MILLIPORE S.A.S.
6. Various Topics
The most Board Members will attend the following Microbiology
Conference and will be available for questions during the
- Conferences and Events:
1. 4th and 5th May 2010, 3rd European Microbiology Conference,
2. Rapid Microbiological Methods Conference 2010, 8th and 9th
December 2010, Budapest, Hungary.
Confirmed Speakers from Authorities and Industry, like Brian Riley,
FDA, Scott Sutton, USA, Friedrich von Wintzingerode, Roche and many
The complete programme will be published soon.
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If you would like to contribute to other alternative methods please feel
free to contact the group's chairman Dr. Sven M. Deutschmann. Please
send your proposals to
Sven M. Deutschmann
Chairman Rapid Microbiological Methods Working Group