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  • n. A measure of an object's contamination with microorganisms.


bio- +‎ burden (Wiktionary)


  • The higher the number of the microorganisms, referred to as the bioburden, the longer it takes to inhibit or kill the individual microorganisms.

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  • The letter outlined various manufacturing violations and said on "several occasions" the company exceeded internal "bioburden limits" during initial stages of the manufacturing process, which were not properly investigated.

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  • This was a prospective, non-comparative, multicenter study investigating the effect of IODOSORB on bioburden load and other wound characteristics in diabetic foot ulcers.

  • Beneficially the new clean room based manufacturing process does not require expensive tooling like conventional moulding techniques and is automated to reduce potential contamination and bioburden.

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  • Performs studies needed to support incoming new products into the company, justification methods for Stelmi stoppers, PFBB validation and raw material bioburden validation. - News

  • DNA was removed by Benzonase treatment; and several microfiltration and nanofiltration steps were done to reduce bioburden and elimination of adventitious virus.

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  • Enzymatic debridement refers to the use of certain enzymes (types of proteins) to liquefy necrotic (dead) tissue, thus allowing bioburden to be more easily removed from the wound.

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  • Based on positive data from these studies, Nomir is initiating a pilot study with Noveon for the reduction of bioburden in diabetic foot ulcers.


  • Routine monitoring of air and surfaces in the compounding environment assesses the effectiveness of cleaning and sanitizing procedures and personnel who have the potential to impact the bioburden with the pharmacy compounding areas.


  • As a key member of the laboratory team you will be required to carry out testing within Microbiology, including site waters, stability bioburden, release bioburden, endotoxin and particulate tests, cell maintenance and assaying, identification and media tests

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