bioburden

bi·o·bur·den

(bī'ō-ber'den),
Degree of microbial contamination or microbial load; the number of microorganisms contaminating an object.

bioburden

The number of contaminating bacteria on a certain amount of material before it is sterilised.

bi·o·bur·den

(bī'ō-bŭr'dĕn)
Degree of microbial contamination or microbial load; the number of microorganisms contaminating an object.

bi·o·bur·den

(bī'ō-bŭr'dĕn)
Degree of microbial contamination or microbial load; the number of microorganisms contaminating an object.

bioburden,

n the number of bacteria living on a surface before it is sterilized.
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If you have bioburden or endotoxin contamination in injectables, it goes right into your bloodstream and can potentially kill a patient.
21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The bioburden testing market is expected to reach $565.
Because environmental bioburden is a concern for the cross-transmission of hospital-acquired pathogens, the microbial burden of health care worker hands and apparel represents another element in this equation.
The tour will include views into several of Nelson Labs' capabilities, including biocompatibility, sterility, protective barriers, package testing and validations, and bioburden and radiation sterilization.
It has a low bioburden compared with other materials such as recycled wood pulp.
Tenders are invited for Supply, Installation and Commissioning of a Total Organic Carbon Analyser, an Endotoxin Analyser and a PCR based Bioburden Assay System.
Currently, spacecraft landing on Mars or other planets where life might exist must meet requirements for a maximum allowable level of microbial life, or bioburden.
This information is a trigger for cleaning and sanitization activities that reduce bioburden, improve the efficiency of the preservative use and ensure the microbiological quality of household products.
A discussion of bioburden is relevant to this review because it provides possible explanations as the effects of this treatment modality on wound healing at a cellular level.
ETGA could be used for bioburden analysis of finished products or in-process materials in many industries, including the pharmaceutical industry.
The goals of periodontal treatment and therapies are intended to arrest and control infection, remove plaque and calculus, reduce the amount of bioburden within the pocket, and provide an environment in which the tissue can return to health and be maintained primarily with scaling and root planing.