CUSTOM MEDIA MANUFACTURE FAQ
Outsourcing of buffer and media production has some clear advantages including savings of time, resources and robust quality systems. Production of media for a specific process is frequently a distraction from the main operation. Outsourcing offers economy of scale, independent quality control testing and expertise in
formulation and raw material sourcing.
All buffer and media formulations remain the property of the customer. All work conducted at LSG is protected by non-disclosure agreements. Formulation information is strictly controlled through the LSG management team with access control and electronic document control ensuring that there is safe, effective and efficient use of information, protecting the interests of the customer at all times.
LSG is an ISO 13485-registered company. The company works to cGMP for all production processes. Documentation is discussed at the start of a project to ensure that all documentary and regulatory requirements of the customer are met in full. Specifications are developed jointly and a project progresses only once the full specification has been agreed and signed off by the customer.
LSG is an International Serum Industry Association Traceability Certified company. Whilst this certification applies only to the handling of animal-derived materials within the LSG facility, the same stringent traceability controls are maintained for all products as they move through the pipeline, allowing for full traceability of all raw materials and consumables used within a process.
LSP can offer clean room production resulting in an aseptic fill. Samples are despatched for sterility testing at independent registered Quality Testing laboratories. Terminal sterilisation of products by gamma irradiation or by autoclave is also an option.
LSP will discuss the quality control requirements of a project with the customer at the point where the specification of the project is determined. LSP can offer a variety of quality control tests, both from our own Quality Laboratory and through external testing laboratories. The quality report will be designed to meet the requirements of the customer documentary systems.
LSP is happy to dispense products into any commercially available closure, bottle or packaging. Common options are PET and PETG bottles (2 litre, 1 litre, 500mL, 100mL, 50mL etc), single use sterile bags (20 Litres, 1 litre, 500mL, 50mL) and 1000 litre IBCs. Dispensing can also be carried out into cryovials and other small volume closures. LSP is also happy to dispense into specific closures supplied by the customer.
LSP can offer dispensing at a range of bottle sizes and volumes dispensed, from 100µl up to 10mL. We have a variety of automated and semi-automated dispensing options which may be applied to a project.
The management and manufacturing team at LSG has a wealth of experience and expertise in the contract production of serum, media and buffers. Our Quality and Regulatory Team can assist with quality testing and the preparation of technical files and other documentation required. Companies often mention how long they were contributing to the specific market – that would show our experience too.