Laboratory identification and count of particulate contaminants

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The points of origin for particulate contaminants can be quite diverse. In most cases, contaminants can be traced back to raw materials or to consumables used during the production process and/or in packaging materials. Particulate contaminants can also be the result of environmental contaminations.

Particulate contamination poses risks to the quality of products and human health. Monitoring the presence or absence of particulate contaminant is therefore a key step of the process. .

In any field (Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, Food, Automobiles…), particulate contamination has become a crucial parameter for improving a product’s quality and efficiency. In addition to the quantitative aspect that a particle count can represent, contaminant identification is also crucial to determine the point of origin and thereby solve the problem in a targeted way.

Our solution: FILAB laboratory qualitatively and quantitively analyzes particulate contaminants found in your products

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With the appropriate analytical techniques (Optical & Electron Microscopy, FTIR-Microscopy, Image Analysis), FILAB is able to analyze, count, detect and identify very small quantities of contaminants of very small sizes in many products and matrices of any kind (organic, inorganic and metallic)

In addition to the technical aspect, the regulatory and normative aspects are also important factors to take into account when ensuring the reliability of analysis, especially in the case of particulate counting using approved methods. Here are a few examples:

  • European Pharmacopeia (2.9.19)
  • ISO 16232
  • ISO 8536
  • ISO 19227
  • Guide FD E01-007 August 2012
  • USP 788-789
  • ASTM F24
  • AAMI TIR42:2010

FILAB is ready to evaluate the feasibility of particulate identification and/or counting standards for your substances.


As an independent laboratory with a team made up of highly qualified personnel, FILAB guarantees the reliability of its results, a quick turnaround for requests and tailored support for clients.

Alexandre VIGLIONE
Alexandre VIGLIONE Technical Sales Representative
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