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The whole blood assay: Detection of broad spectrum of pyrogens & examples of medical device testing

Format: Webinar | Document type: Supplier Webinar

Pyrogens in pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biotherapeutics and cosmetics can cause fevers in humans and are potentially life-threatening. Yet standard pyrogen detection methods have drawbacks. The Limulus Amoebocyte Lysate (LAL) test only identifies endotoxins, while the rabbit pyrogen test (RPT) endangers animals. Fortunately, the MAT (Monocyte-Activation Tests) alternative covers a much broader range of pyrogens and is completely animal-free. In our insightful webinar you will get a closer look at the whole blood assay, non-endotoxin pyrogens detection, and pyrogen testing in medical devices.


  • Thomas Hartung


    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health & University of Konstanz

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