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Serratia marcescens Bizio (ATCC® 14756)

Strain Designations: PCI 1107  /  Type Strain: no  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Strain Designations PCI 1107
Membrane filter testing
Sterility assurance
Testing antimicrobial agent
Testing antimicrobial handwashing formulations
Pharmaceutical and Personal Care
Fort Detrick, MD, 1961
Biosafety Level 1

Biosafety classification is based on U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines, it is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that their facilities comply with biosafety regulations for their own country.

Product Format freeze-dried
Storage Conditions Frozen: -80°C or colder
Freeze-Dried: 2°C to 8°C
Live Culture: See Propagation Section
Preceptrol® no
Type Strain no
Medium ATCC® Medium 3: Nutrient agar or nutrient broth
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 26°C
Atmosphere: Aerobic
Name of Depositor FDA
Chain of Custody
ATCC <-- FDA <-- Millipore Filter Corp.
Fort Detrick, MD, 1961
Year of Origin 1961

ASTM International Standard Test Method for Retention Characteristics of 0.40 to 0.45 mircrometer Membrane Filters Used in Routine Filtration Procedures for the Evaluation of Microbiological Water Quality. West Conshohocken, PA (Reapproved 2001).

ASTM International Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Health Care Personnel Handwash Formulation. West Conshohocken, PA

ASTM International Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Antimicrobial Handwash Formulations by Utilizing Fingernail Regions. West Conshohocken, PA

U.S. Pharmacopeia General Chapters: <1211> Sterilization and Sterility Assiramce of Compendial Articles. Rockville, MD: U.S. Pharmacopeia; USP USP34-NF29, 2011

Fendler EJ, et al. Antimicrobial cleansing composition containing chlorhexidine, an amphoteric surfactant, and an alkyl polyglucoside. US Patent 5,719,113 dated Feb 17 1998

Standard Test Method for Determining the Bacteria-Eliminating Effectiveness of Hygienic Handwash and Handrub Agents using the Fingerpads of Adult Subjects. West Conshohocken, PA:ASTM International;ASTM Standard Test Method E 2276-03E01.

Standard Test Method for Using Seeded-Agar for the Screening Assessment of Antimicrobial Activity In Carpets. West Conshohocken, PA:ASTM International;ASTM Standard Test Method E 2471-05.

FDA, personal communication

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : U56906 Serratia marcescens DNA gyrase (gyrA) gene, complete cds.

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  • Customers located in the state of Hawaii will need to contact the Hawaii Department of Agriculture to determine if an Import Permit is required. A copy of the permit or documentation that a permit is not required must be sent to ATCC in advance of shipment.
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