SRK® Pharma

Rapid, Simple, Cost Efficient System to Assess Microbial Presence on Surfaces and Equipment


Swabbing is one of the most widely used methods for microbiological examination of surfaces. COPAN's line of SRK® (Swab Rinse Kits) offers comprehensive sampling systems for the pharmaceutical industry. The kits developed for Pharma industries are collection and trasport systems for microbiological monitoring of surfaces in Clean Rooms, Isolators Production lines and Pharmaceutical production sites. A widely used and effective method for the detection and quantitation of microorganisms is to pre-moisten a swab with a solution prior to sampling and then to rinse the swab after the sample has been collected for analysis. Pre-moistened swabs improve the uptake of sample material, particularly when sampling dry surfaces. FLOQSwabs® improve sampling as they allow to collect and release a far greater amount of sample than traditional fiber swabs. Moreover thanks to immediate elution of the sample into the medium, FLOQSwabs® help reducing the processing time. Pharma SRK® kits are triple wrapped in VHP resistant pouches in order to be suitable to be used in isolators and cleanrooms.


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    What does SRK stand for?

    Swab Rinse Kit.

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  • Easy to use:

    The swab system is a superior method for sampling uneven or irregular surfaces, equipment or difficult to reach sites. Inspectors and Quality Assurance personnel can use SRK® products on-site or in the field.

    Bioburden Control System:

    Facilitates routine surface monitoring in sterile pharmaceutical manufacturing sites to determine the microbial bioburden of surfaces within manufacturing areas, as well as on equipment and product contact areas.

    Sanitization Verification of Effective Disinfection:

    Convenient system for verification and validation of effective sanitization and disinfection.

    Superior Method for Sampling Uneven or Irregular Surfaces:

    With swabs you can easily sample from difficult-to-reach areas.

    Triple protection VHP resistant package:

    VHP resistant triple protection wrapping make SRK® Pharma kits suitable to be used in clean rooms and isolators

    High performance:

    With FLOQSwabs® you have a greater amount of sample collected and released to be analysed.

      • Choice of sampling probe
      • FLOQSwabs®
      • Plastic/viscose applicator
      • Choice of media
      • SRK® Solution
      • Lethen Broth
      • Buffer Pepton Water
      • Kits targeted to specific kinds of analysis
      • Kit for immediate inoculation onto plated media
      • Kits with separate tube for transport to the laboratory
      • Kit for membrane filtration analyses
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