Growth Promotion Test with P. aeruginosa
Pseudomonas aeruginosa ATCC® 9027™* is designed for performing Growth Promotion Tests of microbiological culture media as described in the United States Pharmacopeia (USP), European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) and Japanese Pharmacopoeia (JP). Pseudomonas aeruginosa ATCC® 9027™* is listed as one of the compendial challenge microorganisms for the Growth Promotion Test.
The purpose of the Growth Promotion Test is to determine the suitability of culture media that is used in pharmaceutical tests. The test is performed by inoculating the media with a small number of microorganisms (less than 100 colony forming units) to ensure the nutritive properties of the media are adequate to support even a small number of microorganisms. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a fastidious microorganism that is notoriously difficult to grow. For this reason, it is an ideal strain to use for the Growth Promotion Test because it will meaningfully challenge the media.