The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is establishing a Rapid Microbial Testing Methods (RMTM) Consortium to convene stakeholders in the pre-competitive space and address the need for measurements and standards, including reference materials, for rapid testing of microbial contaminants in regenerative medicine and advanced therapy products.
The purpose of this workshop is to launch and inform future directions of the RMTM Consortium. Participants will learn about the state-of-the-art in rapid microbial testing methods, help to identify pressing measurement challenges and standards needs, and provide initial feedback on the proposed directions of the Consortium.
This workshop is open to all as an opportunity to provide input and learn about RMTM activities. Future meetings of the Consortium will further refine and implement Consortium plans.