American Univesity of Beirut

LEAF Leading in Endotoxin Testing in Lebanon

​​LEAF participated and satisfactorily passed the global proficiency testing scheme 20M82.2 for “Endotoxins in waters" as described in the Pharmacopoeia under the Proficiency Testing Programme of AGLAE Association, France. LEAF was one of the 52 laboratories participating in the proficiency event, which included 28 labs from Metropolitan France and Corsica, and 24 international labs). 

Endotoxins are bacterial structural components released when a cell is lysed. The components are toxic if administered to humans and/or animals and cause a pyrogenic response (increased body temperature). 

For this reason, drugs and medical devices with direct or indirect contact to the cardiovascular system, lymphatic system, or cerebrospinal fluid must be tested for endotoxin content. Injectable pharmaceutical products, such as vaccines, must also be tested for bacterial endotoxins. Routine monitoring of water systems and incoming materials can help ensure that the process does not contribute endotoxins to the final product. 

Accordingly, LEAF offers this service (testing for Endotoxins) for more than 65 Hospitals across Lebanon on a routine basis, usually scheduled on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. 


Contact Us

For various questions, please try contacting us via social media first!
read more

Privacy Statement

We take data privacy seriously and adhere to all applicable data privacy laws and regulations.
read more

Copyright and Disclaimer

Written permission is needed to copy or disseminate all or part of the materials on the AUB website.
read more

Title IX, Non-Discrimination, and Anti-Discriminatory Harassment

AUB is committed to providing a safe, respectful, and inclusive environment to all members of its community.
read more