The main duties of the department are focus on microbiological assay and methodology study for medicines, health-care foods and cosmetics medical devices, antibiotic potency determination, environmental monitoring for clean area/room, control and management of strains for assay, microbial identification and traceability analysis, and professional training on microbiological assay techniques. The department is composed of clean rooms, molecular biology labs, BSL-2 labs, antibiotic potency labs and general function labs, with the whole area around 2000 m2. Colleagues include 4 technicians with senior professional title and 4 masters. We are equipped with many advanced instruments including MALDI-TOF Biotyper，Automated Microbiology System，Real-time PCR ，Microbiological digital microculture counting system，Sterile Isolator，Biological Microscope, etc.
For many years, the department has made outstanding contributions in training technical personnels for enterprises free of charge. Besides, the department has accomplished more than 10 of the national Pharmacopoeia related tasks, Guangdong Province Science and Technology projects and has strong microbiological research capability.