Construction has been completed on the new 5,000-square-foot Microbiology Research and Development Laboratory facility at Cincinnati-based Q Laboratories, Inc.
“This new facility will allow our Microbiology R&D Lab to not only continue to perform large-scale validation projects but also enable us to execute multiple projects simultaneously in a more efficient and expeditious manner,” said David Goins, president of Q Laboratories, Inc. The move will also allow other Q Laboratories departments to expand into the space previously occupied by the Microbiology R&D lab.
Microbiology Laboratory Supervisor Erin Crowley added, “the nature of the Microbiology R&D Laboratory is to be able to design and execute studies to meet our clients’ specific needs. This facility gives us the space and versatility to accommodate the diverse requests and requirements of our clients.”
The Microbiology Research and Development Laboratory at Q Laboratories, Inc., performs a vast array of third-party validations and research projects. In addition to client designed studies, the laboratory performs AOAC Official Methods of Analysis and Performance Tested Methods studies, Microbiological Challenge Studies, Sanitizer and Disinfectant Efficacy Studies, and MicroVal Certification studies
Q Laboratories, Inc. is currently the only North American-based laboratory certified as a MicroVal Expert Laboratory - MicroVal is the European organization for the validation and certification of alternative microbiological methods.
The Laboratory is equipped with many features to meet the needs of the most cutting-edge studies, including UV lighting in the HVAC system and multiple laboratory areas to prevent microbial contamination, and a dedicated area for DNA-based applications and technologies with special flooring, wall and ceiling materials to optimize molecular technology applications.
Q Laboratories, Inc., is an FDA-Registered, ISO/IEC 17025 Accredited, GMP/GLP compliant laboratory providing comprehensive microbiological, analytical chemistry and research and development laboratory services to companies around the world. In business since 1966, Q Laboratories, Inc. serves the food, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, dietary supplement and personal care product industries.