Benjamin Tanner, Ph.D.

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Dr. Benjamin Tanner is the President and CEO of Microchem Laboratory.  He holds a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Arizona where he studied environmentally-mediated infectious disease transmission under Dr. Charles Gerba.  He founded Antimicrobial Test Laboratories in 2006 and Cosmetic Test Labs in 2012, which were later combined with Microchem Laboratory.  Prior to founding his first contract research lab, he worked as a microbiologist for the Clorox Company in Pleasanton, California.

  • Knowledgeable about EPA antimicrobial pesticide (disinfectant) regulations
  • Knowledgeable about FDA medical device testing requirements
  • Has overseen thousands of antimicrobial and medical device tests
  • Genuinely interested in propelling your company's technology forward