Microchem is best known for its ability to perform complex, customized antimicrobial testing.  Bioaerosol testing brings some extraordinary new testing capabilities: The Negative Pressure Aerosol Chamber (NPAC), a 10 x 10 x 8 foot test room housed within a larger, HEPA-filtered containment area.

NPAC is one-of-a kind.  It was built to test the effect of antimicrobial chemicals and devices on microorganisms suspended in air, in an area the size of an ordinary room.

The NPAC project was spearheaded by laboratory CEO, Dr. Benjamin Tanner, whose dissertation focused on pathogenic environmental bioaerosols.  It is the result of many design iterations, several months of precise construction, and more than a dozen highly controlled safety and performance validations conducted by ATL staff.