Years ago, Biosafe executives set out to find a microbiology laboratory with expertise that matched their product line. For internal research and development, they needed a lab that was accessible, interested in the science, and respectful of confidentiality. Moreover, they needed a lab that had fast turnaround times so that their ongoing research and product optimization endeavors would progress quickly.
Biosafe also needed an independent laboratory they could confidently recommend to their industrial customers who were incorporating Biosafe into various products, to verify that the incorporated antimicrobial was functioning as expected prior to sale. Such a lab would be well versed in antimicrobials, scientifically rigorous, and knowledgeable of treated surface testing.
Microchem Laboratory fit that role perfectly. In 2008, Biosafe contracted its first study with the lab. Since then, the two companies have worked together through a variety of fast-paced technical projects. Along the way, standard methods have changed, the industry has grown, and Microchem Laboratory has had the privilege of watching Biosafe grow from a startup antimicrobial company to an established player within the antimicrobial additive industry.
Biosafe’s customers have also benefited from Microchem Laboratory expertise with regard to the testing of antimicrobial surfaces, fabrics, and other objects. For example, when results from studies run for Biosafe customers don’t come out as expected, the lab gladly assists with troubleshooting. Many times, simple tweaks to the manufacturing process are all that is needed to get products to a high-performance state with regard to antimicrobial activity.