Eurofins Microbiology opens new testing laboratory in Louisville, Kentucky


The microbiology laboratory houses the Eurofins ExpressMicro service

Eurofins Microbiology, a specialist in bioanalytical testing, will on 1 March officially open its new, state-of-the-art, ISO 17025 accredited laboratory in Louisville, KY, US.

The microbiology laboratory, housing the company's ExpressMicro service, uses novel and specialised logistics to provide fast and high quality results when time to product release is critical, the firm said.

The laboratory offers testing services to rapidly quantify, detect, or identify pathogenic, spoilage, and probiotic micro-organisms.

Due to Louisville's proximity to more than 60% of US cities, and being home to the UPS worldport hub, the new laboratory location will make Eurofins ExpressMicro one of the fastest microbiology testing laboratories in the marketplace, the firm said.

According to Eurofins, through its partnerships with vendors and a global leader in package handling, the ExpressMicro service processes samples 6–8 hours earlier than standard overnight shipping allows.

'Our Eurofins ExpressMicro service enables us to provide customers a very quick time to result, without compromising method or process quality. As the time waiting to release product or review results often has an impact on food production schedules and the bottom-line it is exciting to have both a local and nationwide food safety and testing solution that incorporates customised logistics and high quality testing solutions via Eurofins ExpressMicro,' said Mehgan Styke, Business Unit Manager of Eurofins Microbiology in Louisville.

The Louisville laboratory will follow the same quality standards that Eurofins incorporates across its many laboratories and divisions in the US.

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With 22,000 staff in around 225 laboratories across 39 countries, the firm offers a portfolio of more than 130,000 reliable analytical methods for evaluating the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin and purity of biological substances and products, as well as for innovative clinical diagnostic.