Q Laboratories has promoted Benjamin Bastin to the role of Microbiology Research and Development Laboratory Supervisor. Ben will be responsible for assigning studies to research teams, working with clients and accreditation bodies to draft and optimize study protocols, and supervising all functions of the laboratory. Ben holds a Biology degree from Urbana University in Urbana, Ohio. He has been with Q Laboratories since 2013.

The Q Laboratories Microbiology R&D Lab offers versatile laboratory services including challenge testing, test kit validation studies, process validation studies, and other projects designed for the specific needs of the client. It is the first North America-based lab to be recognized as an Expert Laboratory by the three primary microbiology diagnostic accreditation bodies, MicroVal, AFNOR, and AOAC International.

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Q& Laboratories provides microbiology, analytical chemistry, and research & development laboratory services to companies in the food, pet food, and dietary supplement industries. The lab offers a wide range of quality control services for manufacturers and distributors, including pathogen detection, allergen screening, shelf-life determination, and nutritional analysis.