About Melbec Microbiology

Melbec was set up in 2013 by Dawn Mellors, an experienced microbiologist who has spent her working life in biocidal, cosmetic, and contract laboratories.

Dawn’s aim was simply to be the best in the field and Melbec has achieved that. Dawn’s ethos of always doing the best for the customer has translated through the company, creating a workforce dedicated to exceptional customer service and competitive prices.

Since the creation of Melbec, the business has grown year on year, and in 2018 Dawn’s husband, Nigel, gave up his role as a Professor of Physics, working in high level enterprise to join the business and becoming the MD.

Melbec offer a complete range of testing for the biocidal and cosmetic markets, as well as creating bespoke testing regimes that best suit our customer’s needs.

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At Melbec, we hold accreditation to UKAS for multiple standards to cover both cosmetic testing and biocidal testing. We are even the first lab in the country to hold ‘vegan accredited testing’ for both batch release and challenge testing in the cometic field. We have always strived towards innovation and problem solving and will carry on doing this to suit customer’s needs.

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Supporting charities and the environment is part of what makes Melbec who we are. Every year since we started, we have been supporting charities and reducing our effect on the environment in any way we can. From buying and protecting areas of rainforests to recycling all our waste.

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Being is a purpose-built facility with over 6 labs onsite is something we are very proud of and have worked hard to achieve. We commissioned a special video so all our customers who cannot come and see us can get a good idea of what we do and have a look at Melbec’s headquarters. Of course, customers are always welcome on site, and we love giving guided tours.

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If there is anything else you would like to know about Melbec, please feel free to give us a call and we are always more than happy to help you.