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  • Flexible UKAS Scope Accreditation

    Published On: August 3, 2022

    Melbec Microbiology are proud to be the only contract testing laboratory to be awarded a flexible scope of accreditation for Phase 2, Step 1 biocidal suspension tests. This means that, in addition to our fixed [...]

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  • Poliovirus: What is it and Why is it Being Found in the London Sewers?

    Published On: June 24, 2022

    According to several recent news articles, Poliovirus has been found in a higher-than-average number of London sewage samples, but what is it, why is it there and what can we do to be safe? What [...]

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  • How Can Climate Change Negatively Impact the Skin Microbiome and Cause Skin Conditions?

    Published On: June 22, 2022

    The many variables of climate change including temperature, humidity, UV radiation, and air pollution, all influence our skin, our outermost protective barrier against such environmental factors. As well as our skin cells, the cutaneous barrier [...]

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  • Burkholderia cepacia complex (BCC): What is it and should you be testing for it?

    Published On: June 7, 2022

    Burkholderia cepacia has been in the news recently as it was thought to have contaminated up to 180 bottles of hair product, causing the production company to voluntarily recall the product. What is Burkholderia cepacia? [...]

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  • Monkeypox – What is it and how can the spread be minimised?

    Published On: May 23, 2022

    Monkeypox is an infectious disease caused by the monkeypox virus. It can occur in certain animals, including humans. The monkeypox virus is an enveloped virus from the orthopoxvirus genus in the family poxviridae. The orthopoxvirus [...]

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  • Antimicrobial Textile Finishes Explained

    Published On: May 10, 2022

    Antimicrobial finished on textiles have generated a lot of interest in recent years in both the medical and textiles clothing industry. Here at Melbec, we have seen the industry and demand for the appropriate micro [...]

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  • Cosmetic Testing Explained

    Published On: April 10, 2022

    Testing cosmetic products is essential for anyone wanting to produce and sell cosmetics in the EU, it is required by law and applies to all; big manufacturers and small or independent brands. Products must be [...]

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