Microbiology testing and consulting services for industry.

IMSL is a testing and consultancy service specialising in the microbiology of materials, industrial processes and products. We provide support for a wide range of industries from paints, adhesives, polymer dispersions and metal working fluids to plastics, paper and textiles as well as testing disinfectants, cooling water and process fluids, etc. IMSL is highly experienced in testing and validating the performance of treated materials and treated articles including antiviral surfaces, coatings, textiles etc.

  • Production hygiene and final product testing
  • Preservation system design and evaluation
  • Testing and validation of disinfectants and treated articles
  • Efficacy data generation for product registration (BPR, EPA etc)
  • Expert advice on product and process design and claims


IMSL is always customer and service driven. We focus on delivering data that is best suited to its purpose and that is presented in a clear and easily understood form. We want to ensure that our customers understand the impact that microbiology can have on their products and processes and that any claims that they make are supported fully by robust, scientifically and statistically sound data.