Materials Testing Laboratory
EMLab P&K provides materials testing lab services, specializing in microbial challenge methodologies. New technologies are constantly incorporated into the manufacture of materials. In some instances these new technologies may inadvertently accelerate or promote the growth of microorganisms. Also, new technology products and materials are being formulated to inhibit or slow down the growth of microorganisms. Growth-inhibiting products can be incorporated into the materials or used as a protective coating.
The ASTM and other standardization organizations have developed protocols to measure and quantify the amount and effects of microbial organisms on materials. EMLab P&K is able to provide complete testing on materials following ASTM protocols. When a protocol is not applicable, EMLab P&K is able to develop rigorous, scientifically sound protocols to assist clients in a wide variety of product and material testing needs. Examples of the ASTM protocols that EMLab P&K is capable of performing are listed below.
EMLab P&K is accredited by the AIHA-LAP LLC EMLAP and the California Department of Health Services ELAP programs, and is ISO/IEC 17025 compliant. EMLab P&K's analytical staff includes only degreed and highly trained analysts, the majority with advanced degrees. EMLab P&K's scientific staff is headed by Dr. Harriet Burge, the company's Director of Aerobiology and Chair of EMLab P&K's Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Burge is widely considered to be the leading expert in indoor air quality and mold analysis, and has served as a member of three National Academy of Sciences committees.
Materials Testing Services
You can expect the same commitment to quality and accuracy in
materials testing that you have come to expect from EMLab P&K in
traditional microbial analysis. EMLab P&K is dedicated to your success and to
providing you with superior quality, accuracy and service.