Custom Environmental Monitoring Controls

Your Strain. Your Format. Your Convenience.

NCIMB is working with Microbiologics to simplify environmental isolate and objectionable organism testing. Using your environmental isolate or targeted objectionable organism identified at NCIMB, Microbiologics manufacture test-ready controls quantitated for specific Pharmacopeia methods.

Custom Controls

Why use NCIMB and Microbiologics?

  • Microbiologics have over 40 years of experience developing and producing microbial controls.
  • Extensive range of simple and reliable qualitative and quantitative formats.
  • Independent external controls provide accurate, reliable results.
  • Convenient test-ready formats save you time and money.
  • Easy and economical storage, no freezing required.
  • Technical support experts available for guidance.
  • Microbiologics' industry-leading quality system includes ISO 17034 certification.
  • NCIMB provide genotypic identification of your isolate, undertaken to GMP standards.


Your environmental isolate will be used to manufacture test-ready controls to help you meet pharmacopoeial guidelines including:

  • Antimicrobial effectiveness testing
  • Aseptic Processing Environment
  • Disinfectant Qualification
  • Growth Promotion Testing
  • Suitability Testing
  • Validation of Neutralization Methods
  • Water for Pharmaceutical Purposes.

What's included

  • Confidentiality: All the strain information you share with us remains confidential.
  • Identification: Your isolate will be identified phenotypically and genotypically.
  • Storage: Stock cultures of your isolate will be maintained for future use and banked at Microbiolgics' headquarters.
  • Quality guarantee: Quality control will be performed on our custom controls prior to every shipment.
  • On-going support: technical support experts are available if you require any guidance.

How it works

  • 1

    Submit your request to NCIMB

  • 2

    Receive and approve your quote

  • 3

    Ship your strain to NCIMB

  • 4

    Receive your strain identification report

  • 5

    Microbiologics receives your strain

  • 6

    Your ready-to-use Custom Control is manufactured and delivered

Our customers

NCIMB work with companies of all sizes, from a broad range of industry sectors including pharmaceutical, food and drink, oil and gas, cosmetics and personal care. We strive to deliver products and services that meet our customers' high expectations.

Microbiologics' experts have developed custom environmental isolate and objectionable organism controls for thousands of pharmaceutical and personal care manufacturers.

Contact us to find out more about the formats available or to obtain a quote.

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