We are the leading provider of ready-to-use QC microorganisms for quality control testing in the clinical, pharmaceutical, food, water and educational industries. With over 900 strains available in a variety of user-friendly formats, we offer the largest and most diverse line of QC microorganisms including qualitative, quantitative, Certified Reference Material and Parasite Suspensions.
Our products are manufactured in accordance with the industry’s highest standards. We have achieved ISO 13485 certification, as well as ISO 17025 and ISO Guide 34 accreditations. In addition, we are an FDA registered establishment and offer many CE Marked products.
Microbiologics was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Originally named Environmental Protection Laboratories, we initially focused on providing laboratory testing services for detecting microbial contamination of water sources, the environment and food products. In 1976, we began manufacturing and selling laboratory supplies including lyophilized (freeze-dried) microorganisms. Today, we provide QC microorganisms to every region of the world through an extensive distribution network.
In 2008, Microbiologics acquired Gibson Laboratories, Inc. of Lexington, Kentucky. Gibson provides a full array of microbiology supplies including stains & reagents, rapid test kits, QC controls, lyophilized bacterial and fungal cultures, fungal serology, and custom manufactured products.
Microbiologics is owned by Granite Equity Partners, a private investment and holding company headquartered in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Granite Equity Partners invests human and financial capital from the local community of investors, executives, and advisors to advance select companies in the Central Minnesota region toward their full potential.
In 2017, Microbiologics acquired Virapur of San Diego, California.