50 Years of Microbiologics

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Publish Date: June 10, 2021

Fifty years ago, Cleon (Guy) LeMont, a central Minnesota entrepreneur, opened a testing laboratory with a focus on detecting microbiological contamination in water, the environment, and food. Named Environmental Protection Laboratories, the company began making its own microbiological supplies, including prepared culture media and live microorganisms on slants. To help other laboratories streamline their testing processes and ensure accurate results, Environmental Protection Laboratories incorporated the name Microbiologics and began manufacturing their culture media and lyophilized microorganisms on a larger scale. The company’s innovations in microorganism lyophilization would help revolutionize microbiological quality control in clinical and industrial laboratories around the world.

Five decades later, that company, now known solely as Microbiologics, still sets industry standards for microbial controls. Over those 50 years, much has changed; however, our mission has never wavered. From our humble roots as a regional testing facility, we now partner with diagnostic technology leaders, drug and vaccine developers; clinical, pharmaceutical, food and water testing laboratories; and countless other life-science organizations. Together, we work to protect the health and safety of people around the world through continuous scientific innovation.

Celebrating 50 Years

2021 marks the 50th Anniversary of Microbiologics. To celebrate, we will be hosting a series of monthly contests with lots of special giveaways and fun. You will not want to miss out! Make sure you are subscribed to our newsletter, and following us on social media, for chances to win Microbiologics swag with fun quizzes, contests, and more!

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Play Trivia – Get Prizes

The first of our 50th Anniversary celebrations is a trivia game. Test your knowledge of Microbiologics to get cool swag with chances to win more prizes!

*Trivia is now closed*

All trivia entries received by June 24th, 2021 will be sent a small gift and get entered into a drawing for ten bonus prizes, plus one grand prize to be given away. The prize drawings will be held on June 25, 2021 and the winners will be contacted directly via email. Prizes will be sent to the mailing address provided. Please allow 4-6 weeks to receive your gift(s).

Written by Microbiologics

Microbiologics is the foremost biological products and services provider, focused on protecting the health and safety of people around the world. For over 50 years, they have been partnering with healthcare and life science laboratories, manufacturers and suppliers across the globe to co-create and provide biological control materials, assay services and consulting for microbiology, molecular diagnostics and virology. Headquartered in Saint Cloud, Minnesota, the company has additional facilities in California, Kentucky and Michigan. Microbiologics has advanced industry standards for biological controls by adopting the most rigorous testing and quality standards including ISO 13485, ISO/IEC 17025, and ISO 17034. The company has an extensive distribution network spanning over 150 countries. For more information, visit microbiologics.com.

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