I.G. MicroMed detects and identifies bacteria, mold, yeast, fungi, algae, toxins and allergens. We also conduct antimicrobial effectiveness testing (challenge studies) that measure how well products inhibit bacterial growth. We can help you identify the most appropriate test for your product.
We identify pathogens and indicator organisms in food, water, pharmaceuticals, NHPs (natural health products, formerly known as nutraceuticals) and environmental materials. These are highly regulated areas – we are a government-approved and accredited laboratory, following appropriate Health Canada, USP, FDA, AOAC and client approved procedures.
Our facility includes a clean room for sterility testing of products and medical devices.
We also operate polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology that identifies DNA unique to pathogens in a specimen, allowing accredited rapid pathogen detection of Listeria, E. Coli O157:H7 Salmonella and Top 7 Shiga-Toxin E. Coli.
I.G. MicroMed can provide on-site sampling and sample collection for clients throughout Metro Vancouver. There are no minimum fees.
We are a Standards Council of Canada ISO 17025 laboratory and also operate with a Health Canada Establishment Licence. We are designated by the British Columbia provincial government (EWQA) as an approved laboratory for microbiological testing of drinking water.