Launch of new poultry laboratory

Published: 27 December 2017

The new state of the art poultry laboratory is located on Pentlands Science Park and will offer a full range of microbiology, serology and parasitology testing to the poultry industry.

The laboratory has ISO:17025 accreditation for a number of tests and is also approved by DEFRA for testing under the CSPO, ABPR and TARP regulations as well as Poultry Health Scheme testing.

The laboratory will begin accepting samples from 8th January 2018.

“The launch of this new facility will expand the range of services that Biobest can offer and will allow us to provide poultry customers with a vet led, high quality laboratory service unlike anything currently available in the private sector. Working closely with leading poultry vets we have ensured that our laboratory can offer a service which matches not only the regulatory requirements but also the individual needs of our customers in today’s marketplace.”

Stuart Marshall, Chief Operations Officer, Biobest

The new facility will be managed by Justyna Pienio, an experienced food and poultry microbiologist, who previously
managed the Origin group poultry laboratory in Hemingford. Justyna is joined by a team of scientists and support
staff including microbiologists with industry experience. All of the team have been through the rigorous Biobest
training program and are now keen to start processing live samples.

As well as providing services to the poultry industry the new facility will provide microbiological support to the
main Biobest laboratory.

Over time the new facility will use Biobest’s expertise in areas such as molecular biology to increase the range of testing available to our poultry clients. This will ensure that our customers are always able to access the most up to date diagnostic technologies and services.

Submission forms and further details will be available on Biobest website shortly and a  launch event for the new facility will take place early in the New Year.

If you would like to discuss your testing requirements or register interest in attending our launch event please contact:

t: 0131 440 2628


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