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Why Bozeman is Great for Moisturizer Studies

BioScience Laboratories, Inc. (BSLI) conducts moisturization testing on a regular basis.  Located in Bozeman, Montana, the high, dry climate is ideal for conducting skin moisturization studies.  At nearly 5,000 feet above sea level, Bozeman’s long winters and low relative humidity contribute to dry skin conditions.  According to a 2018 study…

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Announcing ICMAD Membership

BioScience Laboratories, Inc. is proud to announce their membership with the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors Trade Association (ICMAD). BioScience is in good standing and in compliance with ICMAD’s Code of Ethics.  The Code of Ethics promotes and encourages the highest level of ethics within the cosmetic industry.  Being an…

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Cosmetic & Personal Care Product Testing

BSLI performs moisturization testing regularly, this is due to Bozeman Montana's dry continental climate. Bozeman has relatively low humidity and dew point, making this area perfect for moisturization studies year-round. BioScience Labs routinely conducts studies employing the following techniques:

  • Leg Controlled Application Technique (LCAT)
  • Forearm Controlled Application Technique (FCAT)
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BSLI is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business


BioScience Laboratories, Inc. has always been a veteran-owned small business, but now we are officially registered with the Department of Veterans Affairs as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). Many corporations in the private sector give preference to companies owned by veterans when seeking business partners for goods…

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Candida auris Testing

Candida auris is an emerging fungus that is multidrug-resistant. The CDC has classified Candida auris as a rapidly emerging fungus that has been the cause of tens of thousands of outbreaks in the healthcare setting, including ear, wound and bloodstream infections. This species of Candida is difficult  to identify through conventional laboratory methods and its transmission…

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Are You Ready to Start Your Next Preservative Efficacy Test?

Start your next PET in just 5 days! Choose one of our standard PET protocols listed below and we can begin the test within five days of receipt of product and receive the final report within two weeks following the last sample.
 
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Expanded Biofilm Services

BioScience Laboratories Helps Identify the Next Generation of Anti-Bacterial Solutions Through Expanded Biofilm Testing

Companies developing anti-biofilm products should consider upcoming EPA guidance for substantiating claims
 

BOZEMAN, MT – JUNE 14, 2017 – BioScience Laboratories (BSLI) is helping antimicrobial product development companies better illustrate their product efficacy by expanding…

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What Equivalence Means

Traditional statistics are used in trying to find differences between two products. In the medical field, equivalence has become a goal. For example, a test product is very expensive and another product is inexpensive. The goal is to discover if they are equivalent so the cheaper one can be sold.…

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Statistics, or How to Meet FDA Requirements


In 1994, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released the Tentative Final Monograph (TFM) requiring a product’s average reductions to meet the log10 reduction requirements.  Later, they changed this to the lower bounds of the 95% confidence intervals.  Then they added the 70% responder rates. Both test and…

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BioScience Laboratories, Inc. Biofilm Testing Capabilities

Biofilms are present in a broad range of industrial, environmental, human health, energy production, and agricultural systems. A biofilm is a group of microorganisms that adhere to a surface and generate an extracellular matrix, which can contain extracellular DNA, proteins, and polysaccharides. These cells embedded in biofilms are often physiologically…

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ISO 17025 ACCREDITATION

On May 31, 2016, BioScience Laboratories, Inc (BSLI), was granted accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025 (2005) by American Association of Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA), an internationally recognized accrediting body.

Today’s increasing globalization of markets is resulting in both more competition, and new opportunities for testing facilities such as BSLI.  The World Trade…

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Determining the Sample Size Necessary to Pass the TFM Pre-Operative Skin Preparation

How can one predict the sample size of subjects needed to pass the current FDA’s requirements for the preoperative skin preparation with the two recent additions (95% confidence intervals and 70% responder rates)?  The purpose of the sample size formula presented by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is to…

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Why Do Companies Use the Health Care Personnel Handwash Study to Evaluate their Products?

Written by Dr. Daryl Paulson, MBA, President & CEO
experts@biosciencelabs.com

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates the healthcare industry, and one of the requirements for a healthcare personnel handwash requires manufacturers to prove their products are effective in the reduction of bacteria.  That reduction needs to be a…

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Anti-Biofilm Technologies: Pathways to Product Development

This conference served as an excellent opportunity to address difficulties in the antimicrobial and infection prevention industries. Most notably, product development and testing required by the regulatory agencies were discussed, along with the lack of direction for marketing claims and FDA/EPA acceptance of anti-biofilm products. Additionally, the process of Pre-Submission…

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Russell Griggs, M.S., Presents Poster at AORN 2016

BioScience Laboratories, Inc. is very pleased to announce that one of our Principal Investigators, Russell Griggs, M.S., will be presenting a poster at this year’s AORN Conference in Anaheim, CA, April 2–6, 2016. The poster session will be April 4, from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. We hope you can stop by and…

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Neutralizing Your Product(s)

BioScience Laboratories, Inc. works in the customer service environment dealing with  in-vitro and in-vivo (clinical efficacy) evaluations of many simple and complex antimicrobial products.  One of the most critical aspects of a study’s performance is providing useful and sufficient neutralization/inactivation of the products being tested.  In brief, proof of neutralization…

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Materials Testing: Are You Stressed Out?

Materials testing is defined as the measurement of the characteristics and behavior of substances under various stressful and non-stressful conditions. The data obtained is often used in specifying the suitability of materials for various applications.  Most materials are at some point tested for their ability to perform their intended task. From…

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New Dedicated Materials Testing Lab

BioScience Laboratories, Inc. was built upon the backbone of antimicrobial testing services.Over the past 24 years BioScience has developed an ever-expanding list of available testing services including, but not limited to disinfectant studies, wound care testing, safety and efficacy testing, medical device testing and testing a wide array of personal…

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How Industry leaders are approaching new Healthcare Antiseptic Standard

On May 1, 2015, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published an amendment to the Tentative Final Monograph (TFM) for Healthcare Antiseptics which will have widespread ramifications for members of the topical antimicrobial industry.  The FDA specified new efficacy criteria that are more stringent than the 1994 TFM.  A discussion…

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Regulatory Acceptance of Three-Dimensional Tissue Constructs for Testing of Eye Irritation

An in vitro method for assessment of Ocular Irritation potential of chemicals has been recently accepted by the regulatory authorities as an alternative to in vivo Draize rabbit eye irritation test.  This alternative method utilizes reconstructed human cornea-like epithelium which closely mimics the histological, morphological, biochemical and physiological properties of the human corneal…

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What our Customers are Saying...

I have enjoyed a good relationship with BioScience Laboratories.  Thanks to their support and thought-provoking advice, we were able to move forward on several of our projects.  I look forward to continuing a business relationship with BioScience Laboratories for years to come.”

Yutaka Nishihara, Ph.D., Yoshida Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

"We have been working with BioScience Laboratories for the past few years on the development and testing of a range of revolutionary new products.   The technology team at BSL has been trustworthy partners, helping us to develop and advance testing protocols that meet stringent FDA requirements.  Their guidance has been expert and their testing laboratories have provided timely and detailed results.   We greatly value the support and technical leadership provided by BSL."  

Mr. Michael S. Zedalis, SVP - Science & Technology, Ansell