Eurofins Microbiology, a Des Moines, Iowa-based leader in bioanalytical testing, announced its new, state-of-the-art, ISO 17025-accredited laboratory in Louisville, Ky. The microbiology laboratory, home of ExpressMicro, offers testing services needed to rapidly quantify, detect or identify pathogenic, spoilage and probiotic microorganisms.

Due to Louisville’s proximity to over 60% of U.S. cities and being home to the UPS world port hub, the new laboratory location is said to make ExpressMicro one of the fastest microbiology testing laboratories in the marketplace.

“Our Eurofins ExpressMicro service enables us to provide customers a very quick time to result, without compromising method or process quality. As the time waiting to release product or review results often impacts food production schedules and the bottom line, it is exciting to have both a local and nationwide food safety and testing solution that incorporates customized logistics and high-quality testing solutions via Eurofins ExpressMicro,” says Mehgan Styke, business unit manager. “We are also happy to be in Louisville, and in a growing part of the country that supplies delicious foods and beverages to consumers across the globe.”