Eurofins opens Kentucky microbiology lab
Expansion introduces new express microbiology service
Eurofins Scientific has announced the opening of a microbiology laboratory in Louisville, Kentucky. This temporary site completed construction in mid-August 2014 and will open its doors to clients in October 2014, according to the company.
The expansion to Louisville introduces a new service to Eurofins’ portfolio, Eurofins Express Microbiology. The laboratory plans to be accredited to ISO 17025 shortly after opening. Marc Scantlin, president of Eurofins Microbiology Laboratories, said that the expansion into the Louisville market will provide clients with convenient and reliable options for microbiology testing. “With the addition of the Louisville laboratory, we are now able to receive overnight samples with arrival times between 2 a.m. and 4:30 a.m.," said Scantlin. "This, combined with our capability to process these samples shortly thereafter, gives us the unique ability to provide much quicker turnaround times to our clients who are accustomed to shipping samples overnight with arrival times of 10:30 a.m. or later."
The new Louisville laboratory is one among numerous acquisitions and developments for the Eurofins Microbiology division; including the Mounds View, Minnesota and Lancaster, Pennsylvania locations which opened earlier in 2014.