Microbiologics, originally named Environmental Protection Laboratories, was founded in 1971. Headquartered in St. Cloud, Minnesota, we provided laboratory testing services for detecting microbial contamination of water sources, the environment and food products. In 1976, the company began manufacturing microbiological diagnostic products including culture media and lyophilized microorganism preparations. Soon after, we began building a global distribution network that allowed us to expand from a small, regional manufacturer to a well-established global leader in providing the highest quality biomaterials for a safer, healthier world. Today, Microbiologics offers the largest and most diverse line of ready-to-use quality control microorganisms, which are sourced from the world's leading culture collections, packaged in convenient and valuable formats and expediently delivered throughout the world. We specialize in producing lyophilized QC microorganisms for use in the clinical, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, dietary supplement, food, water, environmental and educational industries. Each of our QC microorganism products is supported by the highest quality credentials in the industry, so when you buy from Microbiologics you know you're receiving the best products and unsurpassed service and support. Visit the Quality Systems page for more information about Microbiologics quality credentials.