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Microbiological Testing & Consulting (MTC) is an ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accredited and FDA registered microbiological testing lab located in Chicago, IL. With over two decades in business, we provide microbial, preservation, stability, and compatibility testing for clients in the personal care industry.

Our services have been tested by both large industry firms and small start-up teams, and each are treated with the same commitment to ensuring their products are safe for consumers.

We also provide research and development services to formulate new products or refresh legacy products. Complying with USP and PCPC testing methods, our services are a critical component in the development and production of safe and effective consumer products.

What sets us apart is our size. We are a small lab, which allows us to be nimble in our ability to satisfy our clients’ needs. With our state-of-the-art equipment we can offer our clients the testing services they expect from a large organization, but deliver it with the personalization of a boutique lab.


Our clients appreciate that they can speak with our lab personnel directly and discuss their specific issues and timeframes with us. They enjoy our rapid turnaround and our ability to re-prioritize as necessary to keep their production lines running smoothly, something that our larger competitors cannot offer.

At MTC, we work every day to make sure you never have to answer the question, "What's the Worst That Can Happen?"

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