Founded in 2001 as a microbiological testing laboratory, we are your complete service providers for all your testing and regulatory needs.
Our capability and reliability offers organisations an integrated approach resulting in their products and services getting to market quickly, cost effectively and compliantly. Operating globally, we take pride, as a team of highly experienced experts, in providing solutions to real life business problems and issues.
The Biocidal Product Regulation
Biocidal products are those designed to control harmful or unwanted organisms such as bacteria, pests and viruses through the action of the active substance. Examples of biocidal products include; disinfectants, alcohol hand washes and insect repellents.
The BPR aims to improve regulation of these products due to their potential dangers to humans, animals and the environment. This is achieved by requiring the registration of active substances and finished products. Biocidal products may only contain active substances that have been previously been approved. (Ref suppliers Article 95)
In the UK the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are the Competent Authority for Biocides while the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is responsible for driving the legislation forward. Both can be consulted for advice on complying with this regulation.
MSL can perform any Microbiological test methods (which include ISO, EU.ph. US.ph. JIS) and also apply deviations appropriate to the intended use/application to support R&D and BPR dossiers. All virology testing is done in-house.
At MSL we provide not only a comprehensive range of standard tests, but we can also offer a tailor made solution to any of your testing needs in order to support the “weird & wonderful” claims found in today’s marketplace.
- Accelerated / Real Time
- Controlled Conditions
- Active Analysis
- Wet Chemistry
Technical Support & Consultancy
Allocated one point of contact with dedicated Technical Project Manager from initial enquiry to final report and beyond.
Our Regulatory Chemist Dr Daniel Burney can provide support for all your BPR regulatory requirements.
- Only Representative Services
- Dossier Preparation
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Microbiological Testing has been our focus since being established in the early 2000’s, we are YOUR solution providers for ALL your testing and regulatory needs. This completely integrated approach (with all services in-house) saves you both time and money and ensures less errors and a seamless process. Our services are available to brand owners, manufacturers and contract manufacturers and we help clients in over 20 countries.
An introduction to EU Cosmetic Regulation 1223/2009
We fully understand the role of the Responsible Person within Cosmetic Regulation 1223/2009 and can either adopt that position for a brand or manufacturer or alternatively advise clients on the actions necessary if they wish to act as RP for their own products (if possible). We hold full insurance cover for our Responsible Person services, which we believe to be unique and our complete EU Cos Reg process is ISO9001 accredited. We operate a fully secure data retrieval, storage and management system and regularly work to NDAs/CDAs.
Different regulations govern different markets and in labelling this is of paramount importance:
We advise upon all areas of labelling
- Territory specific
- Environmental - green dot / aerosol / flammability / etc.
- Proof checking
This we offer from NPD all the way through to placing product on the market.
Claims Support (Safety Testing)
- Claims Classification
- Consumer Panel Testing
- Bespoke Study Design
- In Home User Trials
- BSEN 1276/1650 - Antimicrobial Suspension Testing
- ISO 1499/1500 (IN VIVO) testing of antimicrobial hand wash / gel
Cosmetic Product Safety Reports (CPSRs)
The Cosmetic Product Safety Report (CPSR) is a mandatory document that is a cornerstone of the EU Cosmetic Regulation compliance process. We have experience of providing these documents for a vast range of products, ingredients and uses.
Other help and areas of expertise
Intro to US Food, Drug & Cosmetics (Personal Care Products) Act
MSL are experienced in offering regulatory and compliance advice for the US market. Our knowledge combined with our unique integrated approach will save you time and money.
- Preservative Efficacy (Challenge) testing,
- Stability testing
- Microbial Limits
- Formulation Reviews
- Proposition 65
- Supply Chain Management Schemes i.e. WERCS
Other Regulatory Environments & Territories
MSL provide advice to leading cosmetic, PCP and pharmaceutical companies in Canada, ASEAN Countries, New Zealand, Turkey, etc.
Please contact us for further information.