Company Profile Lab M Limited Lab M specialises in the development, manufacture and supply of microbiological culture media. The company operates from global headquarters in Heywood, Greater Manchester, UK, which house all R&D, technical support, manufacturing and commercial operations. A direct team in the UK and a network of trusted distribution partners around the world provide local sales and support. Established in 1971, Lab M has long enjoyed an international reputation for the high quality of its dehydrated culture media. Its R&D teams work in collaboration with key institutions and industry leaders to develop and trial new products that give faster results at lower cost. While conventional culture remains the most cost-effective and reliable way to enrich and enumerate micro-organisms in complex samples, Lab M also offers dehydrated culture media to enhance techniques such as ELISA and PCR. As well as a comprehensive offering of well-known microbiological media, there are a number of distinct and increasingly important brands within the Lab M portfolio: Harlequin™, a range of chromogenic media that now includes Salmonella, Listeria, Escherichia coli and Cronobacter sakazakii detection; Captivate™, the immunomagnetic separation system designed to speed up the culture and isolation of specific organisms, with a focus on STECs in foodstuffs; and µPREP, a line of bagged, sterile, ready to reconstitute media for high throughput applications. Lab M also supplies bulk peptones, extracts and other raw materials of plant and animal origin to pharmaceutical and large-scale fermentation industries, in compliance with current EDQM certification. Custom-designed and custom-blended products are also produced. Lab M is certified in accordance with ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2003 products designed for the clinical market are supplied in compliance with the European IVD directive and carry the CE mark.