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Biocides

Founded in 2001 as a microbiological testing laboratory, we are your solution 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.

Efficacy Testing

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.

Bespoke Testing

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.

Stability Testing

  • 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.

Regulatory Services

Our Regulatory Chemist Dr Daniel Burney can provide support for all your BPR regulatory requirements.

  • IUCLID
  • SDS
  • REACH
  • Only Representative Services
  • Dossier Preparation
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Cosmetics

We are MSL. Founded in 2001 as a microbiological testing laboratory, 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.

Testing

  • Preservative Efficacy (Challenge) testing
  • Stability testing
  • Microbial limits

Labelling

Different regulations govern different markets and in labelling this is of paramount importance:

We advise upon all areas of labelling

  • Translations
  • 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)

  • 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

  • Portal Notifications (CPNP)
  • Formulation Reviews
  • PIF Guarantees and Maintenance
  • In-Market Surveillance
  • REACH

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.

We cover

  • Preservative Efficacy (Challenge) testing,
  • Stability testing
  • Microbial Limits
  • HRIPT
  • HET-CAM
  • Labelling
  • 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.

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Postal Address

Gollinrod
Walmersley
Bury
Lancashire
BL9 5NB (Royal Mail)
BL9 5NA (Courier & Sat Nav)
We are situated opposite the Red Hall Hotel.

By Road

From the M66 and Manchester

Leave the M66 at Junction 1 and turn right at the traffic lights onto the A56. Go over the motorway bridge and MSL is approximately 300 metres on the left hand side.

From the North

Leave the Edenfield bypass as it is about to become the M66. At the roundabout take the second exit towards Bury. At the T junction turn right onto the A56 and follow this road for approximately three miles. MSL is situated on the right hand side just before the slip road to the M66.

By Rail

  • Manchester Piccadilly - 10 miles
  • Manchester Victoria - 8 miles
  • Bury Metrolink - 1.5 miles