About Essential Microbiology

A Microbiological Consulting company With 10+ Years of Experience

This well established microbiology company offers specialised microbiology services to a wide range of industries including healthcare, wound care specialists, diagnostics, medical devices, pharmaceuticals and biocides. Working closely with the customer, we assess their needs and offer appropriate bespoke solutions in their applied areas.

Essential Microbiology Ltd collaborates with a number of other key specialists and this collaboration has helped with education of sales teams and workforce, launching of new products, design of laboratory facilities and advice on regulatory matters.

Val Edwards-Jones, a Professor of Medical Microbiology with over forty years’ experience in diagnostics, infection control, infectious disease and product development. An eminent speaker at conferences and in the media. Numerous appearances on Embarrassing Bodies offering advice on a variety of infectious conditions. Other TV appearances include discussions on hand hygiene on The One Show, Gut Health on Save Money Good Health, and super-gonorrhoea and food poisoning with Dr Pixie McKenna on public health matters.

Professor Val Edwards-Jones has extensive experience in higher education (research and teaching) and specialises in diagnosing infectious disease, infection control, antimicrobial therapy, biocides, wound infection and toxic shock syndrome.

Val has over one hundred peer reviewed publications and has successfully managed over twenty different research projects funded with over one million pounds of research grants from Industry, Charities, research councils and European funding. She has regularly presented her research at a large number of International Conferences and peer reviews for several International Journals.

She has written and number of book chapters in popular microbiology text books and is currently editing and contributing to a book entitled ‘Essential Microbiology for Wound Care’ with a number of key specialists in the wound care area. Val regularly writes for a number of magazines and daily newspapers.

Our Services

We offer a wide range of microbiological services. All completed by our experienced team and to the highest standard.



We can offer a range of services including British standard Testing services for cosmetics, biocides and medical devices.



We offer a range of different services and have experience of production of journal articles, microbiological reviews and expert comments.

Microbiology Training

Essential Microbiology Ltd offers a full training portfolio in microbiology covering all aspects of medical microbiology.

Get in Touch

+44 7734 062 958


Open Hours

6am - 5pm Everyday

What we Do

Laboratory testing
Scientific Writing
Microbiology Training
Method Validation

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