Our Services

What We Offer

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

Laboratory Testing

We can offer a range of services including British standard Testing services for cosmetics, biocides and medical devices. Bespoke projects are our speciality in applied, environmental and medical microbiology offering solutions for our numerous clients.

We can support clinical trials where microbiological answers are required. The extensive expertise also offers services for clinical research.

The expertise of Professor Val Edwards-Jones, as ex Director of Research at Manchester Metropolitan University is also frequently utilised in the design and application of R&D projects.

Scientific Writing

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, infection control, antimicrobial therapy, food microbiology, mode of action of biocides, medical devices and public health.

We offer a comprehensive range of lectures, tutorials and seminars. If required the workforce can be assessed following training. This type of training is essential for your sales team, can help with marketing and also train your workforce in all aspects of microbiology.


We offer bespoke presentations or lectures in all aspects of medical microbiology, specialising in antimicrobial resistance, rapid diagnosis, wound infection and infection control.


Professor Val Edwards-Jones has over forty years experience in delivery of lectures. Her lecture style is informal and she explains even the most complex aspect of microbiology very well.

Feedback on her previous presentations is always excellent.

Method validation

We identify and validate work as well as engaging in a wide range of projects. These can vary from proof of concept to challenge testing.

Professor Val Edwards-Jones, PhD

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.

Key Skills


Client focussed problem solving




Educated to PhD level


Experienced microbiologist


Excellent presentation skills


Excellent writing skills


Laboratory expertises

Working with us

If you decide that you would like to work with us, please get in touch so that we can get a better understanding of the work that you would like done.

Get an Estimate

We will discuss the requirements of your work and give you an estimate in terms of both cost and time to complete.


Plan Your Work

A complete plan for the work that has been agreed will be worked out and scheduled


Receive your results

Whatever work you have agreed to have done, will be completed to the highest standards.


Here is what some of our global clients and companies have to say about our work.

The services offered by Prof Jones have proven to be exemplary in my practise as a wound care specialist. Advise is given in an unbiased way with research and laboratory data given in a professional timely manner. Kathleen Leak

Independent Wound care specialist. U.K

We have been working with Prof. Val for several years now. Her guidance and advice has been invaluable. Val often accompanies us to Client meetings and her level of knowledge has always impressed our potential Customers. 

Graham Davenport

CEO, Natrell

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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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