Essential Microbiology

An independent microbiology consultancy service who can offer advice and laboratory services for all your microbiological needs.

Microbiology consulting services

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.


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.



Professor Val Edwards-Jones has over forty years experience in delivery of lectures.


We offer bespoke presentations, specialising in antimicrobial resistance, wound infection and infection control.

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.

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 customers. 

Graham Davenport

CEO, Natrell

After being told we required an independent UKAS report for our robotic UVC system, Prof. Edwards-Jones was recommended by another company to supervisor the testing.

Prof. Edwards-Jones has a remarkable talent of explaining complex microbiology matters is a clear and simple way so that the non-microbiologists amongst us are able to understand.

The work she has done has given us a massive market advantage and her continued support and willingness to answer questions that arise is extremely beneficial to our continued success.

We strongly recommend Prof. Edwards-Jones to any company or institute requiring microbiological testing. Simon Ellison

Vice President Sales & Marketing, UVD Robots ApS

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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