Specialist microbiology testing firm expands to meet growing demand

Perfectus Biomed offers testing services to customers all over the world and is expanding its laboratory space at Sci-Tech Daresbury. Tony McDonough reports

Perfectus Biomed
Dr Sam Westgate runs Perfectus Biomed from Sci-Tech Daresbury

 

Microbiology testing business Perfectus Biomed is expanding its laboratory space at Sci-Tech Daresbury to meeting growing demand for its services.

Based at the Liverpool city region science and technology campus, Perfectus Biomed supports companies by providing standard and customised microbiology testing, specialising in antimicrobial, biofilm, viral, fungal, cellular and molecular research.

It works with clients worldwide, including the UK, Europe, US, Australia and South Africa in the wound care, cosmetic, medical device, pharmaceutical, biocides and orthopaedic sectors.

It has having to increase its laboratory space at Techspace One after seeing demand double over the past 12 months. It has also expanded its offer to include comprehensive molecular and cellular testing services. This latest laboratory expansion will enable the lab teams to have a dedicated workspace for each testing service it provides.

Perfectus has also recruited 10 new team members in the last year, introducing senior roles such as a business development manager and a laboratory manager. Chief executive Dr Sam Westgate said: “It has been a record year for our team and this organic growth has meant that we are now starting to outgrow our current workspace.

“As a business, we feel that the time is right to take the next step in our development as we look ahead to the future and prepare to expand our offering even further. With demand for our services increasing, it is essential that we are able to expand our workspace without disrupting daily operations.

Jayne Furnival, group property director of Langtree, one of the Sci-Tech Daresbury JV partners said: “Perfectus Biomed is a great success story to emerge from Sci-Tech Daresbury and we’re very proud to have been part of it since the very beginning of their journey.

It is a market leader in the microbiology testing sector and we’re delighted to be able to offer an inspiring and collaborative home for them to work and build for the future. It’s fantastic to be able to share such strong tenant success stories from the campus.”

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