Benjamin Bastin has been named supervisor of the microbiology research and development lab at Q Laboratories. Bastin has been with Q Laboratories since 2013. In his new role, he will be responsible for assigning studies to research teams, working with clients and accreditation entities to draft and optimize study protocols, and supervising all laboratory functions. He earned a degree in biology from Urbana University in Ohio.

Q Laboratories provides microbiology, analytical chemistry, and research and development services in food, pet food and dietary supplement industries. The lab offers a wide range of quality control services, including pathogen detection, allergen screening, shelf-life determination and nutritional analysis.

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