My name is Ben Tanner and I am the microbiologist in charge of Cosmetic Test Labs in Texas. My lab specializes in cosmetic microbiology, such as preservative challenge tests and aerobic plate counts.
I was on the old forum for some time as "CosmeticTestLabs." Anyway, I think there is a great group of people on this forum and so I like to share my microbiological expertise when I can. Feel free to ask me any germ/preservation/contamination/infection/test questions you might have. I usually check in every few days.
Happy formulating and testing!
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