About Us


Abbott Analytical is a small independent company operating from purpose-built laboratories in the industrial area of North Wirral. Established in 1998 we specialise in the microbiological assessment of biocidal products (Disinfectants and Preservatives) through efficacy testing.

Our laboratory is ISO 17025;2017 accredited for efficacy testing of disinfectants, antiseptics, biocides, handwashes and handrubs for the food, industrial, domestic, institutional and veterinary fields.  Our accreditation certificate can be found here along with our Schedule of Accreditation.

Our dedicated team have a wealth of experience in laboratory testing and keep abreast of relevant changes in legislation through membership of and active participation in a number of industry specific technical groups.

Meet some of our key team members:

Tony WatsonTony WatsonBusiness Development Manager

A member of the Abbott team since its inception. Tony has in-depth knowledge of EN standards and test requirements for specific product usage, along with expert knowledge of the development of the BPR, ECHA and other legislative bodies.

Tony is the brains behind our unique IT programmes which aid the rapid and accurate management and reporting of test results to the client.

Gareth BaylissGareth BaylissLaboratory Manager

A graduate microbiologist, Gareth has worked with internationally renowned companies for over 10 years. Experienced in Biocide manufacture within continental Europe and India, he is also an active member of the BSI providing input on EN test procedures. Extensive experience using a wide range of EN test procedures particularly within the veterinary area.

Dave WatsonDave WatsonConsultant

Founder of Abbott Analytical in1998, with more than 40 years as a practicing microbiologist. Active member of the BSI working group CH 216 for more than 15 years with significant input to EN test procedures. Former member of OECD working group and Royal Society of Medicine.

“I’ve always been delighted with the level of service received. A team dedicated and focused to our requirements.”

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