About Biosan

microbiology laboratory


Biosan Laboratories is an environmental microbiology laboratory that was founded by Dr. Harold Rossmoore in 1973. Our initial microbiology lab was in Ferndale, MI where we remained until 1994. Since we knew many of our lab customers would benefit from the ability to perform microbiology testing on-site, Biosan developed the following bacteria and fungi test kits: the Sani-Check AB for detecting bacteria, the Sani-Check YM for detecting fungi, the Sani-Check SRB kit for detecting anaerobic sulfate reducing bacteria.

Microbiological Test Kit Manufacturing Facility

In response to our clients’ needs, we developed an agar based detection method known as a dipslide for microbiological testing. In 1994, we moved to a 6400 square foot building in Warren, Michigan and added a 3600 square foot manufacturing area in order to expand our manufacturing capacity. Today our production department is dedicated to making high quality agar dipslides for the microbial testing of a variety of industrial fluids.

mycobacteria metalworking fluid coolantMicrobiology Testing Laboratory

Our highly experienced microbiologists provide antimicrobial testing services for a variety of industries including textiles, plastics, paints, inks, metalworking fluid, and water treatment (legionella testing) using ASTM, AATCC, JIS and ISO standard microbial methodologies. They also provide consulting in antimicrobial testing protocol design for those clients that required customized testing.

Professional Affiliations

American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists http://www.aatcc.org/
American Society of Microbiology http://www.asm.org/
Association of Water Technologies http://www.awt.org/
ASTM International http://www.astm.org/
National Association of Corrosion Engineers http://www.nace.org/
Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers http://www.stle.org/

Laboratory Certifications

CDC Environmental Legionella Isolation Techniques Evaluation (ELITE) Certification 
NYSDOH ELAP (ID#12061) for Legionella Analysis (ISO 11731), Potable and Non-Potable Water
EPA/State of Michigan DEQ (ID #9972): Drinking Water Microbiology Certification


Biosan's dedicated and experienced employees possess the depth and breadth of experience necessary to support Biosan's Sani-Check® microbial test kits and its microbiology laboratory testing services. Brief background summaries of some of Biosan's key professionals are set forth below:

Jason Desai

Jason has served as Biosan's President since 2009. His primary responsibilities include supervision of all product manufacturing, laboratory testing and marketing/sales. Prior to joining Biosan, he was a partner with Kirkland & Ellis LLP, an international law firm, where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions and securities offerings. Jason has an undergraduate degree from Stanford University and a law degree from Harvard Law School.

Alicia Davis
alicia@biosan.com, x234

Alicia joined Biosan in 2013 and currently serves as Laboratory Manager in the Microbiology Laboratory.  She has a strong knowledge base in the antimicrobial testing of textiles using ASTM, AATCC, JIS, and ISO methodologies.  Alicia has an undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Michigan State University.

Gary Miners
gary@biosan.com, x225

Gary serves as Biosan's Production and Shipping Manager. He has been with Biosan for over twenty-seven years and has experience in all facets of Biosan Sani-Check® product development, manufacturing and distribution. Gary also supervises maintenance of our facility in Warren, Michigan

Lesley Thomas
lesley@biosan.com, x229

Lesley serves as Biosan's Sales and Marketing Manager, a position she had held since 1998. Lesley is the primary business contact (lesley@biosan.com) for all laboratory and Sani-Check® product customers and provides technical support to both customer groups. Prior to joining Biosan, Lesley was a Senior Microbiologist for DiverseyLever, a specialty chemical manufacturer. Lesley has an undergraduate degree in microbiology from the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Randy Lauinger

randy@biosan.com, x230

Randy serves as Biosan's Controller, a position he has held for over nine years. Prior to joining Biosan, Randy was Controller of Toray Resin Company, an international resins company. Randy has an undergraduate degree from Ferris State University in accounting and a Masters from Walsh Business College.

Kathi Bradley
kathi@biosan.com, x228

Kathi has been with Biosan for over twenty two years. She is currently Biosan's senior Customer Service Representative and handles incoming Sani-Check® product orders and coordinates shipping. Kathi also processes Biosan's website orders. Please contact her at kathi@biosan.com with any questions regarding your web order.

Nancy Ryal
nancy@biosan.com, x220

Nancy has served as Biosan's Administration Assistant and Customer Service Representative for the previous nine years. Nancy's primary responsibilities include working as a customer service liaison for all laboratory testing customers. She is also an important member of Biosan's order processing and product distribution teams.

Biosan Laboratories, Inc.
1950 Tobsal Court, Warren, MI 48091-1351
Phone (586) 755-8970 / (800) 253-6800
Fax (586) 755-8978
e-mail info@biosan.com