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One of the services we specialize in at Nelson Labs is providing high-quality studies for the consumer and personal-care industries. With over 30 years of experience, we offer a wide range of studies to support our clients’ regulatory and claim-substantiation needs, helping them achieve success in their markets.

Our many scientists bring considerable experience and expertise to the table and maintain strong relationships with all major regulatory agencies, such as the FDA, EPA, Health Canada, and European Agencies (EFSA and EEA).

We offer a complete suite of testing services, including clinical and in-vitro capabilities, to satisfy our clients’ needs for precise data. Our testing services include clinical skin-care evaluations, preservative-efficacy validations, clinical antiseptic testing, and disinfectant-efficacy testing. Whether you are developing a new product line, introducing a new product to the market, or reformulating an existing product, our team has the scientific and regulatory expertise to support you every step of the way.

In addition to our testing services we offer a range of complementary services designed to meet your needs. Our sister company Sterigenics is a global leader in comprehensive sterilization solutions to meet all your sterilization needs. Our colleagues at Regulatory Compliance Associates, a Nelson Labs company, are consultants supporting clients from FDA-regulated industries with regulatory affairs, quality assurance, compliance assurance, and remediation.  Furthermore, our own Expert Advisory Services team offers a wide breadth of MedTech and pharmaceutical experience to help clients deliver safe and effective products to those respective markets.

We have a history of providing comprehensive, quality testing services to support your product’s success in the marketplace. Our team of experts are ready to help you meet your specific data needs. Learn more below about the major testing categories for consumer products.

Antimicrobials and Disinfectants

We offer full suite of antimicrobial and disinfectant efficacy testing in most applications. From surface sanitizers and cleaners to cleanroom disinfectants, we can verify the efficacy of your product for your specific needs.

Biocompatability & Toxicology

We offer a full range of material assessments using chemical characterization, in vivo and in vitro test services to meet US FDA, EU CE mark Japan MHLW and other international requirements.

Clinical Antiseptic Testing

Our laboratory hosts over 30 years of clinical antiseptic testing experience. We offer industry leading testing and regulatory guidance to help you meet the specific and complex regulations set for by agencies such as the FDA and Health Canada.

Clinical In-Use Testing

Our clinical testing team is highly specialized in comprehensive study design. Years of experience implanting and manipulating the standard procedures used in clinical claim substantiation today, our team can support your products specific data needs.

Sterilization Validation

Sterilization Validation is designed to assist the manufacturer in the development of a sterilization process that delivers the appropriate sterility assurance level and ensures repeatability for each product type developed.


Nelson Labs is proud to host one of the few consumer testing laboratories with a dedicated virology lab. The importance of virucidal efficacy has only grown within recent years, and our laboratory is prepared to support your products efficacy data needs.