Customer Applications and Technical Service Laboratory for Antimicrobials

This state-of-the-art facility is dedicated to serving the innovation and technical support need for our premium line of bromine-based antimicrobials. Originally founded in 2011, the laboratory is a partnership between Albemarle Corporation and Southern Microbiological Services, LLC in Baton Rouge at the Louisiana Business & Technology Center. Equipped with cutting-edge research instruments, the laboratory offers a platform for conducting both fundamental and applied research against a full spectrum of food and water-borne pathogens including SalmonellaCampylobacterListeria, E. coli, Pseudomonas and Legionella. Our cross-disciplinary team of scientists specializing in the fields of biochemistry, bacterial genetics, biofilms and food science take pride in their ability to design and execute application-specific tests and provide timely responses to customer needs.

The laboratory is accredited by the CDC’s Environmental Legionella Isolation Techniques Evaluation (ELITE) Program.


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AviBrom (1,3-dibromo-5,5-dimethylhydantoin or DBDMH) is a solid which hydrolyzes in water to form hypobromous acid.  This antimicrobial solution is a broad-spectrum, post-harvest intervention that reduces Salmonella, E. coli and Campylobacter at multiple application points in poultry-processing plants.

FCN 1190                 Poultry 450ppm


BoviBrom (1,3-dibromo-5,5-dimethylhydantoin or DBDMH) is a solid which hydrolyzes in water to form hypobromous acid.  This solution is a post-harvest antimicrobial intervention that reduces E. coli and Salmonella levels on the hides, carcasses, heads and organs in the processing of cattle, goat, pig and sheep.

FCN 1190             Red Meat 900 ppm

CellVex P®

CellVex P is liquid sodium bromide activated by sodium calcium or potassium hypochlorite to form hypobromous acid.  This is used as a post-harvest antimicrobial proven effective against E. coli, Campylobacter and Salmonella for high volume applications in poultry markets.

FCN 1122         Poultry  450 ppm

SWG® Biocide

SWG Biocide is a stabilized bromine-based liquid used to disinfect Gram-negative organisms in tanks, pumps or medicators used to deliver the product, piping and tubing associated with water lines in animal, livestock and poultry housing facilities.  It is only used when animals are not present.

Last Updated: 3/16/2017 3:15:47 PM