MBEC Assay® Kits and Other Products

The MBEC Assay® Kit is a high throughput screening assay, described in ASTM E2799, that is used to determine the efficacy of antimicrobials against biofilms of a variety of microorganisms.

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Antimicrobial Validation Services

Innovotech specializes in building custom experimental systems specifically designed for your antimicrobial testing needs.


Our Antimicrobial Silver Compounds

InnovoSIL™ compounds are a family of novel and very effective antimicrobial agents ideally suited for coating onto or incorporating into medical devices.

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Antimicrobial Contract Research

Our Contract Research team has helped over 100 companies deliver on their products and services. We have over 20+ years in business working with medical device, agriculture and many industries to help combat biofilms in their particular fields and with their surfaces and devices.

Why choose Innovotech as your research partner? The developer of method ASTM E2799 for biofilm investigations

  • Innovotech’s MBEC Assay® kit is a proprietary high-throughput screening assay used to determine the efficacy of antimicrobials against biofilms of a variety of microorganisms.
    A trusted testing and supporting partner on 510(k), FDA and other regulatory submissions
  • Innovotech’s BEST Assay™ testing method has been used for successful FDA 510(k) submissions for coated medical devices
    ISO 17025:2017 accredited
  • Innovotech is accredited by CALA to ISO/IEC17025 Testing Accreditation No. A4146 for enumerating bacteria – liquids and solids.
    Traded on the TSX-Venture Exchange
  • Innovotech (TSX-V:IOT) has been publicly-traded since 2003
    A company with patented IP, proven methodologies and decades of know how
  • Innovotech is an antimicrobial R&D powerhouse attracting microbiologists with a passion for fighting biofilm disease through products and contract research for our world-class clients

Our Assays are Reproducible, Reliable, Rugged, and Cost-Effective.

Renowned for our stellar track record in antimicrobial research, Innovotech stands as a pioneering force in the field. Our state-of-the-art biofilm products not only exemplify superior quality and reliability but also guarantee the precision and replicability essential to your research. Collaborating with Innovotech unlocks an unparalleled reservoir of expertise to help you find solutions for even the most intricate biofilm-related challenges. Choosing Innovotech as your research partner company for biofilm products is a decision rooted in sound judgment.

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MBEC Assay® Solutions

Innovotech’s biofilm products are at the leading edge of the industry. The MBEC Assay® solutions we provide are fast, effective, and accurate. Our experienced team can help you run your assays with:

  • Minimal Equipment Requirements
  • Minimal Technical Requirements
  • Multiple Formats and Repeats
  • Internal Controls
  • Multiple Organism Capability

The significance of employing the appropriate biofilm testing methodologies in research cannot be overstated, particularly in the context of advancing our understanding of microbial behavior and developing effective strategies to combat biofilm-related issues. Biofilms, consisting of microorganisms held together by a self-produced extracellular matrix, play a crucial role in various fields including medicine, industry, and environmental science. Therefore, selecting the right type of biofilm testing is paramount for accurate results and meaningful insights.

Innovotech is your optimal choice for your biofilm and antimicrobial testing requirements. With an reliable track record in antimicrobial research, Innovotech has established itself as a quintessential leader in the field. Our pioneering biofilm testing solutions epitomize precision, reliability, and innovation. Backed by a wealth of expertise, their testing methods unlock invaluable insights into biofilm behavior, essential for developing effective strategies. By choosing Innovotech, you’re embracing a proven partner that shares your commitment to advancing scientific knowledge and addressing real-world challenges posed by biofilms.

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Biofilms are responsible
for 80% of clinical infections

Guaranteed price quotes, confidentiality, and timelines for all antimicrobial contract research.
Antimicrobial testing and contract research at Innovotech.
Antimicrobial contract research and testing at Innovotech.
Antibacterial testing across North America and Europe.


Innovotech offers standardized and customized testing
  • Experience testing under aerobic, anaerobic and microaerophilic conditions.
  • Experience testing bacterial and fungal strains.
  • Experience testing medical devices, as well as agricultural and oilfield products.

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Innovotech: The right choice for all your antimicrobial needs.

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Innovotech collaborates with over 100 companies in chemical, oil & gas, and the medical industry for research.
Reliable and repeatable biofilm tests available in Canada, the United States, and Europe.
Antibacterial testing and antibiofilm tests.
Antimicrobial validation services for rapid high throughput screening.
MBEC Assay® solutions are fast, effective, and accurate.
Antimicrobial silver compounds suited for incorporation into medical equipment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Biofilm is a structured community of microorganisms that adhere to surfaces, encompassing bacteria, fungi, and other microbes. This amalgamation forms a protective matrix composed of substances like proteins and polysaccharides. Biofilms can manifest in various settings, including medical equipment, pipes, and natural environments like rivers. Due to their resilience and ability to withstand antibiotics and disinfectants, biofilms pose challenges in fields such as healthcare and industry. Understanding biofilms is crucial for developing strategies to manage their impact and improve hygiene and health standards.

Innovotech uses, customizes and creates high throughput assays to enable the growth of microorganisms including biofilms. Assays can test multiple conditions, surface coatings, media treatments and other parameters. Antimicrobials, whether surface-bound or soluble, can be tested at various time points to best mimic clinically-relevant situations. Traditional microbiology, imaging or other end points are used to evaluate results.

Innovotech specializes in offering tailored antimicrobial testing solutions. Our expertise lies in crafting customized approaches and understanding the unique challenges posed by diverse pathogens and environments. This precision ensures accurate results and insights that are directly applicable to various industries. With a commitment to advancing antimicrobial research, Innovotech's customized testing services contribute to the development of targeted solutions.