About Us


Solar Biologicals is a global developer and marketer of specialized microbiology products. Our primary focus is the design and manufacture of easy-to-use sterile specimen collection and surface-sampling sampling kits used in medical diagnosis, industrial quality-control and critical control point hazard identification food safety programs.

Our Mission

Our vision is to be a leader in the life sciences industry with a broad portfolio of innovative and high quality sterile sampling products, utilizing our well-established brands, global sale, distribution channels, and business development capabilities.

Our History

For over 45 years Solar Biologicals and its affiliated Canadian manufacturer, Qualicum Scientific Ltd., continue to grow its product portfolio through a strategy of combined organic growth, driven by internal product development, direct marketing, global sales and distribution channel expansion. Built upon the insightful business platform established by company founder, John Lavigne and with rigorous scientific research led by Dr. Al Jackson, the company continues to be a market leader in supplying innovative diagnostic sampling products to the world market. 


Paul Lavigne, President and Chief Executive Officer

Paul Lavigne has managed and directed Solar Biologicals steady growth and profitability since 1995 from a small family-owned business to an industry leader on the simple principle “Do for the customer what you wish people had done for you when you were a customer”. Paul continues to be driven to providing each customer with quality tested diagnostic products at competitive prices. To that end, Paul has spear-headed a non-stop investment strategy in introducing state of technology automated manufacturing at Qualicum Scientific’s Canadian facility. Meeting and maintaining ISO 9000 quality manufacturing standards remains central to Solar Biologicals success.


Solar Biologicals well-established brand, Solar-Cult®, has become a trusted industry standard associated with innovative design, quality sterile products, competitive pricing, assured results and guaranteed satisfaction. Solar-Cult® brand products facilitate easy sampling and growth of microorganisms in facilities where microbiological sampling is critically important. Solar-Cult® sampling products provide an effective means of obtaining inexpensive and timely data that can be used to make informed decisions concerning policies and practices related to the adverse effects of pathogenic bacteria and contamination.