About Us

Welcome to Sterilizer Monitoring Simplified.

We are a team of experienced scientists dedicated to making you autoclave spore testing accurate, easy, and fast.

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Simplified Service

SporeAlert is a mail-in sterilizer monitoring service that makes it convenient for you to do your routine testing. All you have to do is run the strip through your sterilizer and drop it in the mail. We take care of the rest!

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Experienced Staff

Our in-house microbiologists and technicians are experienced and knowledgeable about all types of sterilization and understand the challenges of each. We provide our customers with reliable and accurate results as well as friendly and helpful customer service.

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Diverse Clientele

Whether you have a steam or dry autoclave, chemical or EtOH sterilizer our biological monitoring service will work for you. Our clients include dentists, oral surgeons, body art professionals, OB/GYN’s, veterinarians and cosmetologists.

Our Company

Woodhouse Laboratories is an owner-operated sterilizer spore testing laboratory founded in 2017 in Ferndale, WA. We are three dedicated scientists with over 20 years of laboratory management, microbiology, and environmental health and safety experience. We started this laboratory because we worked in labs which used or provided sterilizer spore testing services but we were consistently disappointed with the options available.  We wanted testing to be affordable, accurate, and fast.

Our Mission

We created Woodhouse Labs with these core values in mind:  Testing should be easy for clients to do, client service and test results should be provided instantly, and most importantly we will always remember that lives depend on our quality of service.

 Our Team 

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Gemma Woodhouse

Co-Owner

Education: M.S. in Environmental Science from Western Washington University, B.S. in General Biology from University of Washington, B.S. in Aquatic and Fisheries Science from University of Washington.

Experience: 13 years of laboratory experience including 6 years of laboratory director experience.

Gemma has 4 years of experience as director of water analytics at two laboratories in Washington state, and served as the lead of a mail-in sterilizer monitoring company for 2 years. As a co-owner of Woodhouse Labs, she serves ad laboratory director. When she isn't in the lab, she enjoys gardening, hiking, and working on her hobby farm.

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Dustin Gleaves

Co-Owner

Education: M.A. in Environmental Studies from Western Washington University, B.S. in Environmental Science from Western Washington University.

Experience: 10 years client services, 6 years supply chain and environmental health and safety, 2 years laboratory management, 2 years government administration.

Dustin brings over 10 years of client service, project management, and industry supply chain experience to the Woodhouse Laboratories team.  He has previously served as both supply chain analyst and environmental health and safety trainer at Boeing.  He has also taught environmental and statistics coursework at Western Washington University.  Outside of the lab, Dustin holds elected office as Fire Commissioner of his fire district and volunteers with his local food bank and Humane Society.

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Clive Woodhouse

Consulting Microbiologist

Education: Ph.D. in Tumor Immunology from University of Birmingham, B.S. Botany/Zoology

Experience: 14 years in immunoresearch, 23 years of general laboratory experience.

Clive has worked for 20 years in the biotechnology industry developing novel antibody therapeutics for clinical trials.  Compliance with GMP for intravenous products, and development of immunoassays for clinical monitoring are included in his experience. Clive is now a consulting microbiologist at Woodhouse Laboratories.