About Us


BMI provides technology, recommendations and solutions to meet environmental compliance and industrial needs.

Our experts provide public and private sector clients cost-effective and efficient management of regulatory issues. BMI is an industry leader in >Analytical Laboratory Services and >Environmental Consulting.

These services include:

          • WET Testing
          • Biomonitoring
          • Chemical Product Testing
          • Toxicity Reduction Evaluations (TRE)
          • Criteria Standards/ Modification
          • Client-Specific Environmental Compliance Issues

Our Facilities

Located in Blacksburg, VA, BMI is a certified small business with labs that have been custom-built to provide National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (NELAP) accredited testing.

Our custom-built analytical laboratory facilities are designed for static and flow-through bioassay systems. Freshwater and saltwater species are maintained for Whole Effluent Toxicity (WET) testing. 

BMI has designed and implemented a rigorous quality assurance program that satisfies all U.S. EPA requirements. Key elements include thorough documentation of procedures and training of laboratory personnel who are routinely audited and certified. In addition, BMI employs both a Project Director and a Quality Assurance Officer to supervise all of our services.

Our Story

Founded in 1980, BMI emerged from the academic research community. Our academically trained scientists have published numerous book chapters and papers in peer-reviewed journals. BMI personnel, headquartered in Blacksburg, VA,  have also maintained a commitment to research and development of aquatic biomonitoring and toxicological concepts and are national leaders in the field, presenting papers and seminars at regional and national industry meetings, as well as serving as reviewers of manuscripts and grant proposals.

As the company gained a reputation for providing quality testing and consulting at competitive prices, BMI expanded service throughout Virginia and into surrounding states including Kentucky, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and around the world.

Key Personnel

David Gruber, PhD, President – TNI Lab Director

William “Joe” Rasnake – Sr. Project Coordinator, TNI Technical Manager

Wende Boylan – TNI Quality Manager

Awards/ Certifications

  • NAICS codes: 541330, 541620, 541690, 541710
  • TNI Accredited Lab, Cert #460015
  • Virginia Biological Monitoring Tier III lab