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National Measurement System annual highlights report 2016 released

11 Oct 2017
The UK National Measurement System’s (NMS) annual highlights report was published last week by the UK government Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. The report provides a snapshot of the achievements and the impact of the Government’s annual £65m investment in its NMS, and demonstrates how measurement plays a vital role in all aspects of our lives by providing important support for evidence-based policy and regulation.
Highlights of the report indicate that:
  • The NMS is collaborative, with active partnerships delivering key priorities across all sectors of life sciences, advanced manufacturing, energy and environment, and digital
  • Measurement enables trade, with the NMS providing vital support to organisations through more than 400 different measurement services and a variety of products, best practice guides and on-line training courses across the UK
  • The NMS is providing important skills capabilities for now and in the future, running a broad range of almost 60 specialist training programmes to over 1100 people and offering trailblazer apprenticeship standard opportunities
  • Important work has started in identifying the challenges in quality, reliability and integrity of data
LGC’s role in the UK NMS is as the UK’s National Measurement Laboratory (NML) for chemical and bio-measurement, delivering world-leading measurement science to underpin measurement confidence and support innovation.

Our research areas span advanced therapeutics, diagnostics and safety and security, addressing challenges from the detection of antimicrobial resistance to neurodegenerative disease monitoring to food safety determination.  Our measurement capabilities comprise state-of-the-art mass spectrometry, PCR and cell characterisation of products and processes, with many of our testing and calibration services accredited to ISO/IEC 17025.
To find out more about the impact we have as a NML read our case studies and follow our twitter feed.