Christmas, candles and the countdown to the SI redefinition

Blog - Perhaps unsurprisingly, the candela was originally based on the light of a candle – but a definition based on something so variable was not good enough for measurement scientists. The candela, or ‘the new candle’, replaced candle-based definitions in 1948. In 1979 the modern definition of the candela was adopted:

20 December 2018
LGC reports half year trading in line with expectations

News - Update for the half year ended 30 September 2018

18 December 2018
LGC acquires M.B.H. Analytical

News - Substantially increases the breadth of metal alloy reference materials portfolio

12 December 2018
National Measurement Laboratory welcomes new Bioeconomy Strategy

News - The strategy is a collective approach to transform the UK economy through bioscience and biotechnology

07 December 2018
National Measurement Laboratory supports new Life Science Sector Deal

News - The Life Sciences sector within the UK continues to develop into a leading global hub.

06 December 2018
LGC acquires Seracare Life Sciences, strengthening its position in clinical quality control tools

News - Strengthens LGC’s position across the spectrum of clinical quality control tools market

26 November 2018
NML appointed as expert laboratory for viral EQA schemes by INSTAND e.V.

News - Appointment recognises world-leading expertise in the field of digital PCR for nucleic acid quantification.

26 November 2018
Countdown to the SI redefinition

Blog - The redefinition of the International System of Units enacted on the 16 November 2018 during the General Conference for Weights and Measures will mean that the SI units will no longer be based on any physical objects, but instead derived through fundamental properties of nature.

20 November 2018
Scientists set to overhaul International System of Units

News - Changes will come into force on 20 May 2019. 

15 November 2018
Co-Diagnostics, Inc. and LGC Sign License Agreement for CoPrimer Technology

News - Exclusive license agreement relates to use of CoPrimer™ technology for both research and commercial applications.

31 October 2018