May 2011

LGC launches new Health Sciences business

LGC, a leading international science-based company and recognised leader in chemical and biological analytical services and reference materials, is pleased to announce the launch of its new Health Sciences business unit, which combines the Group’s sport, food, consumer safety and pharmaceutical testing activities within a single new entity. In a market first, Health Sciences offers supplement customers the only in-house testing from banned substances to additives/compositional testing.

LGC is showcasing its Health Sciences service offerings at the Vitafoods and Finished Products expo events in Geneva, Switzerland on 10-11 May 2011.

The launch of Health Sciences follows LGC’s acquisition in December 2010 of HFL Sport Science (HFL), the world’s largest independent provider of drug surveillance, doping control and research activities to human and equine sports. The acquisition of HFL has extended and complemented LGC’s current analytical service offerings and together LGC and HFL provide a comprehensive, market-leading testing programme for foodstuffs, ingredients and nutritional supplements.

Health Sciences’ range of testing services include:

  • banned substances (prohibited by World Anti-Doping Agency)
  • nutritional biomarkers
  • nutritional analysis
  • contaminants & residues.

Methods are accredited to ISO 17025.

David Hall, CEO of HFL Sport Science and Director of Health Sciences at LGC, commented: “By bringing together the knowledge, expertise and instrumentation of LGC and HFL into a single new business entity called Health Sciences we believe that this will bring significant benefit to our customers.  We are the first in the market to offer customers both banned substances and additives testing. In addition, this will open up a range of market opportunities in the UK, Europe and the USA.”

To find out more about our new Health Sciences service offering come and visit our stands in Vitafoods (stand SPO2) and Finished Products expo (stand 2040) or call John Bannister. John can be contacted via email at john.bannister@lgc.co.uk or during the event by phone at mob: +44 (0)7824 630425.