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Regulatory services

Novel, customised solutions for highly complex measurement challenges

LGC has been a trusted partner to governments and regulatory agencies, providing bespoke solutions for highly complex chemical and bioanalytical challenges for over 170 years.

We are unique in hosting a number of national roles for UK Government including the Government Chemist function.  We are also the National Measurement Laboratory and Designated Institute (DI) for chemical and bio-measurement and a National Reference Laboratory in a range of key areas, including genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and feed additives.  

Our complete portfolio of regulatory services extends far beyond our statutory role to include a very broad range of established, high-regarded testing services, including bespoke test development, contract research, government-owned contractor-operated (GOCO) contract testing and high-throughput testing & reporting 

Our regulatory services meet a broad range of testing requirements from high-throughput, routine testing of samples for human consumption to highly technically challenging analytical test development and implementation.
Testing requirement Bioanalytical / Chemical testing service
Analytical test development; research, test development, scale-up, validation and implementation Bespoke test development
Technical problem-solving; research, solution-design and test or analytical standard development Contract research
Medium- to high-throughput, technically-challenging testing of samples for human consumption Government-owned, contractor-operated (GOCO) contract testing
Medium- to high-throughput, routine testing of samples for human consumption High-throughput testing and reporting

To learn more about the scientific excellence that supports our government services; please visit the National Measurement Laboratory pages of our website.

Government services brochure

Government Chemist Review