UK National Measurement Laboratory

As the UK’s designated institute for chemical and bio-measurement and home of the Government Chemist, we deliver world-leading measurement science to solve complex global challenges, ensuring trust and confidence in the thousands of measurements performed routinely within the UK to improve quality of life.

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International Review of Science 2023

The International Review of Science was commissioned by the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) to evaluate the quality of science and the impact of the National Measurement Laboratory (NML) at LGC and Government Chemist (GC) function over the period 2016 to 2023.

International Review of Science Public Summary

Engineering Biology

Engineering biology has the potential to offer solutions to a range of societal challenges including food, biomedicines, clean growth and the environment. Our expertise in standards and metrology (measurement science) is helping to create more reliable engineering biology technologies to improve wellbeing and de-risk innovation.

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Pandemic Preparedness

Discover how we use our measurement expertise to help support UK pandemic preparedness.

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Annual Review 2021

As the UK’s designated institute for chemical and bio-measurement, we deliver world-leading measurement science to solve complex global challenges, ensuring trust and confidence in the thousands of measurements performed routinely within the UK to improve quality of life.

We support the work of the Government Chemist.

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Case Studies

Thousands of decisions that affect our everyday lives are based on measurements.

To be able to rely on these decisions, there must be confidence in the measurements themselves.

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