Wednesday, 17th April 2012 - LGC Standards, one of the world’s leading suppliers of reference materials, has launched the LoGiCal range of certified reference materials. Manufactured and certified to ISO Guide 34, using ISO 17025 accredited processes in LGC’s own laboratories, the new range offers scientists a choice of natural and deuterium labelled compounds, each supplied with a detailed Certificate of Analysis. LoGiCal certified reference materials fully satisfy national and international labelling and other requirements for transportation, health and safety.
The range will focus on the forensic and clinical sectors. Initially providing laboratories with access to over 800 of the most widely used standard reference materials, the new product range will comprise drugs of abuse and prescription drugs in standard solutions and powder format, with stocks maintained locally at LGC Standards international offices to help eliminate delays due to the complex, lengthy import procedures associated with the procurement of controlled substances.
David Richardson, CEO of LGC, said: “LGC Standards has used many years of experience and their industry expertise to manufacture exactly what our customers require. The new LoGiCal product range is unique to LGC Standards, and will be an asset to laboratories relying on high quality certified reference materials.”
About LGC Standards
LGC Standards (www.lgcstandards.com) provides products and services to improve measurement and quality control within the laboratory, and is part of LGC, whose LGC Science & Technology Division acts as the UK National Measurement Institute for chemical and bioanalytical measurements. LGC Standards supplies over 100,000 products, including reference materials, pharmaceutical impurity reference standards (produced under ISO Guide 34 accreditation), biological standards and reagents, and proficiency testing. LGC Standards is headquartered in Teddington, Middlesex, UK. Its global centre for excellence in proficiency testing is located in Bury (Greater Manchester). LGC Standards has offices in France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden, China, Russia, United Arab Emirates and the UK, a joint venture presence in India, and representatives in Brazil, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, the Netherlands, Romania, Turkey and the US.
LGC (www.lgcgroup.com) is the international science-based company and market leader in analytical, forensic, biotechnology and diagnostic services, as well as diagnostic products, proficiency testing and reference standards. LGC operates in a variety of international markets which underpin the safety, health and security of the public and the regulation of industry, for both public and private sector clients. LGC has four divisions - LGC Forensics, LGC Genomics, LGC Standards and LGC Science & Technology. The latter includes specialist laboratories delivering contracts for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and supports LGC's designated role as the UK's National Measurement Institute for chemical and bioanalytical measurement. Our operations are extensively accredited to international quality standards such as ISO/IEC 17025. With headquarters in Teddington, South West London, the LGC Group employs over 1,600 staff in 36 laboratories and centres globally. Privatised in 1996 and now majority-owned by funds managed by Bridgepoint, LGC was founded 170 years ago as the Laboratory of the Government Chemist - a statutory function maintained by LGC today.
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