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  LGC Upgrades Dr. Ehrenstorfer Portfolio

LGC, the international life sciences and measurement testing company, has launched an upgrade and a new look for its Dr. Ehrenstorfer™ range of products.

LGCThe Dr. Ehrenstorfer range now includes a growing number of reference standards manufactured under LGC’s ISO Guide 34 scope of accreditation, and new outer packaging and ampoules. The improved packaging, which uses cardboard with an upgraded cellophane layer to help prevent moisture uptake....

 

  LGC Makes Ordering PT Schemes Easy for Customers

LGC, the international life sciences and measurement testing company, is pleased to announce that its world-renowned range of proficiency testing (PT) schemes is now available via its LGC Standards web shop. 

LGCProficiency Testing, often referred to as external quality assessment in the medical and clinical arena, is a key element in the laboratory accreditation process, providing laboratories with an independent performance assessment to enable them monitor the quality of their analytical results as stipulated in ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO 15189....

 

  LGC Standards Continuing to Provide NMIA’s Vital Underpinning for Quality in Forensic Drug, Toxicology and Sports Drug Testing

LGC Standards is delighted to announce that their agreement to distribute the National Measurement Institute of Australia (NMIA)’s reference materials (RMs) has been renewed, allowing customers continuing access to the NMIA’s expanding range of specialist RMs in four key areas: forensic drugs, sports drugs, pesticides and veterinary materials.

LGCThe NMIA is a world renowned National Measurement Institute (NMI). It has NATA accreditation for chemical reference materials production and is fully compliant with ISO Guide 34. In particular, the NMIA is a leading centre of expertise for sports drugs testing...

 

  LGC Accelerates the Development of New Medicines with Extractables and Leachables Services

As regulatory pressure increases companies are saving time and money with effective extractables and leachables programmes

LGC ServicesLGC, the international life sciences and measurement company, is successfully preventing pitfalls which can increase drug products time to market. There is increasing regulatory pressure on pharmaceutical companies to investigate the potential interaction between a dosage form and the primary closure and transfer system employed. A thorough scientifically sound extractables and leachables (E&L) programme is, therefore, an essential regulatory requirement...

 

  LGC Acquires Maine Standards Company, the Leading Provider of Calibration Verification Materials for Clinical Laboratories in the US

LGC, the international life sciences and measurement company, today announces that it has acquired Maine Standards Company, the leading provider of calibration verification materials for clinical laboratories in the US.

LGCThe acquisition bolsters LGC’s growing portfolio of reference materials and proficiency testing (PT) schemes for the clinical market. Euan O’Sullivan, Managing Director of LGC’s Standards Division, said, “We are delighted to welcome Maine Standards Company to LGC. Our two organisations represent a highly complementary commercial and cultural fit, with a common commitment to developing products of the very highest quality for the benefit of...

 

  LGC Acquires Thistle QA, Expands Clinical PT Offering

LGC, the international life sciences and measurement company, today announces that it has acquired Thistle QA, provider of a comprehensive range of over 35 proficiency testing (PT) schemes to over 6,000 participants, mainly in the clinical sector. PT is also known as EQA (external quality assessment).

LGCThistle’s schemes cover:

  • Clinical chemistry in blood, serum and urine for a range of important tests e.g. cardiac markers, serology, haematology
  • Therapeutic drugs monitoring (TDM)
  • Clinical microbiology
  • Food microbiology and forensic analysis.

 

  Keeping sport clean with LoGiCal reference standards

The Anti-Doping Control Laboratory at Barcelona’s Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute (IMIM) is a world-recognized facility performing dope testing of athletes and animals for national and international sporting events, and was an early adopter of LGC Standards LoGiCal range of reference materials

Immaculade FigueraImmaculada Figuera, a chemist in the laboratory, explained: “We test around 4,000 human and animal samples a year from sporting events around the world, screening urine, blood and serum samples for controlled substances. We perform a wide range of gas and liquid chromatography-based protocols, and use LoGiCal reference standards for both qualitative and quantitative analyses.”...

 

  LGC acquires leading bioanalytical sciences business from Quotient Bioresearch

LGC and Quotient Bioresearch are pleased to announce that they have reached agreement on the sale by Quotient of its Bioanalytical Sciences division to LGC

LGC LogoQuotient Bioanalytical Sciences is a leading provider of bioanalytical services across the fields of small molecules, biomarkers, biopharmaceuticals and microbiological testing to customers in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors. It is based at Fordham, Cambridgeshire...

 

  A LoGiCal success for online SPE-LC/MSMS

LoGiCal® reference materials from LGC Standards have enabled specialist instrument manufacturer Spark Holland in Emmen, the Netherlands, to establish an online SPE-LC/MSMS method for the analysis of synthetic cannabinoids

Martin SibumBusiness Development Manager Martin Sibum explained: “We develop applications for a variety of markets, including clinical pharma, toxicology and forensics, and are involved in screening for drugs of abuse. The use of designer drugs is on the increase, and we needed to develop a quantitative online SPE-LC/MSMS method for the analysis of synthetic cannabinoids, or ‘Spice’ compounds. These compounds are relatively new, and LGC Standards was quite unique in being able to supply reference standards for five Spice compounds from stock.”...

 

  Drugs of abuse screening benefits from LoGiCal reference materials

Unilabs AB in Eskilstuna, Sweden, is taking advantage of LGC Standards’ LoGiCal reference materials to perform clinical analyses and screen for drugs of abuse, as chemist Elin Widing explained

Elin Widing“Unilabs is a privately owned clinical laboratory that analyses company healthcare and workplace samples, as well as samples from drug abuse centres. Samples are received from across Sweden and screened either qualitatively or semi-quantitatively using immunological assays, followed by quantitative  for verification. Ready-to-use LoGiCal solutions are ideal for our purposes; it is so much simpler than weighing powders for in¬house preparation of reference materials.”...

 

  Smart scientists order online at LGC Standards’ webshop

LGC Standards’ webshop, featuring over 30,000 products, represents the most comprehensive source of online reference materials available

LGC Standards’ webshopWebshop registrations have increased by almost 300 % in the last four months. Customers can search the webshop quickly and easily, and enjoy the convenience and flexibility of being able to order 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

  LGC Standards launches LoGiCal, a new range of certified reference materials LoGICal 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...

 

  A LoGiCal success at Analytical Services International LoGiCalAnalytical Services International (ASI) at St George's, University of London, UK, has been evaluating LoGiCal certified reference materials - a new product range from LGC Standards - for its therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) services, where high quality reference standards are an essential requirement. The use of high quality reference materials is equally important for the Company's international proficiency testing scheme for immunosuppressive drugs, co-ordinated by Professor David Holt. ASI recently validated the use of LoGiCal solutions of the immunosuppressant mycophenolic acid (MPA) and antiarrhythmic amiodarone metabolite desethylamiodarone (DEA) in its assays...

 

  LGC Standards announces arrival of new catalogue LGC Standards announces arrival of new catalogueOver 14,500 products across a range of sectors including food, environmental and industry, to support analytical testing. LGC Standards' most comprehensive catalogue has been updated once again, with a wide range of new reference materials and suppliers being added to the existing offering. ‘Analytical reference materials, standards and high purity solvents 2011/12' supports laboratory quality by providing a resource that contains materials for a variety of applications, ensuring that users have all the products of interest in one place...

 

  LGC Standards and ULTRA Scientific offer the Gold Standard with ULTRAgold LGC Standards logoLGC Standards is pleased to offer ULTRA Scientific's new line of ISO Guide 34 certified reference materials (CRM), ULTRAgold®. ULTRAgold fulfils international needs with CRMs at convenient concentrations of 1000 ppm and 10 ppm, as well as incorporating REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical Substances) labelling into its products, to better assist the laboratory community

 

  Hair drug analysis - LGC announces agreement to market Psychemedics’ hair test in Europe LGC, an international science-based company and recognised market leader in forensic and diagnostic services and reference materials, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Psychemedics Corporation, the world's largest provider of drug testing using hair analysis, to market the patented Psychemedics hair analysis drug test in the UK and Europe.

 

  Visit Whitehouse Scientific at Powtech 2010 At Powtech 2010 Whitehouse Scientific will exhibit the company's new opaque standards for particle size analysis. Managing director Dr Graham Rideal will also present a lecture as part of the World Congress on Particle Technology (WPCT6), a scientific congress which this year takes place alongside Powtech.

 

  ULTRA Scientific offers the Gold Standard with ISO Guide 34 accreditation Organic and inorganic standards distributed by LGC Standards give laboratories greater choice and quality

 

  LGC Standards continues its growth in emerging markets with first Russian office

Championing measurement science and quality control in the Russian analytical market.

LGC Standards has opened its first office in St Petersburg, Russia. This new office, coming only six months after a presence in China was established, demonstrates that LGC Standards continues to grow to support laboratory quality worldwide.