LGC is a British independent, science-based service company providing chemical, biochemical and DNA based analysis. It was formed in 1996 after the privatisation of the Laboratory of the Government Chemist, and still has a statutory role as the Government Chemist. Since privatisation it has expanded from 270 staff in 1996 to over 1500 in 2010 and is Europe's largest, independent analytical laboratory.
LGC participates in the European Reference Materials consortium, together with the Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM) of the European Commission's Directorate General Joint Research Centre and the Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM).
LGC was acquired from LGV Capital by private equity firm Bridgepoint in February 2010 for . The acquisition was predicated on LGC's growth prospects in the face of "increasing regulation and the trend to outsourcing within both the public and private sectors."
In 2015, LGC "agreed to acquire" Biosearch Technologies, which had a complimentary range of products in the medical diagnostics and research market, the aim being to create a " one-stop shop for a wide variety of genomics applications".
LGC is a British company providing analytical services, formed after the privatisation of the Laboratory of the Government Chemist
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