New genomics division

The Column

The Column, The Column-05-10-2010, Volume 6, Issue 8

Diagnostic and analytical testing services provider LGC has announced the launch of a new genomics division.

Diagnostic and analytical testing services provider LGC has announced the launch of a new genomics division. According to the company it has been seeing successful growth in the area of genomics as part of the company’s Life and Food Sciences division since the 2005 acquisition of AGOWA. Through the acquired genomics company, LGC has provided an array of flexible nucleic acid sample extraction services and products, DNA sequencing, next generation sequencing and genomic services to international pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and private and public research organizations.

“The launch of LGC Genomics as a new operating division is an exciting step for LGC and presents excellent opportunities for growth,” said John McQuillian, managing director of the new division, in a statement. “Under the new brand, LGC Genomics will continue to advance the development and delivery of first-rate genomic services and products, keeping our customers at the forefront of technology and expertise in this increasingly sophisticated field of science.”

As part of the restructuring process, AGOWA genomics products and services will be rebranded LGC Genomics. For more information visit www.lgc.co.uk

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