LGC Limited

LGC Limited

LGC is an international life sciences measurement and testing company. Science is at the heart of all we do - for a safer world.

Address: Newmarket Road, Fordham
Postcode: CB7 5WW
Country: United Kingdom
Website: http://www.lgcgroup.com
Membership type:Corporate 51+ (£1,000+VAT pa)


Focused on delivering “Science for a Safer World”, LGC is a leading international tools and solutions provider for the life sciences industry. We provide measurement products and services which underpin the safety, health and security of the public, serving customers across a number of end markets including Pharmaceuticals, Agricultural Biotechnology, Food, Environment, Government and Academia. We are the designated UK National Measurement Institute for chemical and bio measurement.

LGC’s laboratory in Fordham, Cambridgeshire, UK, provides the following services;

Drug development services

LGC has a world-class bioanalytical capability and a team of scientists dedicated to providing on time, high quality data to help you make critical decisions on the safety and efficacy of your molecule. Supported by the latest mass spectrometry and immunochemistry technologies, and a full range of microbiology and central lab services, LGC offers you high-integrity analytical science and expertise spanning small and large molecules, biomarkers, molecular biology and microbiology.

Operating from state-of-the-art facilities to GLP, GCP and cGMP standards, LGC also has leading analytical capabilities to support Chemical Manufacturing and Control (CMC) with particular specialties in materials science and pharmaceutical analysis.

Sport and specialised analytical services

With a unique heritage in drug testing spanning more than 50 years, LGC is the world’s leading provider of drug surveillance services for horse racing and other animal sports, and is a pioneer in the testing of banned substances in sport supplements. We also provide human drug testing services for customers in the public and private sectors and are a leader in the analysis of novel psychoactive substances.


Our expertise makes us leaders in analytical science and gives us the ability to solve complex analytical challenges. We operate to the highest international quality standards, serve highly regulated markets and provide expert opinion.

With a history dating back to 1842, we have been home to the UK Government Chemist for more than 100 years. We are the designated UK National Measurement Institute for chemical and bioanalytical measurement, providing metrology research, calibration and testing. 

We help customers conform to international statutory and regulatory standards. Science is at the heart of all we do - for a safer world.