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LGC Standards Opens its First Chinese Office

LGC Standards has opened its first office in Beijing, China, signalling a milestone in the company's international development. The new office will enable the company to bring its range of laboratory quality products and services to the Chinese market.

LGC Standards provides a range of products and services for measurement and laboratory control encompassing reference material distribution and proficiency testing, together with the production of pharmaceutical impurities and custom synthesis. For the first time the company will be able to support Chinese laboratories directly by offering logistical and technical advice in their local language.

The new office will be managed by Dr Chen Hong, who has over 10 years' experience in major international companies. Dr Chen Hong obtained her degrees in analytical chemistry and biochemistry fields, and her PhD was obtained from the University of Tokyo in Japan. Mr Frank Lai also joins the company as a pharmaceutical specialist, with a bachelor's degree from Shenyang pharmaceutical University, China and over seven years' experience in pharmaceutical laboratories and industry.

Dr Matthias Brommer, Director, LGC Standards said: 'The opening of our first Chinese office clearly demonstrates that LGC Standards is committed to providing global quality management solutions for laboratories worldwide. Our Chinese team will focus on supplying laboratories in the pharmaceutical, environmental, food, industrial and forensic sectors with reference materials and proficiency testing schemes to support laboratory quality.'

Dr Chen Hong, Chief Representative, LGC China, said: 'With the support of the LGC Group's expertise in science and logistics, we will assist Chinese customers in meeting international standards, through the quick and efficient supply of reference materials and proficiency testing schemes'.

In welcoming LGC China to the Group, David Richardson, Chief Executive of LGC, added:
'I am very pleased that LGC is undertaking its first investment in China, representing an important milestone in LGC's strategy of continued growth in international markets. Our new office provides an excellent opportunity for LGC to serve the Chinese scientific community and gives us a base from which to partner with local businesses on future projects. Our investment strengthens LGC's position as an international leader in reference materials'.

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Posted on April 15, 2009