World premiere - AGOWA genomics and LGC Standards exhibit together at BioTechnica 2008

Berlin, (PresseBox) - AGOWA genomics, LGC's genomics specialist business, and LGC Standards, a division of LGC and an international science-based company and market leader in diagnostic services and reference standards, are jointly exhibiting at BioTechnica 2008 for the first time.

Visitors to BioTechnica 2008 can benefit from the combined expertise and enhanced product range resulting from this joint presence. AGOWA genomics and LGC Standards will present their broad portfolio of products and services to support life science research, including:

AGOWA genomics:

- Nucleic acid preparation services and products
- Genomic services
- DNA sequencing services, including the recent addition of the Roche GS FLX system to its sequencing portfolio

LGC Standards:

- The new Abcellute range of primary hepatocytes for pre clinical drug discovery
- The ATCC range of cell and molecular biology products, distributed exclusively through LGC Standards
- The ParagonDx range of nucleic acid standards

Please visit AGOWA genomics and LGC Standards at BioTechnica 2008 (hall 9, booth F51) to discover how we can support your research.

About LGC

LGC (www.lgc.co.uk) is an international science-based company and market leader in analytical, forensic and diagnostic services and reference standards. A progressive and innovative enterprise, LGC operates in socially responsible fields underpinning the safety, health and security of the public and the regulation of industry, for UK government departments and blue chip clients.

LGC operates internationally through four divisions - LGC Forensics, Life & Food Sciences, LGC Standards and Research & Technology, which includes specialist laboratories for the delivery of contracts under the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) and to serve its designated role as the UK's National Measurement Institute for chemical and bioanalysis.

Our methodology is extensively accredited to the international standard ISO 17025. With headquarters in Teddington, West London, the LGC Group employs over 1200 staff in 21 laboratories and centres across Europe and in India. Privatised in 1996 and now majority-owned by funds managed by LGV Capital, LGC was founded over 150 years ago as the Laboratory of the Government Chemist - a statutory function maintained by LGC today.

About LGC Standards

LGC Standards (www.lgcstandards.com) is a division of LGC dedicated to those products and services specifically able to champion measurement and quality control within the laboratory. LGC Standards supplies over 20,000 reference materials (formerly known as LGC Promochem until November 2007), pharmaceutical impurity reference standards, proficiency testing and training in analytical quality. LGC Standards is headquartered in Teddington, Middlesex, UK. Its global centre for excellence in proficiency testing is located in Bury (Greater Manchester). LGC Standards has offices in France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden and the UK and representatives in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Romania and the USA

AGOWA GmbH

AGOWA GmbH (www.lgc.co.uk/genomics) was established in 1993 and has been part of the LGC Group since December 2005 - under the name AGOWA genomics. AGOWA genomics' portfolio comprises nucleic acid preparation products and services, DNA sequencing services and genomic services.

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