Eurofins Scientific acquires the food and pharmaceutical testing services of ILS Ltd


The acquisition of ILS Ltd by Eurofins Scientific on 19th October 2016 follows on from the purchase of Exova's food, pharmaceutical and water testing laboratories in July 2016. This latest acquisition reinforces Eurofins' commitment to the food and pharmaceutical testing services industry in the UK and Ireland.

A transition process is now underway to bring the ILS team into the Eurofins family. During this transitional period, any work currently in progress or any new work undertaken will continue to be performed by the existing ILS teams to the quality and standard that they have always given. It is not anticipated that there will be any disruption to services during this period.


Eurofins - background information

Eurofins Scientific believes it is the world leader in food, environment and pharmaceutical products testing, as well as one of the global market leaders in agroscience, genomics, discovery pharmacology and central laboratory services. In addition, Eurofins is one of the key emerging players in specialty clinical diagnostic testing in Europe and the USA.

With over 25,000 staff in more than 250 laboratories across 39 countries, Eurofins offers a portfolio of over 130,000 validated analytical methods for evaluating the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin, traceability and purity of biological substances and products, as well as for innovative clinical diagnostic. The Group provides its customers with high-quality services, accurate results on time and expert advice by its highly qualified staff.

Eurofins is committed to pursuing its dynamic growth strategy by expanding both its technology portfolio and its geographic reach. Through R&D and acquisitions, the Group draws on the latest developments in the field of biotechnology and analytical chemistry to offer its clients unique analytical solutions and the most comprehensive range of testing methods.

As one of the most innovative and quality oriented international players in its industry, Eurofins is ideally positioned to support its clients' increasingly stringent quality and safety standards and the expanding demands of regulatory authorities and healthcare practitioners around the world.