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New Quality Control and Biologics Laboratory to Open in France

SGS announced the planned opening of its new bio/pharmaceutical quality control laboratory at Villeneuve La Garenne, a Paris suburb, replacing an existing facility in Clichy. The new state-of-the-art laboratory, opened June 29, 2015 incorporates best-in-class infrastructure and equipment to meet the current and future demands of its bio/pharmaceutical clients. This multi-million Euro investment will serve the attractive French market, support biologics development, and will operate under Good Manufacturing Practice.

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SGS Completes New Laboratories at its Shanghai Facility

SGS announced the completed construction of its Shanghai, China, cGMP chemistry and biotechnology testing laboratories. The company commenced work to increase its microbiology laboratory at the site in July 2015, expanding from 250 square meters to 750 square meters, taking the total floor plan to 3,200 square meters. The number of personnel employed at the facility has grown from 74 in 2014, to a current headcount of 120, with SGS anticipating that this will grow to 135 by the end of 2015.

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SGS Announces Biosafety Level 2 Compliance for Analytical and MicrobioIogical Testing

SGS announced that its facility in Fairfield, NJ, has been upgraded to be Biosafety Level 2 (BSL-2) compliant, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. This comes after significant investment in facilities and training of the staff in the laboratory, to handle virulent organisms for the purposes of microbiological testing, chemical and raw material testing, and stability testing of pharmaceutical materials.

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