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LGC Douglas Scientific, formerly Douglas Scientific®, is a global leader in delivering genomic solutions for research, diagnostics, and applied markets. As a result, scientists worldwide have processed billions of samples at unprecedented speed and fractional costs in areas of plant genomics, animal health, clinical diagnostics and pharmaceuticals - increasing the speed of discovery and making the world a safer place through science.
The focus of the LGC Alexandria site is the development, manufacturing and servicing of laboratory instrumentation and consumables with strategic plans in place to establish this site as a North America Center of Excellence. Products like the AmpliFire®, a portable nucleic acid detection system, and the Array Tape® Platform, which includes the Nexar® and IntelliQube® systems that enable PCR reactions in the Array Tape consumable, are the featured products at the Alexandria site today. By partnering with the most creative and dedicated scientists around the world, LGC Douglas Scientific continues to deliver advancements to address several imminent global issues and threats. With professionals that bring together expertise in the areas of engineering, biosciences, automation, motion control, and other fields, the company continuously supports its mission of science for a safer world.
LGC's headquarters are in London and the company employs over 2,400 people, operating out of 22 countries worldwide. The Genomics division, which LGC Douglas Scientific is a part of, has a network of nine manufacturing facilities and three service labs and serves customers across a number of markets including pharmaceuticals, agricultural biotechnology, diagnostics, food safety, environment, government and academia.
With a history dating back to 1842, LGC has been home to the UK Government Chemist for more than 100 years and is the designated UK National Measurement Institute for chemical and bio measurement. LGC was privatized in 1996, and is now owned by funds affiliated with KKR.