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30 Years Testing for Life

The air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink, the everyday products we use, the diagnostic techniques, treatments and medicines we rely on when we are unwell – so often we take them for granted. As we go about our daily lives, many of us scarcely notice the complex processes, scientific endeavour and rigorous testing that keep us, and the environment around us, safe and well.

As a world leader and innovator in analytical testing, Eurofins is the quiet hero that stands between you and the hazards of an ever-changing, highly complex world. Our continuous innovation and ceaseless vigilance mean you can trust the products you consume, the medicines you depend on and the environment you live in. We walk beside you every day, keeping your family safe, making our world better.

Day in, day out, we are testing for life.

30 years, 400 laboratories, 30,000 employees and 30 million tests performed every month…we’re here to keep our world safe

30 Years of Scientific Innovation

We live in an age of rapid disruption. Today’s best-in-class is tomorrow’s out-of-date. This is why we continuously challenge ourselves to innovate on behalf of customers.

Since its foundation in 1987, Eurofins has contributed significantly to the advancement of science in testing for life. We are proud of the discoveries and advancements our specialists have made in myriad sectors, ranging from food to pharma and forensics to dioxins testing.

Our laboratories around the world are helping to improve cancer treatments, fight the growing problem of antibiotic resistance, catch criminals, safeguard the health of bees, ensure our food and water is safe, determine paternity, and beat viruses like Zika. Underpinning our work in these areas and more, Eurofins has one of the world’s largest and most varied databases, rich with fingerprints of thousands upon thousands of foodstuffs and drugs.

The complexity of our analyses, often searching for the minutest traces of a substance, mean our activities in these areas necessarily sometimes take years of painstaking research and ongoing improvements of our numerous methods. In other areas, we have responded overnight to global health crises.

Wherever we are and however long it may take, our work helps to make life safer.

This website presents a mere fraction of the hundreds of stories from across our activities about our scientists’ great work over the past 30 years to push the frontiers of Testing for Life.

Please click here for some examples of innovations made by Eurofins laboratories

Here is a small selection of scientific publications made by Eurofins laboratories

Giving back - Our 30th Anniversary Donation to over 40 Good Causes

Our 30-year celebration would ring hollow if we did not share our success with the communities and charities that share our values of supporting global health and safety. That’s why alongside this anniversary we are donating €1 million to over 40 charities and good causes selected by our teams worldwide.

Our employees picked over 40 charities that align to Eurofins’ mission of ‘contributing to a safer and healthier world for all’, across the following five areas: The supported causes range from organisations focusing on better nutrition (e.g. food banks around the world, organisations that support food fortification in developing countries or work on avoiding food waste) to charities that aim at protecting ecosystems in the sea and on land and that are committed to improving health around the world – via research on cancer or organ transplants or by building access to clean drinking water and sanitation. Initiatives dedicated to social entrepreneurship complete this list, as well as the support of local communities that Eurofins employees are active in.

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