EUROFINS SCIENTIFIC : Eurofins opens a new state-of-the-art food testing laboratory in India

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23 September 2010

Eurofins Scientific, the global leader in food and feed testing, announces the opening of a new laboratory in Bangalore, India. Eurofins Analytical Service India complements the Group's global network by providing its customers analytical services related to the following key areas of food safety and composition testing: microbiology, mycotoxins, vitamins, heavy metals, minerals, and proximate analysis. In the future the local service portfolio will be expanded further by offering in addition analysis of fatty acids as well as sugar profiles and the detection of pesticides and antibiotic residues.

So far, Indian customers had only access to Eurofins' global network of food testing laboratories and Competence Centres. Due to the new laboratory these customers benefit as well from a local fast turn-around testing service combined with a strong local relationship without compromising on quality or reliability. This implies further advantages for customers by saving valuable time in logistics and paying in local currency. This new food testing laboratory is the second facility that Eurofins operates in Bangalore, alongside Eurofins Genomics India, further strengthening its position in Asia.

"The market for food testing in India is set to grow at a rapid pace due to a new food law, requirements for nutritional labelling and growing exports of agricultural commodities and food products. This new laboratory is another sign of Eurofins' commitment to provide testing at the highest technical standards in an increasing number of countries around the world", commented Dr. Gilles M. Martin, CEO Eurofins Group.

Recently, three Eurofins laboratories were opened in Asia: two facilities in Shanghai including pharmaceutical testing services and a laboratory in Shenzhen. These activities are all part of Eurofins' strategy to expand its global presence, particularly in the fast-growing economies of Asia and Latin America, to provide a comprehensive range of services for numerous food, pharmaceutical and retail clients to meet increasingly stringent international standards and regulations.

For further information please contact:

Sanjeev Khatri

Managing Director, Eurofins in India

SanjeevKhatri@eurofins.com

Phone: +91 80 30706666

Investor Relations

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Phone: +32 2 766 1620                                                 

               

Notes for the editor:

Eurofins - a global leader in bio-analysis

Eurofins Scientific is a life sciences company operating internationally to provide a comprehensive range of analytical testing services to clients from a wide range of industries including the pharmaceutical, food and environmental sectors.

With 8,000 staff in more than 150 laboratories across 30 countries, Eurofins offers a portfolio of over 40,000 reliable analytical methods for evaluating the authenticity, origin, safety, identity, composition and purity of biological substances and products. The Group is committed to providing its customers with high quality services, accurate results in time and, if requested, expert advice by its highly qualified staff.

The Eurofins Group is the world leader in food testing and one of the global market leaders in pharmaceuticals and environmental testing. It intends to pursue its dynamic growth strategy and expand 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 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 demands of regulatory authorities around the world.

The shares of Eurofins Scientific are listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN FR0000038259, Reuters EUFI.PA, Bloomberg ERF FP).

Important disclaimer:

This press release contains forward-looking statements and estimates that involve risks and uncertainties. The forward-looking statements and estimates contained herein represent the judgement of Eurofins Scientific' management as of the date of this release. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees for future performance, and the forward-looking events discussed in this release may not occur. Eurofins Scientific disclaims any intent or obligation to update any of these forward-looking statements and estimates. All statements and estimates are made based on the data available to the Company as of the date of publication, but no guarantee can be made as to their validity.

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