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Eurofins Scientific - 1987 - 1997 - The Start-up Phase

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The Group was founded in 1987 when Gilles Martin purchased the rights to the SNIF-NMR® technology from the University of Nantes, a technology that had been researched and developed by his own parents, who were professors at the university.

During this start up period the SNIF-NMR® patent was registered and approved in the US and broadened to apply to a wider range of products than the original wine test, such as fruit juices and other non-alcoholic beverages.

The strategy was then formulated to develop the offering in-house and to expand the range of tests provided to customers.