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Short History of Eurofins Scientific

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Eurofins Scientific was founded in 1987 with 4 employees to market the SNIF-NMRâ technology, a patented analytical method used to verify the origin and purity of several types of food and beverages and identify sophisticated fraud not detectable by other methods. Today the Eurofins Group is a leading provider of analytical services with:

  • an international network of more than 400 laboratories across 44 countries in Europe, North and South America and Asia-Pacific
  • over 38,000 staff
  • a portfolio of over 150,000 validated analytical methods
  • more than 360 million tests performed each year to establish the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin, traceability, and purity of biological substances and products, as well as carry out human diagnostic services.

 Eurofins' history can be divided up into four distinct phases: