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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 375 laboratories across 41 countries in Europe, North and South America and Asia-Pacific
  • over 30,000 staff
  • a portfolio of over 130,000 validated analytical methods
  • more than 150 million assays 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: