SGS Life Science Services

SGS Life Science Services

SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 80,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,650 offices and laboratories around the world.


The Life Science Services division of SGS serves pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, and medical device companies along the entire drug development pathway. With over 35 years of experience as a global contract service organization, SGS provides integrated pharmaceutical development and testing solutions for small and large molecules, raw materials, containers and finished products.


SGS offers:


 Analytical testing services​:

  • Quality control testing of raw materials, APIs and finished products  
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Container testing (Extractables and Leachables)
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Microbiological testing
  • Stability testing according to ICH guidelines or customer specs
  • Method development & validation
  • Biopharmaceutical characterization Biosafety testing – molecular biology and virology
  • Cell-based assay

 Clinical drug development services​:

  • Phase I to IV clinical trials
  • Biostatistics & data management
  • Regulatory consulting
  • Pharmacovigilance & medical affairs
  • Bioanalysis, including mass spectrometry and biomarkers


Operating a network of 26 facilities in 13 countries across Europe, Asia and the Americas, SGS Life Science Services has the largest, network of fully-owned GMP/GLP contract analytical labs.

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Mycoplasma Detection in Biopharmaceuticals

SGS Life Science Services | 16-May-2016 | Technical / White Paper

The detection of mycoplasma contamination is of utmost concern in bio-therapeutic and vaccine manufacturing. The two pharmacopeia techniques rely on the...


Analysis of Biomolecular Drugs using LC-MS/MS

SGS Life Science Services | 21-Mar-2016 | Technical / White Paper

Using case studies, this white paper demonstrates the advantages and versatility of LC-MS/MS in analyzing biomolecular drugs and biomarkers at all stages...

New White Paper: Multiplexing in Bioanalysis

New White Paper: Multiplexing in Bioanalysis

SGS Life Science Services | 28-Sep-2015 | Technical / White Paper

SGS scientists have validated a multiplex, bead-based immunoassay which determines nine cytokines simultaneously per sample, resulting in savings in costs,...