SGS Life Science Services is a leading contract service organization providing clinical research services, analytical development, utilities qualification, biologics characterization, and biosafety and quality control testing. With 18 laboratories offering GMP/GLP-compliant contract analytical and bioanalytical services, SGS leverages its wholly-owned global network in North America, Europe, and Asia, to deliver harmonized solutions to large pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms.

Within our network, the Wokingham (UK), Geneva (CH), and West Chester (US) laboratories specialize in performing biologics characterization through contract analytical services, consultancy, and training using mass spectrometry, chromatography and high-end biophysical techniques.

Our network of laboratories employs the most skilled and knowledgeable staff with experience providing protein, peptide, biologic and biosimilar product analysis for clients across the globe. Their expertise is underpinned by cutting-edge techniques and technology, including a range of high performance mass spectrometers. At SGS, we have shaped our services to meet ICH Q6B requirements, so you can be sure you are meeting regulatory expectations.

SGS’s laboratories provide analytical services in the area of Life Sciences, including:

•    Protein analysis
•    N-terminal and C-terminal sequencing services
•    De novo sequencing
•    Amino acid analysis, including: extinction coefficient determination, protein concentration characterization and calculation
•    Glycosylation analysis
•    Monosaccharide composition analysis
•    Glycan population analysis
•    Glycan antennary profiling analysis (including linkage analysis)
•    Glycosylation site analysis
•    Post-translational modifications
•    Disulfide bridge
•    Phosphorylation
•    Complete antibody characterization services
•    Protein aggregation services
•    Analytical Ultracentrifugation for quantification
•    Size Exclusion Chromatography with Multi-Angle Laser Light Scattering  (SEC-MALS) to analyze biological molecules and identify molecular weight profiles
•    DLS Analysis for product-related impurities and exogenous particulate contaminants (0.5nm to 6μm)
•    Biologic formulation and stability services
•    Release/stability testing
•    Higher order characterization
•    Shipment excursion
•    Forced degradation
•    License application activities
•    Administration support (including extractables & leachables testing)


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