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LGC Standards supplies high-purity inorganic compounds

Date:07 July 2011

manufactured by MV Laboratories Inc., USA, which specialises in the development and application of synthetic methods for the removal of trace impurities in the part-per-million range. This, combined with an expertise in inorganic synthesis, allows for the cost-effective production of hundreds of compounds with purities from 99.99% up to 99.9999%.

Available from LGC Standards, these inorganic chemicals of ultra-high-purity are in demand by chemists in research, development, industry and analytical sciences for chemical analysis and synthesis, fuel cell applications, lasers, crystal growth, nanotechnology, special ceramics and photonics. Custom synthesis is also available; hundreds of inorganic materials can be prepared for a variety of applications, in quantities ranging from a few grams to hundreds of kilograms.

Jane Firth, Sector Manager at LGC Standards said: ?We serve customers over a wide range of sectors, and this new product range has an array of applications in research, product development, and various analytical sciences. While the products are all of the highest purity, we can supply them to suit the very different needs of our customers ? from laboratory scale to semi-bulk quantities in flexible packaging sizes.?

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About LGC Standards
LGC Standards (www.lgcstandards.com) provides products and services to improve measurement and quality control within the laboratory, and is part of LGC, whose LGC Science & Technology Division acts as the UK National Measurement Institute for chemical and bioanalytical measurements. LGC Standards supplies over 100,000 products, including reference materials, pharmaceutical impurity reference standards (produced under ISO Guide 34 accreditation), biological standards and reagents, and proficiency testing. LGC Standards is headquartered in Teddington, Middlesex, UK. Its global centre for excellence in proficiency testing is located in Bury (Greater Manchester). LGC Standards has offices in France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden, China, Russia, United Arab Emirates and the UK, a joint venture presence in India, and representatives in Brazil, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, the Netherlands, Romania, Turkey and the US.

About LGC
LGC (www.lgcgroup.com) is an international science-based company and market leader in analytical, forensic and diagnostic services and reference standards. LGC operates in a variety of markets which underpin the safety, health and security of the public and the regulation of industry, for both public and private sector clients.

LGC operates internationally through four divisions - LGC Forensics, LGC Genomics, LGC Standards and LGC Science & Technology. The latter includes specialist laboratories delivering contracts for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and supports LGC's designated role as the UK's National Measurement Institute for chemical and bioanalytical measurement.

Our operations are extensively accredited to international quality standards such as ISO 17025. With headquarters in Teddington, South West London, the LGC Group employs ca 1,400 staff in 29 laboratories and centres globally. Privatised in 1996 and now majority-owned by funds managed by Bridgepoint, LGC was founded almost 170 years ago as the Laboratory of the Government Chemist - a statutory function maintained by LGC today.

About MV Laboratories Inc.
MV Laboratories, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is committed to providing the highest-purity inorganic chemicals for the most demanding applications. The company has become a global supplier of high-purity inorganic compounds for research, product development, production and various analytical sciences.

The company's core technology is the development and application of synthetic methods for the removal of trace impurities in the part per million range. This technology, combined with an expertise in inorganic synthesis, allows cost-effective production of hundreds of compounds with purities ranging from 99.99% up to 99.9999%. MV Laboratories continues to grow as new requirements for high-purity inorganics are found in industries that include photovoltaic, crystal growth, catalysis, superconductors, fiber optics, fuel cells, and nanotechnology.

In 2009, the company was acquired by Seastar Chemicals Inc. from Sidney, British Columbia Canada. Since the acquisition Seastar Chemicals Inc. has invested in the latest technologies to increase the analytical capabilities and implement quality manufacturing and testing procedures to ensure the highest purity products and ?Best in Industry? specifications and quality reporting.


For further information contact:
Amanda Russell
Marketing Manager
LGC Standards
Queens Road
TW11 0LY
Tel: +44 (0)20 8943 7412
Fax: +44 (0)20 8943 7009
Email: amanda.russell@lgcstandards.com

Gavin Dallas
Press & Communications Officer
Queens Road
TW11 0LY
Tel: +44 (0)20 8943 8491
Fax: +44 (0)20 8943 2767
Email: gavin.dallas@lgcgroup.com



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