SGS Life Sciences

Year Founded: 1878

Number of Employees: 1,900 in Life Sciences worldwide; 95,000 in the SGS Group

SGS Life Sciences is a leading contract service organization providing analytical development, biologics characterization, utilities qualification, biosafety and quality control testing for over 40 years. SGS operates a global, wholly-owned network of 18 Life Science laboratories with facilities in the US, UK, Canada, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, China, and India. Our customers include large multinational companies as well as midsize or small local enterprises. The Top 20 pharmaceutical companies trust SGS as a partner for their quality control testing.

We serve a variety of Life Science companies including pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device manufacturers. SGS offers laboratory services that include analytical chemistry, microbiology, stability studies, method development, and protein analysis. SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company.

Services Offered

cGMP Analytical Testing & Development

  • Quality control testing of raw materials, APIs, and finished products
  • Monograph testing (USP, EP, BP, and JP)
  • Analytical method development and validation
  • Container testing (extractables and leachables)
  • Stability testing according to ICH guidelines or customer specifications
  • Microbiological testing
  • Utilities qualification (air, gas, water and surface)
  • Medical device testing


  • Protein/peptide analysis and quantification
  • Glycosylation analysis
  • Biologics safety testing (endotoxin, virus and mycoplasma)
  • Cell-line characterization
  • Host-cell impurity testing (residual DNA)
  • Virus testing (cell bank and virus seeds characterization)
  • Antibody product analysis
  • Bioanalysis (mass spectrometry, immuno- and cell-based assays)