SGS Life Sciences
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 90,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,000 offices and laboratories around the world.
|Industry||International Trade and Development|
|Number of employees||10,001+|
Established in 1878, SGS transformed grain trading in Europe by offering innovative agricultural inspection services. The Company was registered in Geneva as Société Générale de Surveillance in 1919. Shares were first listed on (SWX) Swiss Exchange in 1985. Since 2001, have only one class of shares consisting of registered shares. From beginnings in 1878 as a grain inspection house, have steadily grown into the role as the industry leader. Have done this through continual improvement and innovation and through supporting customers’ operations by reducing risk and improving productivity.
Services can be divided into four categories:
The range of world-leading inspection and verification services, such as checking the condition and weight of traded goods at transhipment, help to control quantity and quality, and meet all relevant regulatory requirements across different regions and markets
The global network of testing facilities, staffed by knowledgeable and experienced personnel, enables to reduce risks, shorten time to market and test the quality, safety and performance of products against relevant health, safety and regulatory standards
Through certification processes, systems or services are compliant with either national or international standards and regulations or customer defined standards
Provide that products and services comply with global standards and local regulations. Combining global coverage with local knowledge, unrivalled experience and expertise in virtually every industry cover the entire supply chain from raw materials to final consumption.
- Clinical Research Services
To the resources and expertise needed for clinical research, have created a robust package of clinical research services to deliver to the highest standards throughout drug development plan. As a leading European early phase contract research organization with over 35 years’ experience in clinical research, placed to help design, develop and implement clinical trial solutions for specific needs. Optimize clinical timelines and support regulatory submissions to bring the product to market quickly and safely. Support of with fast, smooth testing and development processes, enabling to make safe ‘go/no-go’ decisions about the product that are based on the most reliable data. A range of services for early phase and late phase studies, including:
- Complex Phase I studies
- Infectious disease clinical trials
- Biometrics functional outsourcing
- Drug development consultancy and services to assist the development plan of molecules in early clinical phases
- Clinical pharmacology units, bioanalytical laboratories and trial management offices across Europe and North America to perform clinical trials
- Data management, statistics, PK/PD modelling and simulation and report writing services to help meet regulatory standards when applying for
approval of the product
- Laboratory Services
The largest international network of laboratories in the world, along with decades of experience in scientific testing. Help bio/pharmaceutical and medical device companies by providing services along the entire drug development pathway. A comprehensive range of integrated solutions, including preclinical activities, Phase I-IV clinical trials, bioanalytical, pharmaceutical development, biologics characterization, biosafety, and quality control testing of small and large molecules, raw materials, containers, and finished products. Life science laboratory services provide with an international reach and employ the latest technology and methodologies – so that get the most accurate and reliable results. The expert staff is trained to the highest standards and has an in-depth knowledge of their fields and business needs. Provide experience in meeting both international and local regulations for a wide range of industries. Companies across the globe are experiencing the benefits of scientific capabilities. Every client, from multinational companies to smaller organizations, receives the same level of commitment – from conducting tests to exacting standards as efficiently and quickly as possible.
- Medical Devices
SGS’s medical device testing, certification, audit and training services can help navigate the complexities of international medical device regulations to bring products to market quickly whilst ensuring compliance with the required regulations and standards. As the world’s largest inspection, verification, testing and certification company, provide clients with a market-leading, a global network of medical device offices, laboratories and experts. Operating in over 35 countries, offer global and local solutions to meet certification, testing, training and audit requirements.
- Health, Beauty & Wellness
SGS has vast experience in working with clients across the globe, supporting them as they progress their health, beauty and wellness products from research and testing, through manufacturing and to market introduction. Offer a range of services for clients dealing in cosmetics, nutraceuticals and dietary supplements, drawing on our international expertise and highly skilled and trained staff, who have in-depth knowledge of the latest developments in their field. A range of services : Quality control testing – analytical chemistry, microbiology Clinical testing – to ensure the safety and efficacy of the product Analysis and reporting – so have accurate, reliable data and reports to make informed decisions about products and business Audits and certification – to help meet international and local regulatory requirements Work with clients, shaping programs to meet specific needs or providing stand-alone services when needed.
- Quality, Health, Safety & Environment
Ensuring that products and services are ahead of competitors’ in the marketplace is key to growth, and maintaining and improving that quality is a continuous challenge. Understand the aspects of quality management that are key to increased productivity – customer satisfaction, but also increased effectiveness, maximum output and quality control. At SGS, a network of quality management specialists provides training for continuous improvement, auditing and certification services to ensure that quality management system is effective and in accordance with global best practices. Services dedicated to quality management, cover processes, products and services. The largest network of highly skilled and experienced auditors and trainers worldwide, and facilities and laboratories that are available round the clock. Provide a clear assessment of processes and organization to empower and encourage staff to consistently put quality first, improve performance and ensure quality management meets international standards.
- Technical Staffing Services
Wherever operations are based, need to recruit the best manpower resources available. Technical staffing service takes a global approach and as such operates a network of offices and laboratories around the world in over 150 countries. Each local office is able to provide specialist support and respond to the changing demands of the local market whilst being part of a global network. Provide specialist knowledge to the international oil and gas, petrochemical, inspection, refinery, LNG, pipeline, shipbuilding industries and clients are predominantly major operating companies, subsurface consultancies, international EPC and engineering companies. Recruitment and service delivery team strives to provide the best blend of technical professionals and add value services to projects - contract and permanent recruitment, payroll and in-country logistics, vendor managed services and specialist staff, anywhere in the world. Technical staffing services offer cost-effective recruitment solutions tailored specifically to needs. As a result, can act as a partner, supplying specialists from across the globe.
SGS understands the value of good training to maximize effectiveness, so offer the highest possible standard in professional training available to develop peoples’ skills. The benefits of training workforce cannot be underestimated. The provision of skills and knowledge enhances organizational agility, reduces labour costs and encourages business to develop and grow culturally, giving strategic differentiation in addition to maximizing operations. SGS training programs cover a wide range of topics related to areas such as quality, performance, health and safety and IRCA accredited training for auditor development. 
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