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Lonza is one of the world’s leading suppliers to the pharmaceutical, healthcare and life science industries. Products and services span its customers’ needs from research to final product manufacture. It is the global leader in the production and support of chemical and biological active pharmaceutical ingredients. Biopharmaceuticals are one of the key growth drivers of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Lonza has strong capabilities in large and small molecules, peptides, amino acids and niche bioproducts which play an important role in the development of novel medicines and healthcare products. Lonza is also the world leader in microbial control providing innovative, chemistry-based and related solutions to destroy or to selectively inhibit the growth of harmful microorganisms. Its activities encompass the areas of water treatment, personal care, health and hygiene, industrial preservation, materials protection, and wood treatment. In addition, Lonza is a leader in cell-based research, endotoxin detection and cell therapy manufacturing. Furthermore, the company is a leading provider of value chemical and biotech ingredients to the nutrition and agro markets.

Lonza is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland and is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and secondary listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (“SGX-ST”). Lonza is not subject to the SGX-ST’s continuing listing requirements. Lonza is subject to the listing rules of the SIX Swiss Exchange, which do not have specific requirements equivalent to the listing rules of the SGX-ST in respect of interested person transactions, acquisition and realizations, and delisting. In 2012, the company had sales of CHF 3.925 billion. Further information can be found at www.lonza.com.

Key Personel

Production, R&D, Marketing, Sales


– Cologne, Germany
– Hyderabad, India
– Rockland, ME (USA)
– Shanghai, China
– Saint-Beauzire, France
– Verviers, Belgium
– Walkersville, MD, USA


Lonza Pharma – Bioscience serves research customers worldwide in pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and personal care companies, as well as academic and government research institutions. The company delivers physiologically relevant cell biology solutions, biomarker discovery services, technologies to understand compound action and complete solutions for rapid microbiology. Primary brands include BioWhittaker™, Clonetics™, FlashGel™, MetaPhor™, MycoAlert™, Nucleofection™, NuSieve™, PAGEr™, Poietics™ and SeaKem®.

Lonza is also the trusted QC testing solution provider for the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Lonza transforms its practical knowledge and technical expertise to deliver a portfolio of endotoxin, mycoplasma and microbial detection products, and paperless QC microbiology, software and services that support the critical needs of regulated manufacturing environments. Primary brands include PyroGene™, PYROGENT™, Kinetic-QCL™ and WinKQCL™.

Services and Capabilities

Lonza Pharma – Bioscience is the market leader in primary cell biology. Over the past decade, the use of primary cells has been expanding. Lonza therefore focusses on the following areas of product and service development:

– Primary cell supply, including diseased cells, stem cell derived cells, iPSC generation and banking, immortalized cells, cells containing biosensors, transfection of difficult cells and cell expansion services
– Improved prediction from cell models, including contextual cell-based assays for toxicity and mechanism of action assessment
– Making it easier for its customers, including reagent production, Cells on Demand™ and Pluripotent Stem Cell Services and putting the assays they already use into biologically relevant primary cells

Another means by which Lonza continues to strive to meet the needs of its QC microbiology customers is by providing complementary contract testing services for many of its QC microbiology related products, such as:

– Endotoxin Testing Services
– Mycoplasma Testing Services
– Recertification Services
– Sterilization Services
– Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) Testing Services

Contact Details

Scientific Support Europe / Rest of World:
Phone: +32 87 321 611

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