LONDON, February 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
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Trimega Laboratories, the leading hair alcohol and drug testing company, is to be one of a few Manchester businesses in the life science sector to promote their success on the European stage to encourage further investment in the city.
On Wednesday 2 February, Trimega will host 10 journalists from across Europe as part of an initiative organised jointly by the UK Trade and Investment department (UKTI) and Manchester's Investment and Development Agency (MIDAS). The aim of the visit is to promote the life science sector and is being used as an opportunity for select companies within Manchester to highlight their expertise and the city as a business destination.
Journalists from Austria, France, Norway, Portugal and Switzerland will take part in the visit.
UKTI Regional Director Clive Drinkwater said:
"This visit will give us the opportunity to showcase the excellent work taking place in Manchester to the whole of Europe. Manchester hosts some of the most exceptional and truly innovative life science companies in Europe, that are at the forefront of pharmaceutical research and development and pioneering technology helping to improve the quality of people's lives.
"By showing the group of journalists this work we are able to shout about our success across Europe and attract further investment into the country to help our economy to grow."
Avi Lasarow, CEO of Trimega, said:
"Manchester is without doubt one of the foremost life science hubs in Europe. Trimega's advances in hair testing are but one of the many pharmaceutical achievements that Manchester can lay claim to, and I think it will be incredibly useful from an investment perspective for the rest of Europe to hear what the city has accomplished."
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About Trimega Labs
Established in London in 2005, Trimega Laboratories ( http://www.trimegalabs.co.uk) has developed a range of innovative techniques for testing substances of abuse. Its core business is laboratory-based analysis of hair samples that provides accurate historical records of any alcohol or drugs dependency over a one to 12 month period. In the UK its clients include: Family Law specialists, Social Services, regulatory bodies, professions such as nurses and pilots, as well as being ordered by the Courts directly.
Other services offered by Trimega Laboratories include: Roadside Drugalyzer Testing for law enforcement, Hair Steroid Testing for athletes, and most recently, Hair Benzodiazepines Testing. Trimega is ISO 14001 certified for environmental management and is also an Investor In People. Trimega Laboratories won the title of Best Use of Technology in the 2008 Barclays-sponsored Startups Awards and has been on the shortlist for the National Business Awards three years running. It was also one of 25 companies to represent the UK in the 2010 European Business Awards.
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