Eurofins Launches Eurofins SAFER@WORK™: a Comprehensive Suite of Risk-Based COVID-19 Safety Solutions for Businesses

Friday, May 29, 2020

Eurofins launched today globally Eurofins SAFER@WORK™, a suite of integrated risk-based solutions for businesses to keep staff and customers safer during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Eurofins SAFER@WORK programmes are designed to support businesses, looking to getting back to work or to ensure business continuity, to be able detect SARS-CoV-2 in their workplace as early as possible, and reduce contamination risk of staff and customers in a practicable and cost effective manner.

Eurofins SAFER@WORK solutions are a suite of advanced risk-management and laboratory testing protocols aimed at limiting the impact of COVID-19 on businesses and workplaces. Eurofins SAFER@WORK programmes are designed and implemented by our experts and consulting partners, and testing is carried out in Eurofins government licensed clinical laboratories, in compliance with local regulations. By combining workplace surfaces and wastewater testing together with risk-based clinical testing, as well as relevant consultative, audit, and assurance services, Eurofins SAFER@WORK programmes allow focusing of human clinical testing where virus presence is likelier. This approach reduces cost and supports health authorities to allocate capacity constrained human COVID-19 testing where it is most needed.

Eurofins SAFER@WORK programmes can include:

  • Use of big data and AI technologies as well as specific algorithms applied in real time to public data and Eurofins anonymised testing results databases to assist in targeting testing locations and setting frequency of testing and associated risk management measures
  • Designing and auditing of COVID-19 related sampling and testing protocols as well as action plans;
  • Detecting the potential presence of the virus within teams on a site or in a given community through wastewater testing;
  • Testing for the virus on all types of environmental surfaces in the workplace to detect potential risks early and monitor the effectiveness of cleaning protocols;
  • Testing of employees, when needed and as decided by a qualified physician, within the guidelines of healthcare authorities in each country (with a range of modalities including PCR testing and/or serology testing for various antibodies);
  • An array of other solutions ranging from assurance and consultative services, relevant product testing, and self-assessment or e-learning tools.

As a world leader in the provision of clinical diagnostics, forensic, pharmaceutical, food and environmental laboratory testing services, Eurofins has been able to draw on its vast scientific experience to develop and implement a large range of SARS-CoV-2 testing modalities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since March 2020, Eurofins has developed PCR tests for the detection of the virus, serological tests for detection of the presence of antibodies that appear after a person has been exposed to the virus, and environmental surface testing and wastewater testing for the detection of SARS-CoV-2. The Group has also launched product testing, certification and inspection services for medical and personal protective equipment.

Consultative services are available both through Eurofins teams and consulting partnerships as part of Eurofins SAFER@WORK, supporting businesses to design a bespoke robust programme which is cost effective and easy to implement. A leader in all aspects of testing, Eurofins can support a multifaceted view on COVID-19 infections and infection vectors. SAFER@WORK programmes are well supported by both internal Eurofins resources and consulting partners across the world to deliver a coordinated service tailored to each client. Indeed, each business requires a different approach and the programme comprises a number of service offerings, or an individually customised service, dependent on each business’ needs, to ensure it receives the best mix of testing and associated services required for its staff and customers to be SAFER@WORK.  

To learn more, please visit:  https://www.eurofins.com/safer-at-work/

For more information, please visit www.eurofins.com or contact:

Investor Relations

Eurofins Scientific SE

Phone: +32-2-766 1620

E-mail: ir@eurofins.com

Notes for the editor:

About Eurofins – the global leader in bio-analysis

Eurofins Scientific, through its subsidiaries (hereinafter “Eurofins” or “the Group”), believes it is the global leader in food, environmental, pharmaceutical and cosmetics products testing and in agroscience CRO services. It is also one of the global independent market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, CDMO, advanced material sciences and in the support of clinical studies. In addition, Eurofins is one of the leading global emerging players in esoteric and molecular clinical diagnostic testing. With over 47,000 staff across a network of more than 900 independent companies in over 50 countries generally specialised by end client markets and operating more than 800 laboratories, Eurofins offers a portfolio of over 200,000 analytical methods to evaluate the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin, traceability and purity of a wide range of products, as well as providing innovative clinical diagnostic testing services. The Group’s objective is to provide customers with high-quality and innovative services, accurate results on time and, when requested, expert advice by its highly-qualified staff.

Eurofins is committed to pursuing its dynamic growth strategy by expanding both its technology portfolio and its geographic reach. Through R&D and acquisitions, the Group draws on the latest developments in the field of biotechnology and analytical chemistry to offer its clients unique analytical solutions and a very large range of testing methods.

As one of the most innovative and quality-oriented international groups in its industry, Eurofins is ideally positioned to support its clients’ increasingly stringent quality and safety standards and the increasing demands of regulatory authorities and healthcare practitioners around the world.

Shares in Eurofins Scientific are listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN FR0000038259, Reuters EUFI.PA, Bloomberg ERF FP).

Important disclaimer:

This press release contains forward-looking statements and estimates that involve risks and uncertainties. The forward-looking statements and estimates contained herein represent the judgment of Eurofins Scientific’s management as of the date of this release. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees for future performance, and the forward-looking events discussed in this release may not occur. Eurofins Scientific disclaims any intent or obligation to update any of these forward-looking statements and estimates. All statements and estimates are made based on the information available to the Company’s management as of the date of publication, but no guarantees can be made as to their completeness or validity.

 

Eurofins Central Laboratory and Eurofins Bioanalytical Services are member of Eurofins BioPharma Services, Laboratory Testing.

Eurofins BioPharma Services, Laboratory Testing is a full service global organization with dedicated testing facilities for Early Clinical Development, Central Laboratory Services, Bioanalytical Services, Virology and Immunology Testing Services, Anatomic Pathology and Genomics Services.  As a division of the Eurofins Scientific Group, our sole and only focus is clinical laboratory analysis.