Greener Pastures for Trimega in Manchester

By Trimega Laboratories, PRNE
Tuesday, November 2, 2010

LONDON, November 3, 2010 - Trimega Laboratories is looking to rapidly expand its Local Government
business, having achieved ISO 14001 certification for its Manchester-based
substance abuse testing facilities.

The ISO 14001 standard, which is used by organisations to design and
implement an effective environmental management system, is now often a
pre-requisite for Local Authorities in the tendering process for new

Trimega Laboratories is one of a very small number of specialist
companies in the UK that test hair samples for evidence of alcohol or drug
abuse. The vast majority of circumstances in which people are required to
undergo a hair strand test in the UK are when a child care application is
made to a Family Court by one of the UK's 152 Local Authorities. As such
Local Authorities and law firms from all over the UK send samples to be
tested at Trimega's new state-of-the-art facility at Hexagon Tower in

Avi Lasarow, CEO of Trimega Laboratories, commented:

"Not only does this strengthen the overall Trimega brand credentials but
it also firmly raises the bar in the sector and is another step in showcasing
Manchester as a bio-technology hub. This signals a challenge to other testing
laboratories to follow suit and contribute to a better environment. In the
meantime, as the only substance abuse testing company to hold this
accreditation, we look forward to helping many more Local Authorities as a
direct result."

For anyone interested in how hair strand testing works, visit

About Trimega Laboratories: Established in London in 2005,
Trimega Laboratories ( 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 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.

Nick Heath (Ink PR) +44(0)20-7654-0730, nick at

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