Scientific Heritage:
Brixham Environmental Laboratory has a deep heritage of over 65 years as a world-class research laboratory. Since it’s beginning as a marine science field station in 1948 under ICI Plc to it’s growth as a world leading Environmental Laboratory from 1993 to 2014 as a part of Astra Zeneca, Brixham Environmental Laboratory has been a centre of world-class research and science.



Unique Location:
Chosen primarily for its close proximity and direct access to high quality, clean seawater the laboratory is unique in having the infrastructure and permits to abstract, treat, condition and ultimately return fresh seawater via a dedicated intake and return pipe. The location and facility also provides an outstanding place for employees to live and work.

Significant Investment and Capabilities:
From earlier growth in the 1960s and 1970s to the recent major investment of over £15m in 2008 under Astra Zeneca, the facility provides state of the art, purpose built laboratories and laboratory management systems. Sophisticated building controls, constant temperature rooms, access to fresh, on demand seawater and comprehensive water treatment capabilities enables the facility to perform complex and true-to-life marine based studies together with other fresh water aquatic and chemistry laboratory studies. This facility is capable of providing state of the art control over water and room conditions with varying temperature (10-30°C ±1°C), dawn to dusk controls, salinity concentration (0-100%), water filtration and water conditioning to reflect differing environmental conditions around the world as part of any research and/or regulatory study specification.



Outstanding Regulatory Record:
In 1979 Brixham Environmental Laboratory was the first Environmental Laboratory in Europe to gain fully accredited GLP status and has consistently maintained an excellent record of regulatory compliance. We have hosted numerous client audits and welcome the opportunity to listen to feedback and continuously improve our operations.