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At Lonza, we are aware of the importance of the horseshoe crab for its contribution to the safety of drugs and medical devices, but also its ecological role.
We committed to protecting the welfare of the
horseshoe crab through adopting best practices and actively supporting
Read more about how FDA and USP Can Help Promote Horseshoe Crab Conservation
2016 Endotoxin Summit attendee places flipped
horseshoe crab at shoreline
QC Testing e-News & Donate to ERDG
For each subscription, a $1.00 donation will be made to ERDG, the Ecological Research & Development Group, a non-profit wildlife conservation organization whose primary focus is the conservation of the world’s four remaining horseshoe crab species.
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Lonza will continue sponsorship of horseshoe crab conservation initiatives developed by the Ecological Research and Development Group (ERDG) throughout 2016 to help raise conservation awareness. With sponsorship money, ERDG will be able to:
A Biomedical Gift
Horseshoe crabs play an important
role to play in the pharmaceutical industry for endotoxin testing. The
ameobyctes, or blood cells, of the horseshoe crab contain a clotting agent that
forms in the presence of Gram-negative bacteria. Limulus Amebocyte Lysate (LAL)
is derived from the blood cells of the horseshoe crab and is used in Quality
Control (QC) tests to detect endotoxin in pharmaceutical and medical device
products. These QC tests help ensure human and animal intravenous drugs,
vaccines and medical devices are safe for patient use.
Our Commitment to Sustainability
Lonza is committed to protecting
the horseshoe crab through adopting best practices and actively supporting
We strive to protect the future generations of the
horseshoe crab through our commitment to employ the best practices when
handling horseshoe crabs used in the manufacture of LAL, and through our
continued sponsorship of ERDG’s conservation projects.
For more information about horseshoe crabs, visit ERDG’s Facebook page.