The Group

BatimentVenissieuxFacadeMiniThe CARSO Group was formed in 1992 by Neptune Technologies in conjunction with the CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research) to analyse dioxins via high resolution mass spectrometry.


In 1997, CARSO took over the water and asbestos analysis from the Pasteur Institute in Lyon.


Then during the 2000s, CARSO completed its analytical know-how, either through a specific external growth (takeover of Areva’s Algade radiological analysis laboratory, EDF’s SOCOR laboratory, the IGNA and ITGA laboratories …) or through in-house R&D, the opportunity to provide its customers with a very wide range of both analytical and related services.


Since 2011, the BPI (French Public Investment Bank), Euromezzanine and the Crédit du Nord Bank entered CARSO Group’s capital as financial partners.


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