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Agendia Gets ISO Accreditation for Microarray-Based Breast Cancer Diagnostic

NEW YORK, Sept. 5 (GenomeWeb News) - Agendia, a Dutch firm that specializes in gene-expression services, said today that it has been granted ISO 17025 accreditation for its MammaPrint service, which assesses the risk of metastasis in breast cancer patients.


According to the company, it is the first to be granted this accreditation for a microarray-based diagnostic test.


Agendia said that the accreditation is granted for four years, but that the Dutch Accreditation Council will perform yearly inspections of the Agendia laboratory facilities in order to confirm that the company meets the ISO requirements.


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