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Molecular Connections Attains ISO Certification

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Molecular Connections, a life science informatics company based in Bangalore, India, said on Friday that it has obtained ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certification.
ISO/IEC 27001:2005 is an information security standard developed by the International Organization for Standardization and the International Electrotechnical Commission. It defines requirements for “establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing, maintaining and improving a documented information security management system within the context of the organization's overall business risks,” according to the ISO website.
Molecular Connections said it is the first Indian life science and informatics company to be certified under ISO/IEC 27001:2005.
The company said in a statement that the certification ensures that its quality standards “are now comparable to the best of international standards.”

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