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Scienion Receives ISO Certification, Feb 18, 2009

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Scienion said today that it has received certification for its microarray offerings and dispensing systems from the International Organization for Standardization.

The genomics and proteomics products-maker said it received the ISO certification from the German national certification body, TUV Rheinland, in December 2008.

CEO Holger Eickhoff said in a statement that the ISO 9001 certification of its development and manufacturing programs and systems will increase international confidence in its ultra-low volume liquid handling product line and for its microarray services.

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