NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Australian Genome Research Facility said today that its next-generation sequencing lab has received ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation. 

The accreditation is for Illumina-based sequencing services from the National Association of Testing Authorities. NATA is one of four bodies comprising Australia's standards and conformance infrastructure and ensures that member facilities comply with standards and provide reliable testing, calibration, measurement, and inspection data to government, industry, and other markets. 

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