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Biogazelle Gets ISO Accreditation for Gene Expression Services

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Belgian gene expression analysis firm Biogazelle said this week that it has received ISO 17025:2005 accreditation for its services.

The firm received accreditation for messenger RNA, microRNA, and long non-coding RNA expression analysis services and supporting services using RT-qPCR and RNA sequencing technologies, it said. Biogazelle has also created a quality management system based on the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standard. 

ISO 17025:2005 covers general requirements for running tests and other processes, such as sampling. 

The Scan

Less Than Half

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