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Almac Diagnostics UK Facility Gets CAP Accreditation

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Almac said today that its Diagnostics business has received accreditation from the College of American Pathologists for its Craigavon, Northern Ireland facilities.

CAP accreditation is recognized by the federal government as being equal to or more stringent than the government's inspection program, according to Almac.

Accreditation from CAP's Accreditation Committee follows an examination of Almac's laboratory records and quality control of procedures for the preceding two years. Staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program and record, and overall lab management are also assessed.

"This accreditation allows us to further support our clients by running clinical diagnostic tests for trial enrichment," Paul Harkin, president and managing director of Almac Diagnostics, said in a statement.

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