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Miraculins Passes ISO Certification Audit

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Miraculins today said that it has successfully completed a two-part ISO certification audit conducted by the BSI Group.

The Winnipeg, Manitoba-based biomarker-based diagnostics firm said that the audit recommended that the firm receive ISO 13485 certification. The company said the certification is a "critical regulatory and business plan milestone" as heads toward commercial launch of its PreVu Non-Invasive Skin Cholesterol test.

"Upon receipt of our ISO Certificate we will complete the required Health Canada and FDA filings, and the CE Mark Registration for the European Union and proceed to make PreVu commercially available to health care professionals and patients in North America and overseas in the very near term," Christopher Moreau, president and CEO of Miraculins, said in a statement.

The Scan

Close Panel Vote on Califf Nomination

The New York Times reports there was a close committee vote to advance the nomination of Robert Califf to lead the US Food and Drug Administration to the full Senate.

Task Force Reports on Scientific Integrity

Nature News writes that that a new task force report recommends that the US establish a cross-agency scientific integrity council.

Across the Hall

Genetic testing, closed-circuit cameras, and more show how a traveler, without any contact, infected others at a New Zealand quarantine facility, CNN reports.

Science Paper Examines Influence of Chromatin Modifications on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

In Science this week: genes regulating chromatin modification may contribute to OCD risk.