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The certification enables the reagent maker to create optimizing products for use beyond the research market.

CEO Mike Evans said that the certification "proves that the company can provide the necessary structure and skills to offer its specialist services as part of a clinical diagnostic workflow."

Some microarray firms, such as Oxford Gene Technology, have adopted Lab901's ScreenTape for RNA quality control purposes.

NanoString's nCounter gets ISO 13485:2003 certification; FDA clears Osmetech's eSensor thrombophilia risk test; PerkinElmer launches prenatal BACs-on-Beads assays in EU

The recent ISO certification puts the company in a "strong position" to pursue clearance for a cytogenetics device based on Agilent's platform, according to a company official.

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The company said that its microarray services and dispensing systems have cleared ISO standards.

The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.