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ACGT Receives CLIA Accreditation

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Contract research organization ACGT today announced it has received CLIA accreditation.

The Wheeling, Ill.-based company provides next-generation and Sanger sequencing, and molecular biology services. In July it was accredited by the College of American Pathologists. The CLIA and CAP accreditation, ACGT said, comes as it begins offering its services to the clinical research community.

CLIA accreditation is based on an examination of a facility's quality control program, safety protocols, staff qualifications, and data security.

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