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Eurofins' Louisville NGS Facility Achieves ISO Certifications

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Eurofins MWG Operon said today its Louisville, Ky., facility, which provides overnight sequencing services, has achieved two ISO certifications.

ISO 9001:2008 certification pertains to a management system that provides products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements. ISO 13485:2003 certification relates to a management system that provides medical devices and associated services that meet customer and regulatory requirements.

"ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2003 certifications for our Louisville laboratories now provide an added level of assurance to all our overnight and large project DNA sequencing customers that their samples are handled under rigorous quality standards," Patricia Buck, director of quality for Eurofins MWG Operon, said in a statement.

The Scan

Shape of Them All

According to BBC News, researchers have developed a protein structure database that includes much of the human proteome.

For Flu and More

The Wall Street Journal reports that several vaccine developers are working on mRNA-based vaccines for influenza.

To Boost Women

China's Ministry of Science and Technology aims to boost the number of female researchers through a new policy, reports the South China Morning Post.

Science Papers Describe Approach to Predict Chemotherapeutic Response, Role of Transcriptional Noise

In Science this week: neural network to predict chemotherapeutic response in cancer patients, and more.