ISO standard for GM detection technique

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On the same day that we report that the US could be moving towards
firmer rules on genetically modified foods, the American
Association for Laboratory Accreditation has accredited ISO-17025
standards to GeneScan USA, a network of biotech companies, for the
detection and quantification of bioengineered DNA in food and
agricultural products using polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
techniques.

The American Association for Laboratory Accreditation has accredited ISO-17025 standards to GeneScan USA, a network of biotech companies, for the detection and quantification of bioengineered DNA in food and agricultural products using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) techniques.

ISO-17025 is an internationally recognised standard that provides rigorous guidelines that define the quality management procedures of a company. This ensures traceability of all testing procedures and establishes an elaborate system of documentation. To obtain this accreditation, a laboratory must prove that its staff is technically proficient and that the testing procedures it uses meet strict quality control criteria. Additionally, the lab must successfully participate in proficiency testing programs and complete an extensive series of internal and external audits.

GeneScan USA, is the US analytical arm of GeneScan Europe​, a publicly traded company based in Freiburg, Germany.

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