SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ--(Marketwire - March 21, 2013) - Leading global genomics service company, GENEWIZ, Inc., announced accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP). With this accreditation, the GENEWIZ, Inc. Global Headquarters joined the elite group of internationally recognized facilities that meet the highest standards of excellence in quality laboratory practices.
The CAP accreditation process was comprised of CAP inspector examination of GENEWIZ laboratory safety program and records, staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, and overall management, as well as laboratory records and procedure quality control.
"Receiving CAP accreditation signifies a milestone for GENEWIZ clinical services," stated Dr. Guanghui Hu, Vice President of Translational Genomics. "CAP accreditation reaffirms our commitment to providing the highest quality clinical genomic services, including clinically relevant and medically actionable data for physicians, pathologists, and researchers."
Since its inception in the early 1960's, the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program has been recognized by the United States government as being equal-to or more-stringent-than the government's own inspection program.
"Designed to go well beyond regulatory compliance, the [CAP Accreditation] program provides a solid foundation for quality practices and helps laboratories achieve the highest standards of excellence to positively impact patient care," affirmed the College of American Pathologists.
About GENEWIZ, Inc.
GENEWIZ, Inc. is a global contract research organization (CRO) specializing in genomic services, including DNA sequencing, gene synthesis, molecular biology, genomic, bioinformatics, and GxP/CLIA regulatory-compliant services. GENEWIZ leads the industry in outsourcing partnerships with pharmaceutical, biotechnology, clinical, academic, and government institutions.
Headquartered in South Plainfield, NJ, GENEWIZ, Inc. is a privately-held global enterprise with locations in Boston, MA; San Diego, CA; Washington, DC Metro; Research Triangle Park, NC; and Seattle, WA. International locations include Beijing, China; Suzhou, China; and London, United Kingdom.
About the College of American Pathologists
The College of American Pathologists (CAP) is a medical society that serves more than 18,000 physician members and the global laboratory community. It is the world's largest association composed exclusively of board-certified pathologists and is the worldwide leader in laboratory quality assurance. The College advocates accountable, high-quality, and cost-effective patient care. More information about the CAP can be found at www.cap.org.