HTG Molecular Diagnostics Receives ISO 13485 Certification For Health Canada CMDCAS Requirements
Published: Sep 18, 2017
- Supports continued growth of HTG’s clinical diagnostic business
TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HTG Molecular Diagnostics, Inc. (Nasdaq:HTGM), a provider of instruments, reagents, and services for molecular profiling applications, today announced that is has successfully completed an audit of its Quality Management System for continued certification to ISO 13485. This certification was issued by a registrar accredited under the Canadian Medical Device Conformity Assessment System (CMDCAS), which is required by Health Canada for the company to market in vitro diagnostic (IVD) products in Canada.
"We are very proud of our teams for this accomplishment. HTG was first certified to ISO 13485 in 2012 and was re-certified in 2015; this continued certification by a CMDCAS-recognized registrar highlights this long history and, we believe, clearly demonstrates our commitment to quality," said Sam Rua, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Systems at HTG Molecular Diagnostics.
ISO 13485 is an internationally recognized quality standard certification that is required of medical device manufacturers by various authorities worldwide to demonstrate each manufacturer has a quality management system in place to consistently meet customer and regulatory requirements for the design, development, and commercialization of medical devices.
Headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, the mission of HTG Molecular Diagnostics (HTG) is to empower precision medicine at the local level. The company’s HTG EdgeSeq technology, which automates highly multiplexed molecular profiling of minute samples for next-generation sequencing, received its first US patent in 2014. Continuous improvements led to the 2017 launch of HTG’s new direct-target sequencing chemistry for DNA analysis offered in the company’s VERI/O services laboratory. Additional information is available at www.htgmolecular.com.
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