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10/15/2021

AABB Accreditation: What It Is & How to Get Accredited

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by Excedr / Lab

What is AABB Accreditation? “A connected community dedicated to advancing transfusion medicine and biotherapies. From donor to patient. From lab to bedside.” This is a tagline adopted by the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB). The AABB is an international, non-profit association that comprises and represents those involved in the fields of cellular therapies and…

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10/11/2021

ISO 17020 Accreditation: Overview, Requirements, and Benefits

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by Excedr / Equipment

What is the ISO 17020 Conformity Assessment? Did you know that the inspection bodies that assess the quality and reliability of companies’ products and services need a regulatory certification themselves to perform the inspection?  This comes under the ISO/IEC 17020:2012 standard, which ensures the competence of the inspection bodies and the impartiality and consistency of…

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10/08/2021

dATP: What is Deoxyadenosine Triphosphate?

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by Excedr / Consumables

What is dATP? Deoxyadenosine triphosphate (dATP) is a nucleotide that is used as a building block in DNA synthesis, during both in vivo replication and transcription and in vitro replication techniques such as PCR. Structurally, dATP is defined as a purine nucleoside triphosphate; a deoxyribose sugar bound to adenine and 3 phosphates (2’-Deoxyadenosine-5′-triphosphate). The dATP…

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10/05/2021

What is RNase? The Basics of Ribonuclease

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by Excedr / Consumables

What is RNase? RNases (or ribonucleases) are a class of hydrolytic enzymes that catalyzes both the in vivo and in vitro degradation of ribonucleic acid (RNA) molecules into smaller components. The nuclease operates at the level of transcription and translation and breaks down the RNA by cleaving the phosphorus-oxygen bonds. RNase enzymes are categorized into…

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09/30/2021

ISO 15189 Accreditation: Overview & How to Obtain

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by Excedr / Lab

What is the ISO 15189 Accreditation? International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 15189 is an international standard for medical laboratories that is closely based on ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO 9001. The accreditation assists labs in developing quality management systems (QMS), assessing their competence/performance, and ensuring their operations meet industry and legal standards for patient safety. It…

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