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07/30/2021

The Quick and Essential Guide to CAP Accreditations

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by Excedr / Lab, News

What’s the Relation Between CAP and CLIA? CAP Accreditations and CLIA Certifications When labs are in compliance with CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments), it is validated with a CLIA certificate. After getting CLIA-certified, a lab can then pursue a higher level of quality by applying for accreditation by an accreditation agency such as CAP. The…

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07/26/2021

The Excedr Guide to CLIA Waivers: What They Are and How to Obtain Them

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by Excedr / Lab, News

What is a CLIA Certificate of Waiver? Did you know there are a total of 260,000 laboratory entities that are CLIA certified in the U.S? CLIA stands for Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments.  It is a set of government-sanctioned regulations that are to be followed by testing laboratories in order to obtain a CLIA certification. In…

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07/21/2021

What is Taq Polymerase? Definition and Functions

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by Excedr / Consumable

Taq Polymerase Basics What is Taq Polymerase? Taq DNA Polymerase, or Taq polymerase, is a biological catalyst involved in the attachment of nucleotides to synthesize DNA––like any other polymerase. A homolog of the Pol I DNA polymerase found in Escherichia coli (E.coli), Taq polymerase is an 832-amino acid protein with a molecular weight of 94…

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07/16/2021

DNA Polymerase: What Is It and What Does It Do?

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by Excedr / Consumable

What is DNA Polymerase? Did you know the inheritance of DNA creates a link from our cells back through thousands of generations to the first single-cell organism on Earth? DNA is replicated, and the genetic information stored in nucleic acids (builds DNA) is transferred and modified in organisms in several ways. This is why decoding…

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07/14/2021

Venture Capitalist Profile: RA Capital

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by Excedr / Venture Capitalist

RA Capital: Evidence-Based Investing In the face of ever-evolving health crises and challenges, many investors are focusing their resources on companies that can bring revolutionary solutions to the healthcare sector. One such company is RA Capital. RA Capital Management, LP (“RA Capital) is a multi-stage investment manager. It provides funding to public and private healthcare,…

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