PALO ALTO, Calif., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- CLONTECH Laboratories, Inc., announced that it has received ISO 9001 Certification in a blanket registration that covers its main offices and laboratories in California and its worldwide subsidiaries. ISO is an acronym for the International Standards Organization based in Geneva, Switzerland. It represents a series of standards for the establishment and maintenance of quality systems geared toward promotion of international harmonization and international trade. ISO 9001 is the most comprehensive in the series encompassing the design, development and manufacturing of products with quality features and characteristics that secure a high level of quality in the production of goods and services. Dr. Kenneth Fong, President and CEO stated that "achieving this certification underscores CLONTECH's commitment to quality management and represents a rigorous effort on behalf of employees in all areas of the organization for the past year and a half." Dr. Fong further stated that "this is an important strategic step in terms of extending our commitment to providing innovation and quality products from our worldwide facilities. Our customers will be the ultimate beneficiaries as this certification is testimony to the fact that our products are being produced under quality controlled processes emphasizing continuous improvement." About the Company CLONTECH Laboratories, Inc., develops, manufactures and markets products for life science research. The company's products enable scientists to identify genes, study how cells are regulated by genes and search for drugs that can treat diseases. The company has a portfolio of over 1,500 products that allow scientists to perform academic research and drug discovery more rapidly and effectively. Their products are sold primarily to scientists within government entities, academic institutions and pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. CLONTECH has assembled one of the broadest portfolios of molecular biology research tools in the industry. Their products include enabling technologies, which allow scientists to conduct experiments, which would not otherwise be possible, and innovative research tools, which permit scientists to achieve results in a more rapid, efficient and reproducible manner. They offer products that enable scientists to conduct research in the areas of gene identification, gene expression analysis, functional analysis and target validation. For additional corporate information, visit www.clontech.com. CONTACT: Carol Lou of CLONTECH Laboratories, Inc., 650-424-8222.
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