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
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
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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