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Biotechnology Standardization Follow-Up Meeting to be Held March 31

New York, Mar 20, 2008

On March 31, 2008, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) will convene a follow-up meeting for U.S. stakeholders interested in international standardization issues in the biotechnology arena.

The meeting, to be held in Washington, DC, will build upon the issues discussed during the January 10 biotechnology strategy session and the January 21-22, 2008, meeting of the International Organization for Standardization Council Standing Committee on Strategies (ISO CSC/STRAT). [see related article]

As ISO takes these issues under consideration, ANSI’s March 31 meeting will further the dialogue with U.S. biotechnology experts and offer follow-up information on the status and next steps of proposed standardization activities.

For more information about biotechnology standardization activities in the U.S. or to express interest in attending the follow-up meeting, please contact Mr. Steven Cornish, ANSI director of international policy (212.642.4969;

Attendees must inform Mr. Cornish of their plans to attend the meeting by Friday, March 28, 2008.

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