Instand-NGS4P establishes liaison with ISO Technical Committee for Biotechnology 22.7.2020

Instand-NGS4P’s liaisons with the ISO Technical Committee ISO/TC 276/Working Groups 3 and 5 are now registered. This will help and promote NGS-related standardization project development without overlapping or conflicting requirements.

Instand-NGS4P now has access to ongoing ISO activities, enabling the fulfilment of the project goals of

– Analysis of existing standards

– Analysis of standards under development and in planning

The Working Groups ISO/TC 276/WG3 and 5 will benefit from input of state-of-the-art standardization into ongoing as well as new ISO projects, such as those for library preparation, sequencing, and e-reporting/e-medication.

Further Information on ISO and the Technical Committees:

https://www.iso.org/home.html

ISO/TC 276 Information:

ISO/TC 276 Biotechnology Standardization in the field of biotechnology processes that includes the following topics:

• Terms and definitions; • biobanks and bioresources; • analytical methods; • bioprocessing; • data processing including annotation, analysis, validation, comparability and integration; • metrology

ISO/TC 276 WG3 „Analytical Methods“ aims to develop standards for accurate, reproducible and robust measurement and analysis in support of biotechnologies. WG 3 will develop a package of International standards for biologically relevant molecules and entities, including nucleic acids, proteins, and cells. This WG will develop horizontal standards and, when applicable, vertical / particular standards for industry sectors. The WG will also coordinate with relevant technical committees and standardization initiatives.

ISO/TC 276 WG5 „Data Processing and Integration“ aims to develop standards for traceable, searchable, and interoperable data together with integrated data processing for biotechnology/life sciences.

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