NIST Recruiting for Latest Quality-Assurance Laboratory Exercise

Participating companies can find out how accurately their own labs can measure the concentrations of active or marker compounds in a material.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is now accepting participant applications for its spring 2012 Dietary Supplement Laboratory Quality Assurance Program. The quality-assurance program allows companies to find out how accurately their owns labs can measure the concentrations of active or marker compounds in a material.

As part of the program, NIST will send material samples to a lab to analyze. Labs send their results back to NIST, which measures the accuracy of the results. NIST lets companies not only know how accurate their results were but also how accurate they were compared to other companies.

The deadline to sign up for the spring exercise is January 31, 2012. Companies can sign up by filling out this form.

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