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American Council of Independent Laboratories Offers COVID-19 Testing Assistance

Thursday, March 12, 2020   (0 Comments)
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For Immediate Release

March 12, 2020

American Council of Independent Laboratories Offers COVID-19 Testing Assistance

WASHINGON, DC - The American Council of Independent Laboratories (ACIL) has sent the following letter to Dr. Segaran Pillai, Director of the Office of Laboratory Safety for the Food and Drug Administration, offering the support of the independent laboratory community to supplement those efforts if the need arises.

As of March 12, 2020, over 1,200 confirmed cases of a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have been discovered nation-wide. The ACIL recognizes that additional testing capacity may be required to appropriately respond to this pandemic and stands ready to assist the agency as they continue to confront this outbreak. Our members have the testing expertise and understand the industry standards and best practices to ensure the best outcomes for all Americans confronting this disease.

The ACIL is an association representing independent commercial scientific and engineering firms with over 1,000 facilities across the U.S. engaged in testing, product certification, consulting, and research and development to enhance public health and safety. Their membership is a part of an $11 billion industry, unaffiliated with any institution, company or trade group that might affect their ability to conduct investigations, render reports, or give professional, objective, and unbiased counsel.

CONTACT:

Michael T. Oscar 
Government Relations Director 
American Council of Independent Laboratories (ACIL) 
1300 I Street NW, Suite 400E 
Washington, DC 20005 
(202) 887-5872 
(215) 528-0268 - Cell 
MOSCAR@ACIL.ORG 
www.acil.org