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eNewsletter 2013 January - February

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IFCC Welcomes Four New Corporate Members

BG Medicine

BG Medicine is a life sciences company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of novel diagnostic tests based on biomarkers for high-value market opportunities in healthcare that we identify. Our lead product, the BGM Galectin-3® test for heart failure, is CE-marked and received FDA clearance in November 2010. Website: and

ELGA LabWater

ELGA is an integral part of Veolia Water Solutions and Technologies, the world leader in water treatment. Veolia Water Solutions and Technologies has a global revenue of 2.5 billion Euros and worldwide team of 9,500 employees. It is renowned for its capabilities in providing water solutions of any size to customers throughout the entire water cycle. Our commitment to developing and providing purified laboratory water means that you can focus on obtaining accurate results. We specialise in the following markets:

  • Research and Testing
  • Healthcare
  • Clinical Diagnostics

All systems are manufactured in the UK and we are accredited to ISO9001 and ISO14001 standards. We have our own R&D facilities and are always looking to provide products dedicated to providing the right water quality for your application. ELGA focuses exclusively on water and its treatment. We continually contribute to the unique technical and scientific applications expertise developed during the last 50 years. ELGA is experienced in meeting the challenges that arise during the development, installation and servicing of single point-of-use purification systems as well as large projects involving consultation with architects, consultants and clients. Website:

Wisplinghoff Laboratoriumsmedizin Köln

Wisplinghoff diagnostic services are backed by a strong team of 29 medical doctors and scientists in Cologne. We contribute to the overall progress of healthcare by leading collaborations with industry and academic institutions in order to develop new techniques, carry out research and promote synergies between our scientists, academics and colleagues in the industry. Website:

PPD Inc.

PPD is a leading global contract research organization providing drug discovery, development and lifecycle management services. Our clients and partners include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, academic and government organizations. PPD laboratories including the Central Clinical Laboratories (US, Belgium, Singapore and China), Bioanalytical laboratories (VA. and WI) and Phase 1 Unit Clinical Laboratory (TX) provide a wide array of clinical laboratory testing services for clinical trial patients and bioanalytical assay development and specimen analysis in support pharmaceutical drug research and development. Website:

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