During the virtual award ceremony on October 6, 2021, Dr. Uwe Oelmüller, Co-Chair of PreAnalytiX and coordinator of this project, shared his thoughts on the importance of standards: “Patient specimen can significantly alter after collection from the body, e.g. during transport, storage and processing. This is a major error source for wrong diagnostic test results. Standards ensuring good quality patient specimen are therefore key enablers for improving diagnostics, biobanking and biomedical research”.
The SPIDIA4P consortium, that consists of 19 highly experienced partners, approaches the decisive pre-analytical phase by generating and implementing a comprehensive portfolio of 22 pan-European pre-analytical CEN/ Technical Specifications and ISO/ International Standards and the respective External Quality Assurance Schemes (EQA), addressing important pre-analytical workflows applied to personalized medicine – ultimately improving global healthcare and medicine.
Although the official funding period has ended end of June 2021, the project´s mission will live on in several ongoing and future collaborations and grant projects.
Watch the recording of the Award ceremony: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3YlTJAR4dE&t=5s
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Press Release CEN and CENELEC: Standards+Innovation Awards 2021 - CEN-CENELEC (cencenelec.eu)