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Making Measurement Matter – How do you know your results measure up?
Measurement affects almost every aspect of our daily lives, from the fuel
in our cars and the quality of the air we breathe, to the safety of our food,
water, healthcare, and our cosmetic products. Chemical and bioanalytical
measurements are important in underpinning the enforcement of regulations. Every
day, thousands of chemical measurements support decisions on food safety,
health, and environmental protection. It is therefore critical that
organisations producing or using measurement data have confidence in the
In a recently published article in IUPAC Chemistry International, Dr Gavin O'Connor and Louise
Dean discuss the measurement challenges facing the clinical sector in terms of
In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Directive (EC IVDD, 98/79/EC) compliance,
measurement traceability for routine health screening and therapeutic drug
monitoring, and new research resulting in a major step towards achieving
Further information can be obtained here
or by contacting the authors via
the NMS helpdesk at LGC.
- Author - O'Connor G, Dean L
- Reference Number - LGC/P/2011/111
Last modified on
11 January 2012.