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NATA successful at Dubai Health Expo

United Arab Emirates: Wednesday, March 11 - 2009 @ 12:01

NATA is the Government’s endorsed sole provider for pathology testing to over 600 private and Government owned pathology laboratories, with over 25 years experience and is recognised throughout the world.

NATA’s presence at the exhibition showcased its expertise, not only in pathology, but in a number of medical and health related areas, such as medical and diagnostic imaging and point of clinical care testing. In addition NATA also promoted programs in inspection accreditation as well as their new biotechnology R&D program and a wide range of education, training and consulting services provided by NATA themselves and by the NATA Group, with certification, proficiency and consulting services available.

The CEO, Mr. Alan Patterson was delighted with the outcome and for the support of Austrade. He said:

“Our presence here is a commitment to this region and to promoting the quality and excellence of the NATA brand and our health accreditation products and services.”

Interest in the NATA stand and its services was extremely positive with over 100 positive contacts generated, many of which were requesting advice and information about how NATA could assist them in achieving high quality, internationally recognised accreditation and associated training.

Mr. Patterson went on the say that he was surprised at the number and strength of enquiries generated from individual organizations, as well as hospital and government executives, not only from the Gulf States, but from many other countries in the Middle East, India and Africa.

A particular highlight was the visit to the booth of several of the Gulf Standardization Organization (GSO) Steering Committee Members, charged with overseeing the establishment of the regional Gulf Accreditation Centre (GAC) and senior executives from the Dubai Accreditation Centre (DAC) and the Deputy Director General of the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA).

As a result of these and other meetings associated with NATA’s contracted consultancy to the GSO to establish the framework for the proposed GAC, Mr. Patterson said, “I am delighted to announce a specific Agreement for Technical Cooperation with DAC was signed at the NATA booth during the Expo.”

Mr. Patterson went on to say that the Australian pavilion certainly appeared to be popular, if the level of interest in the NATA booth was any indication. As a result NATA is already preparing for next year.

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