EMQN CIC is an internationally respected, UKAS-accredited provider of External Quality Assessment (EQA) services, with >3000 member laboratories in 85 countries. EQA is an essential requirement for any laboratory seeking to attain laboratory accreditation and is a vital component of good clinical governance. EMQN CIC monitors global laboratory performance in diagnostic molecular genetics, molecular pathology, and technical laboratory testing processes. As a community interest company, EMQN CIC is also able to reinvest in our network to provide new EQA schemes, educational activities and to support the development of best practice guidance for our members.
Based on the Manchester Science Park, EMQN CIC has both office and laboratory facilities and retains close links with the Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine (MCGM), one of the leading centres for genomics in Europe.