CLSI would like to celebrate and recognize two of our member organizations that offered exemplary support to CLSI and its mission to maintain leadership in the domain of document development. This year, both Bio-Rad and New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), proved to be an effective participants at all stages of project development, rather than assisting through financial support alone.
Bio-Rad is a longstanding CLSI Industry member of CLSI. Over the years, the company has been active in both the technical and governance operations. For technical operations they have provided 18 volunteers in the past 8 years, often in key member and contributor positions. In addition, Bio-Rad has been an important member of CLSI’s ISO TC212 activities, including voting membership on the US TAG and attendance at annual plenary meetings. They have given untold numbers of volunteer hours in support of CLSI, and have advanced educational and training initiatives in support of our standards. For governance, Bio-Rad has had representation on CLSI’s Board of Directors continuously for the past 5 years, plus various board committees including Global Advisory, Nominating, and Strategic Planning Committees. Bio-Rad is a global company with 4 locations and has been a strong supporter of CLSI’s global efforts, often assisting senior staff in understanding new markets under consideration for expansion, most notably in India and Asia regions.
The NYSDOH has been an active and longstanding CLSI Government member for as far back as records can be accessed (1988). NYSDOH has been highly active in CLSI’s technical and governance operations. On the technical side, there have been over 30 employees active in all phases of CLSI standards development projects over the past 7 years, many in senior leadership roles that have provided untold numbers of volunteer hours in support of CLSI. For governance, NYSDOH has had representation on CLSI’s board continuously for the past 8 years, plus membership inclusion on most board-level committees including Finance, Nominating, Awards, and Strategic Planning Committees, plus numerous task forces. New York State is one of a handful of US CMS CLIA law exempt states and has played a leadership role in proposing standards to support its state accreditations of clinical laboratories, proficiency testing, newborn screening, and related activities.
Bio-Rad and NYSDOH, we would like to extend a sincere congratulations and big thank you from CLSI!