Sigma-Aldrich Achieves Double Accreditation as a Certified Reference Material Producer Following ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO Guide 34

Thursday, November 29, 2007 General News J E 4
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 29 Sigma-Aldrich(TM)(Nasdaq: SIAL) announced that its laboratory for the production of CertifiedReference Materials (CRM) in Buchs, Switzerland, received double accreditationfollowing ISO/IEC 17025 "General requirements for the competence of testingand calibration laboratories" and ISO Guide 34 "General requirements for thecompetence of reference material producers."

For Reference Materials producers, this combination of accreditations isthe highest achievable level of quality assurance. CRM, which are producedunder these guidelines, are characterized by highest accuracy andcomprehensive documentation. The certificates contain all information aboutpurity, traceability, uncertainty and expiration dates, as well as handlingand storing instructions. With the recently introduced TraceCERT(R) productline (, Sigma-Aldrich has launched itsfirst CRM series produced under this double accreditation.

"In analytical chemistry, the reliability of products is of crucialimportance, because it directly impacts our customers' results. This doubleaccreditation confirms our outstanding expertise as a producer of analyticalstandards. It recognizes our efforts in R&D, Quality Control and productionand brings us into a leading position. We are very proud to join a selectgroup of institutes and companies worldwide working at this level of certifiedquality," said Dave Julien, President of the Research Specialties businessunit at Sigma-Aldrich.

About Sigma-Aldrich: Sigma-Aldrich is a leading Life Science and HighTechnology company. Its biochemical and organic chemical products and kits areused in scientific and genomic research, biotechnology, pharmaceuticaldevelopment, the diagnosis of disease and as key components in pharmaceuticaland other high technology manufacturing. The Company has customers in lifescience companies, university and government institutions, hospitals, and inindustry. Over one million scientists and technologists use its products.Sigma-Aldrich operates in 36 countries and has 7,800 employees providingexcellent service worldwide. Sigma-Aldrich is committed to AcceleratingCustomer Success through Leadership in Life Science, High Technology andService. For more information about Sigma-Aldrich, please visit itsaward-winning Web site at

Cautionary Statement: This release contains forward-looking statementsrelating to future performance, goals, strategic actions and initiatives andsimilar intentions and beliefs and other statements regarding the Company'sexpectations, goals, beliefs, intentions and the like, which involveassumptions regarding the Company's operations and conditions in the marketsthe Company serves. The Company does not undertake any obligation to updatethese forward-looking statements.

SOURCE Sigma-Aldrich


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