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AENOR grants EntreChem UNE-166002 certification, an standard for the implementation of a quality R&D management system

February 4th, 2010 - Oviedo (Spain)

AENOR (Spanish Association for Standarization and Certification) has granted EntreChem with the UNE-166002 certification, an standard for the implementation of a quality R+D+I system that contributes to optimising an organisation's technological research, development and innovation processes, enabling emerging technologies or new technologies applied to the sector to be recognised and whose development will provide the basis for strengthening R+D+I activities. This certification ensures our clients, investors, employees, present and future, that EntreChem systematize their R+D+I activities so as to make the most of a company's internal "know-how";

set targets and goals that help control the resources associated with these activities;

plan, organise, and control R+D+I units, resulting in savings in resources and increased employee motivation and involvement;

integrate R+D+I management into the rest of the management systems implanted in the company;

set up interaction between R+D+I and other departments or divisions in the company, and carry out analysis, continual improvement and accurate measurements of the results of research, development, and innovation activities.

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About AENOR: AENOR is an organisation dedicated to the development of standardisation and certification (S + C) in all industrial and service sectors. Its aim is to contribute to the improvement in quality and competitiveness of companies, and to environmental protection. Its presence at international forums, both European and American, guarantees Spanish participation in the development of standardisation and the international recognition of AENOR certification. For more information visit

> About EntreChem SL: EntreChem is a start-up company founded as a spin-off of the University of Oviedo in 2005 by Prof. Vicente Gotor, Prof. José A. Salas and Francisco Morís, Ph.D. The company focuses on novel products obtained by biocatalysis and combinatorial biosynthesis approaches, as well as development of processes involving enzymatic catalysis and genetic engineering of metabolic pathways. More information can be found at