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ADA awards ‘qualified’ status to 2 Seal testing sites

October 14, 2019

By Mary Beth Versaci

Two facilities have achieved "qualified" status under a new ADA program for research sites that participate in the ADA Seal of Acceptance Program.

Salus Research Inc. and Silverstone Research Group are the first sites to receive the designation after the program launched in May.

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In the past, the ADA had not established qualification standards for independent laboratories that perform clinical studies for companies seeking to have their products earn the ADA Seal of Acceptance.

A testing site's qualified status indicates to product manufacturers that the ADA has evaluated the site for its ability to conduct quality research in support of Seal Program applications, according to the qualification program criteria.

"This endorsement provides us with the highest recommendation possible to all our industrial research sponsors," said Dr. Jeffery Milleman, director of clinical operations for Salus Research. "Most importantly, we strive to be the best research site, and the ADA's application process granted us the opportunity to locate any deficiencies and confirm our strengths as compared to other testing facilities."

The new program was announced to all current companies and testing sites in the Seal Program.

"We are excited to be part of this science-based innovative industry and the research that is focused on improving at-home oral care, all under the trust and guidance of the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs," said Dr. Pejmon Amini, clinical director of Silverstone Research Group.

As part of the qualification process, the ADA assesses applicants' clinical and laboratory processes, computer capabilities, facilities, storage and security policies, staff credentials and training procedures, regulatory audits and more.

For information on the Seal Program, visit ADA.org/en/science-research/ada-seal-of-acceptance.