CRO Beaufort Obtains ISO 9001:2015 Certification

Global contract research organization bolsters its commitment to delivering the highest quality services to the life sciences industry.


NORFOLK, Va., Feb. 13, 2017—Beaufort, a contract research organization (CRO), has obtained ISO 9001:2015 certification. The certification demonstrates that Beaufort provides consistently good quality services to the life sciences industry in its clinical research, regulatory affairs, quality, and staffing solutions.

“We are proud that Beaufort is one of very few CROs to obtain ISO certification,” said Beaufort President Clay Gill. “This certification reflects Beaufort’s rigorous dedication to meeting client requirements, upholding the highest quality standards, and continuously improving processes throughout our organization.”

Gill continued, “Sponsors can be confident that their projects will be conducted with the highest quality management principles and utilizing process-driven methodologies that assure our client’s work will be completed on time and on budget.”

ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is an independent, non-governmental worldwide federation that develops international standards. ISO 9001:2015, the latest edition of ISO’s flagship quality management systems standard, is a worldwide quality standard that helps organizations demonstrate that they offer products and services of consistently good quality.

“We believe a well-structured quality system is critical to the success of our clients’ work. This ISO certification provides third party validation of our commitment to a quality-first approach and helps further set Beaufort apart from other CROs,” explained John R. Wilson Jr., PhD, MPH, Beaufort senior vice president of clinical development and quality solutions.

To obtain ISO 9001:2015 certification, a firm must demonstrate that it: practices evidence-based decision making; addresses risks and opportunities in a methodical manner; and ensures that quality policy and quality objectives are established for the quality management system that are compatible with the context and strategic direction of the organization.

Beaufort’s independent assessment and certification was performed by accredited registrar Integrated Management Systems Group (IMSG).

About Beaufort, LLC

Beaufort, LLC, is a contract research organization that provides in vitro diagnostic, medical device and biopharmaceutical clinical and regulatory services, and a full range of quality solutions and staffing solutions. For more than a decade, companies worldwide have trusted Beaufort for its client-oriented approach to research. With operations spanning the globe, Beaufort has a proven track record working closely with clients and regulatory agencies internationally to bring complex and therapeutic-specific products to market. Learn more at

Date posted: February 13, 2017

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