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History

More than 40 years of history, and new challenges beyond: GC Labs

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  1. 2022
    • 03

      Designated as a special health examination provider organization

    • 02

      Lab service agreement signed with ‘Bio Lab’, Bahrain for diagnostic test services

      Lab service agreement signed with ‘Biotrust’, Cambodia for diagnostic test services

    • 01

      Lab service agreement signed with ‘Precision Medical Laboratory’, Jordan for diagnostic test services

      Lab service agreement extended with ‘Life Dx.’, UAE for diagnostic test services

  2. 2021
    • 12

      MOU signed with 'MBD' for organoid solution-based chemo-responsiveness testing for carcinostatic materials

    • 11

      MOU signed for COVID-19 diagnostic test support program consignment organization, operation of temporary selection clinics (7 clinics nationwide)

    • 10

      Operation of Korea Foundation for International Healthcare's government invitational training program ("Dr LEE Jong-wook Fellowship Program (Tuberculosis)") via government consignment

    • 08

      Designated as a general health checkup provider

    • 07

      MOU signed with 'KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation', an international non-profit organization specializing in tuberculosis, for cooperation in tuberculosis eradication work

    • 06

      MOU signed with 'Qiagen Manchester Limited' for Day-one Lab readiness program

    • 04

      Infectious Disease Research Center established

    • 03

      Lab service agreement signed with ‘Alfa Lab’, Saudi Arabia for diagnostic test services

      Lab service agreement signed with ‘Hanoi Medical University Hospital’, Vietnam for diagnostic test services

  3. 2020
    • 08

      Eun-Hee Lee, M.D., Ph.D., MBA appointed as the Chairman of GC Labs

    • 05

      Designated as the '1st Clinical performance testing institution' for in-vitro medical devices

    • 02

      Certified as COVID-19 testing laboratory

  1. 2019
    • 07

      Lab service agreement signed with ‘PT INNOLAB SAINS INTERNASIONAL’, Indonesia for diagnostic test services

    • 06

      Hosted ‘2019 GC Labs Symposium [Central Lab for the Clinical Trials in Precision Medicine Era]’

    • 03

      Lab service agreement signed with ‘LEO Healthcare INTERNATIONAL CO.,LTD’, Myanmar based on diagnostic test services

      Acquisition of ISO 15189 Medical laboratories – Requirements for quality and competence

  2. 2018
    • 10

      MOU agreement signed with 'LEO Healthcare International CO., Ltd', Myanmar for diagnostic test services

      Joined Global Diagnostics Network (GDN) as a Founding Member

    • 06

      MOU agreement signed with 'Seoul National University Hospital (SNUH)' for joint research

  3. 2017
    • 11

      Lab service agreement signed with 'Futurelab', Saudi Arabia for diagnostic test service

    • 10

      MOU signed with 'Thonburi Healthcare Group', Thailand

      MOU signed with 'Sudan Central Lab', Africa

    • 04

      Joint operation of clinical laboratory with 'Nawaloka Hospital', Sri Lanka

  4. 2016
    • 08

      Certified as Infectious disease & genetic test laboratory (by Ministry of Health and Welfare)

    • 04

      Visited Iran as economic mission of South Korean entrepreneurs

    • 01

      Participated in ‘Arab Health 2016’, Dubai

  5. 2015
    • 10

      Awarded '2015 KOREA ICT Innovation Awards' by minister in Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning

    • 05

      Hold Ceremony of the 5th anniversary of opening & expansion of GwangJu Green Cross Laboratories.

    • 03

      MOU signed with 'UAE Genetic Diseases Association (UAEGDA)', UAE

      MOU signed with 'IBV Inc.', Saudi Arabia

    • 01

      Participated in ‘Arab Health 2015’, Dubai

  6. 2014
    • 07

      Designated as health examination center for special health check-up

    • 06

      Re-certified for ISO 9001:2000/14001:2004 (Quality/environmental management system)

    • 05

      Expansion of Bio-bank

    • 04

      Awarded as the Best Asia Medical Service Award in Clinical Testing from 'Medical Asia 2014'

      Promote SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) campaign

    • 02

      Introduced 'Emergency specimen processing system' for Seoul metropolitan area

      Eun-Hee Lee, M.D., Ph.D. appointed as the Vice-chairperson of HOG (Harmonization Oversight Group) at ICHCLR (International Consortium for Harmonization of Clinical Laboratory Result), an affiliate organization to AACC (American Association for Clinical Chemistry)

    • 01

      Introduced OCR (Optical Character Recognition) system

  7. 2013
    • 12

      Bio-Bank established

    • 11

      Establishment of 'GLIS' - the next generation integrative lab system

    • 07

      MOU agreement signed with 'Bioneer Co., Ltd.' for Molecular diagnosis

    • 06

      Appointed as a “demonstration agency for workplace drug testing standard plan”

    • 02

      Accredited ISBER(International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories)

  8. 2012
    • 06

      Celebrated 30th anniversary hosting academic lecture and ceremony

      Agreement signed with 'Roche' for molecular pathology cancer testing'

  9. 2011
    • 10

      Exclusive agreement signed with 'GeneMatrix Inc'. for highly esoteric molecular assays

    • 08

      Awarded for 'Commendation in Clinical Testing' from 'Korea Health Industry Awards'

      Business expansion of Therapy CBB (Cord Blood Bank)

    • 05

      Hosted 'International IFM (Integrated Functional Medicine) Seminar'

    • 02

      Introduced new 'Total Laboratory Automation(TLA) system' for clinical testing

    • 01

      Accredited G-EQUAS

  10. 2010
    • 09

      Green Cross Medical Genome Lab inaugurated

    • 02

      Strategic agreement signed with 'MetaMetrix Inc.' for Laboratory for integrated functional medicine

    • 01

      Participated in ‘Arab Health 2010’, Dubai

  1. 2009
    • 01

      Strategic agreement signed with 'C&R Research Inc.' a leading CRO in Korea

      Certified as bioequivalence test laboratory

  2. 2008
    • 07

      Agreement signed with 'SRL Inc.', Japan

      Accredited ISO 9001 : 2008 (quality management system)

      Accredited ISO 14001 : 2004 (environmental management system)

    • 05

      Accredited NGSP Level Ⅰ

  3. 2007
    • 05

      Yi-Hyeok Kwon appointed as Chairman

      Eun-Hee Lee, M.D., Ph.D. appointed as President of GC Labs

  4. 2006
    • 02

      The 1st to obtain patent of 'A method for analyzing tandem-mass data for clinical diagnosis' - extensive inherited metabolic disorder test for newborns

  5. 2005
    • 12

      Accredited CAP certificate

    • 11

      Conducted quantitative tests on medulla incubation for hemodialysis and quantitative endotoxin test (Toxinometer, WACO, Japan)

      Conducted quantitative tests on physical stone analysis (FT-IR Spectrum, Perkin Elmer, USA)

    • 09

      Introduced 'Flow cytometer FC 500' (Beckman Coulter, USA)

  6. 2004
    • 11

      Lab expansion equipped with cutting edge facility

    • 10

      Introduced 'Total Laboratory Automation System' (GC LabCell, Bayer, USA)

    • 09

      Introduced 'Automated fluorescence immunoassay equipment' (PhD, Bio-Rad, USA)

    • 04

      Introduced latest cytology equipment 'ThinPrep system'

  7. 2003
    • 09

      Established Lifeline (family cord blood preservation and public cord blood bank)

    • 06

      Exclusive business agreement signed with 'Quest Diagnostics Inc.', US

  8. 2002
    • 11

      The 1st to introduce 'Clustering computer system' in the field of clinical pathology

    • 07

      Joined CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) as the 1st Korean medical institution

  9. 2001
    • 02

      Received commendation from the Minister of Health and Welfare (for contributing to the development of organ transplants)

      Agreement signed with 'Neogen Corp.', US for collaboration and transfer of inherited metabolic disorder testing technology

  10. 2000
    • 02

      Commissioned as national organ transplant management center and central lab for sample isolation and transportation

  1. 1999
    • 12

      Accredited ISO 9001 as the 1st Korean medical institution

  2. 1997
    • 09

      Established Genetic testing Lab (affiliated with Green Cross Reference Lab)

    • 08

      Designated as a participating organization in 'G7 project'

    • 03

      Designated as the primary testing laboratory for inherited metabolic disorder

  3. 1996
    • 10

      Agreement signed with 'Seoul National University Hospital' for reference laboratory and local patient blood collection

    • 02

      Technical cooperation with 'BML Inc.', Japan

  4. 1995
    • 05

      Recognized as an medical institution for health prevention program

    • 01

      Conducted quality control for CAP (College of American Pathologists) survey

  5. 1994
    • 02

      Designated as a certified medical institution for Drug testing for police officers (development and relocation of doping, heavy metals, and occupational disease testing)

  6. 1993
    • 10

      Industry-University-Institute Collaboration research agreement signed with 'Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST)' and 'Seoul National University Hospital'

    • 05

      Technology cooperation with 'Archen Medical School', Germany

    • 03

      "Joined National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standard (NCCLS) as a formal member [currently called Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI)]"

  7. 1992
    • 06

      Technology cooperation with 'Mayo Clinic', US

  8. 1991
    • 07

      Technology cooperation with 'Mogam Biotechnology Research Institute' (genetic engineering technology)

      Established Green Cross Reference Lab

    • 04

      Technology cooperation with 'MetPath Clinic', US

  9. 1990
    • 06

      Introduced large-scale computers 'Prime 9650, 532, and etc.'

  10. 1989
    • 05

      Designated as a research institution for psychotropic drugs by Korea National Institute of Health

  11. 1988
    • 05

      Technology cooperation with 'Boehringer Mannheim', Germany for quality control

  12. 1987
    • 11

      Designated as heavy metal testing institution by 'Avon Products Inc.', US

  13. 1986
    • 08

      Introduced various computer systems for report of test results (established nationwide network)

    • 07

      Renamed as Green Cross Reference Lab (separated from Green Cross Corp.)

  14. 1985
    • 05

      Established sisterhood relationship with 'Fusimoto Lab', Japan for testing technology

  15. 1984
    • 11

      Designated for blood and drug testing in Korean Olympic Committee team members

  16. 1983
    • 01

      Joined 'Korean Association of External Quality Assessment Service (KEQAS)'

  17. 1982
    • 10

      Recognized as a Reference laboratory

    • 07

      Green Cross Bio Science Lab established (1st commercial lab in Korea)