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Abbott Launches a Five Minute Test to Detect COVID-19

Abbott Launches a Five Minute Test to Detect COVID-19 On March 27th, Abbott announced that the FDA had approved and declared their COVID-19 detection test the fastest on the market. At the crippling rate this is spreading, a quick test is more critical now than ever. –…

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BD Seeks Emergency FDA Approval for a Two-Hour COVID-19 Test

Times Article: “Becton Dickinson Seeks Emergency FDA Approval for a Two-Hour Coronavirus Test”  On March 17th, Times magazine released an article informing the public that Becton Dickinson (BD) is seeking emergency FDA approval for a two-hour coronavirus test. If approved, this would save hospitals up to two…

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COVID-19 UPDATE To our valued and prospective clients: WCS office is closed under the order from the Governor of the State of Maryland, requiring only essential businesses to stay open. We have made arrangements with FedEx, UPS, and USPS to continue delivering documents to our office. Please…

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EUMDR 2017/745

Europe’s New Medical Devices Regulations 2017/745(MDR) deadline is finally here! European Union Medical Device Regulation 2017/745 deadline approaches on May 26, 2020. Medical device companies must comply with the new regulations to maintain market access and mitigate risk. Medical devices and implantable objects have not faced the…

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US Apostille & Embassy Consular Legalization

US Apostille & Embassy Legalization document requirements: the often overlooked part of shipping products internationally.

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Hague Adoption Convention

The Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Hague Adoption Convention) The Hague Adoption Convention is an international treaty that provides important safeguards to protect the best interests of children, birth parents, and adoptive parents, who are involved in inter-country adoptions.…

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Adopting Internationally?

Adopting Internationally?  If you’ve decided to pursue an international adoption, you may be familiar with the term “apostille.”  This term refers the document authentication process necessary to complete your adoption.    If you’re considering adopting from a foreign country, you first need to determine whether the country…

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Authenticating Academic Documents for Use in Qatar

If you’re planning to teach overseas, or if you’ve ventured out to international job markets, you may have realized that some countries have extra requirements for document authentication. China, Qatar, and Kuwait—just to name a few. Let’s say you need your education documents (originating in the US)…

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Teaching Abroad

What Do I Need to Teach Abroad? Each country has its own requirements, but there are two main documents required for most teaching programs. You will need: A copy of your FBI Criminal Background Check A copy of your MFA College Diploma + Transcript After obtaining these…

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To Apostille or Not To Apostille—That REALLY is the question!

In our industry, some terms are used as if they are interchangeable. For example, “apostille” vs. “authentication.” However, when it comes to document apostille and/or legalization, using the proper term not only ensures clarity, it ensures that your documents will not be rejected by the Embassy before…

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