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Ireland-based Allergy Standards Ltd. deepens West Coast footprint

Allergy Standards Limited (ASL) has been expanding its activities on the West Coast. A visit to San Francisco, Emeryville, Berkeley, and Los Angeles by CEO Dr. John McKeon and CIO Dave Morrissey this week is providing the opportunity to further deepen its presence and develop its initiatives in healthcare analytics.

The ASL team has attended a number of Irish government business events hosted by Enterprise Ireland over the St. Patrick’s festival period, including an Enterprise Ireland business breakfast at which the visiting Irish Minister for Health Simon Harris TD was present.

A full-day certification workshop with strategic partners SCS Global Services in Emeryville provided the opportunity to accelerate the partnership under which SCS Global Services is now approved by ASL to offer the asthma & allergy friendly® certification. While in Berkeley, a visit to one of ASL’s testing partners, Berkeley Analytical, reinforced the strong relationships that ASL maintains with all of its testing partners to ensure that its certification remains robust and trusted by consumers and industry alike.

Stanley Mathuram Vice President, SCS Global Services (SCS) said, “SCS is a trusted leader in third-party certification. Our mission is to build value for our clients through auditing and standards development that positively impact on lives and the environment. We are delighted to scale our relationship with Allergy Standards in the U.S. and internationally. Meeting the Irish Minister for Heath with the Consul General demonstrates the high regard that ASL are held in.

Speaking in San Francisco Dr. McKeon said, This has been a year of digital transformation for ASL with the launch of our client services portal so a visit to Silicon Valley including the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford ( and now this event with the Minister for Heath is an excellent fit. Our work brings together some of the most innovative companies in the U.S. under the banner of improving indoor air quality, and this makes us a flagbearer for Irish innovation and scientifically supported Irish-U.S. business collaboration, with a broader health and community benefit. Getting data closer to decision makers will empower ASL client companies to harness new technologies in their research and development.

About Allergy Standards 
Allergy Standards Limited (ASL)’s mantra is design thinking and innovation for healthier indoor air for the allergy aware consumer. As an independent, international certification company, it creates meaningful scientific standards for testing a wide range of products and services to determine their impact on improving indoor air quality. ASL’s intellectual property portfolio includes unique testing protocols and suitability specifications for products to be CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly®. ASL’s mission is to improve lives by empowering people to create the healthiest possible indoor environment through science, education and innovation.

About SCS Global Services
SCS Global Services (SCS) has been a global leader in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing and standards development for nearly thirty years. SCS programs span a wide cross-section of industry sectors, recognizing exemplary performance in natural resource management, green building, product manufacturing, food and agriculture, retailing and more. SCS is a California Benefit Corporation, reflecting its commitment to socially and environmentally responsible business practice. Learn more about SCS’ asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program services here: