EGYPT – Nawah Scientific, a leading institution in analysis and scientific research in Egypt, has secured accreditation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for food analysis and safety.

This historic milestone positions Nawah Scientific as the first African center to attain such accreditation, signifying a pivotal moment for the continent’s scientific and research landscape.

The accreditation, known to be highly challenging and previously limited to European companies, marks a significant stride for Nawah Scientific, an Egyptian startup specializing in research and scientific analysis.

Since its launch in early 2015, Nawah Scientific has been a key driver in supporting scientific research and industrial analysis in the region.

The center’s online platform empowers researchers and companies with state-of-the-art scientific capabilities, enabling them to conduct complex laboratory tests remotely.

With over 400,000 samples analyzed from 12 countries and an annual growth rate of 250%, Nawah Scientific continues to lead the way in advancing scientific research and innovation. The recent accolade of receiving the Africa Business Heroes Award further solidifies its position among the fastest-growing scientific companies in Africa.

Supported by Egypt Ventures, a fund established by the Ministry of International Cooperation, the General Authority for Investment, Free Zones, and the National Investment Bank, Nawah Scientific’s accomplishment eliminates the need for Egyptian and African companies to send samples abroad for FDA compliance testing.

Dr. Omar Sakr, Founder and CEO of Nawah Scientific, emphasized the impact of FDA accreditation on the global standing of the company and the Egyptian food market.

This recognition not only streamlines the export process for Egyptian companies seeking entry into the U.S. market but also opens doors for collaborations with international organizations like the UN World Food Programme.

Dr. Sakr outlined Nawah Scientific’s plans to leverage the accreditation for expansion into key African markets, including Nigeria and South Africa.

Mr. Hossam Heiba, CEO of the General Authority for Investment and Free Zones, highlighted the competitive advantage that FDA accreditation creates for Egyptian agricultural exports in global markets.

He affirmed the continued support of the agency for Nawah Scientific, recognizing the pivotal role startups play in driving economic growth and enhancing the global standing of the Egyptian economy.

H.E. Dr. Rania Al-Mashat, Minister of International Cooperation, expressed the government’s commitment to supporting Egyptian startups in their regional and global expansion efforts. This includes signing agreements with international institutions and fostering partnerships with regional countries to align with the Sustainable Development Goals 2030.

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