Why Kova? 35 Years of Innovation and Quality Its first microscopic slide was introduced in 1974 and has evolved into the industry acclaimed; precision engineered Glasstic Slide 10 with similar optical characteristics to glass and the optional hemocytometer counting grid. Quality Manufacturing KOVA’s manufacturing facility is located in Garden Grove, California. It is certified to ISO 13485:2003 quality management system standards and guidelines, and is cGMP qualified to manufacture quality control products and plastic assemblies for the clinical diagnostic laboratory industry. "KOVA demonstrates its commitment to customer safety, design excellence, as well as statutory and regulatory compliance through a certified quality management system for the design and manufacturing of medical devices." KOVA’s production line includes state of the art injection molding and blow molding equipment for its plastic consumables, and high throughput filling and packaging, as well as industrial size freeze-dryers for its quality control products.