A journey from ISO 9001 to ISO 17025 accreditation

Laboratory TestingBioLogiQ helped Endoval to prepare for the upgrade of their Quality Management System from ISO 9001 to ISO 17025 to demonstrate the competency of their laboratory testing to their cutomers. Their INAB accreditation audit should be taking place in the coming months. Daniel Parra, Endoval’s Managing Director describes how this went for them. Continue reading

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Thinking of ISO 17025 accreditation for your laboratory?

Laboratory Management SystemsISO/IEC 17025:2005 specifies the general requirements for a laboratory management system to carry out tests and/or calibrations, and sampling, using standard, non-standard or laboratory-developed methods. ISO 17025 is applicable to all organizations performing tests and/or calibrations including first-, second- and third-party laboratories, as well as laboratories where testing and/or calibration forms part of inspection and product certification. Continue reading

What can GLP do for your laboratory and you?

Good Laboratory Practice (GLP)As scientists and analysts, many of us find ourselves working in laboratories, busy doing analytical work or research, with little time or opportunity to step back from our busy daily routine to focus on the internationally recognised principles of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP). All too often we lose sight of the forest for the trees. GLP can sometimes be confused with the standards of laboratory safety, e.g. wearing appropriate gloves, safety goggles and clothing – which it is not. Continue reading