ISO 17025 ACCREDITATION

On May 31, 2016, BioScience Laboratories, Inc (BSLI), was granted accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025 (2005) by American Association of Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA), an internationally recognized accrediting body.

Today’s increasing globalization of markets is resulting in both more competition, and new opportunities for testing facilities such as BSLI.  The World Trade Organization has recognized that in order for test results obtained in one country to be accepted internationally, a globally accepted system for assessing the quality systems and technical competence of a testing facility is required.  This role was fulfilled by the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), providing an assessment system based on compliance with ISO/IEC 17025 (2005), an international standard for testing laboratory quality systems.

In addition to providing international acceptance of test results, ISO/IEC 17025 (2005) accreditation signifies that the testing facility has shown competence to carry out specific testing methods and to produce accurate measurements. The accreditation process includes conformity to both a quality management system and technical requirements.  The management specifications are very similar to those detailed in the widely-recognized ISO 9001 standard; the additional requirements cover the technical aspects of a testing laboratory.

BSLI is especially pleased with the ISO/IEC 17025 (2005) emphasis on continual improvement in the quality management system which will result in improved service to our customers.

 Management Requirements evaluated include:
- Organization
- Quality system
- Document control
- Review of requests, tenders and contracts
- Subcontracting of tests and calibrations
- Purchasing services and supplies
- Service to client
- Complaints Management System
- Control of nonconforming testing and/or calibration work
- Corrective action
- Preventive action
- Control of records
- Internal auditing Procedures
- Management reviews
 

Technical Requirements evaluated include:
- Personnel
- Accommodation and environmental conditions
- Test and calibration methods and method validation
- Equipment
- Measurement traceability
- Sampling
- Handling of test and calibration items
- Assuring the quality of test and calibration results
- Reporting the results

BSLI’s current ISO/IEC 17025 (2005) accredited methods include:

ASTM E1174
ASTM E2784
ASTM E2755
ASTM E2752
ASTM E2276
ASTM E1115
ASTM E1173
ASTM E1838
ASTM E2011
ASTM E1054
ASTM 2783
ASTM E1052
ASTM E1053
EN 1499
EN 1500
EN 1040
EN 1276
EN 14476

To learn more about BSLI’s ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation or to begin designing your study, please contact experts@biosciencelabs.com or call toll free 1-877-858-2754.