MLSBioDNA Ltd is an ISO 17025 accredited biotechnology company providing several human and non-human DNA testing. It is also the only maltese company that has accredited several of its food tests, making it the first Maltese company to provide a wide range of ISO accredited microbiology tests. Apart from that it is the only lab that is able to provide Legionella testing. You can download MLSBioDNA Ltd scope of accreditation from here.
Apart from that MLSBioDNA Ltd was awarded GMP certification by the Malta Medicine’s Authority for the microbiological testing of Pharmaceutical water following protocols according to the European Pharmacopeia.
This makes MLSBioDNA Ltd the only company in Malta that follows both GMP and ISO 17025 standards in forensic DNA testing, paternity testing, microbiological food testing, water testing, bacterial identification and bird sexing by DNA technology.
To ensure quality, MLSBioDNA Ltd participates in routine interlaboratory testing by Collaborative Testing Services Inc., and CAP proficiency testing.
For food testing and water testing MLSBioDNA Ltd participates in proficiency testing
Dr. Marisa Cassar
Ph.D, B. Pharm (Hons), MBA (Henley) - Quality Manager & Forensic Scientist
Marisa Cassar graduated in Pharmacy from the University of Malta in 2001 and trained in DNA forensics at The National Laboratory of Toxicology in Barcelona, Spain. She read for her PhD at the University of Malta studying the genetics of epilepsy with the Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.
Dr. Marisa Cassar has over seven years of experience in molecular genetics, DNA profiling and sequencing.
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Dr. Claire Bartolo
Ph.D, B.Sc. (Tech) - Technical Manager
Claire Bartolo graduated with a B.Sc. (Tech) from the University of Malta in 1989 and in 1996 was awarded a Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics from The Ohio State University, Ohio, USA.
Her doctoral research involved the study of novel mutations and molecular mechanisms in Muscular Dystrophy.
After graduating, Dr. Bartolo spent two years as a post-doctoral fellow at the Ohio State University, USA and a further two and a half years as a Research Assistant Professor of Pathology and Technical Director of the Molecular Oncology Laboratory at the Cancer Research Facility of the University of New Mexico, USA. Dr. Bartolo has over fifteen years work experience in Molecular Genetics Laboratories.