MLSBioDNA Ltd is ISO 17025 accredited. This is the main standard used by testing and calibration laboratories and is provided by the national accreditation board (MSA-NAB). To see the scope of MLSBioDNA please refer to here. ISO 17025 is one of the most sought after accreditation as it comprises the five important elements, required for the lab: Scope, Normative references, Terms and definitions, Management requirements and Technical requirements.
This means that not only does the accreditation relate to management effectiveness, but also includes factors which determine the correctness and reliability of the tests and calibrations carried out in the laboratory, allowing all ISO accredited labs to follow strict guidelines and protocols, providing its clients with ease of mind when using services from an accredited lab.
ISO 17025 labs are inspected annually from foreign technical assessors and local auditors, to certify that the lab adheres to the requirements and its personnel are fully competent to carry out tests.
Good Manufacturing Practice
MLSBioDNA Ltd is also GMP certified. GMP (Good manufacturing practice) is part of a quality system covering the manufacture and testing of active pharmaceutical ingredients. GMP is a guideline that outlines the aspects of production and testing that can impact the quality of a product. Testing follows the strict protocols of European Pharmacopoeia. Annual inspections by the medicine’s authority and MlSbioDna’s clients ensures that the lab keeps up to date with the final revisions and that all tests taking place in the lab are traceable and up to standard.
MLSBioDNA being the only maltese lab with GMP and ISO accreditation boasts to provide a high quality service to both local and international clients. For this reason, to continuosly ensure the highest quality, MLSBioDNA participates in routine interlaboratory testing by Collaborative Testing Services Inc., and CAP proficiency testing.
For food testing MLSBioDNA Ltd participates in proficiency testing by Eurofins.