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ISO 17025 Accreditation

ISO Standard

Our commitment to the ISO Standard is crucial to having traceable and quality data for your lab results. Independently audited, we can perform your IQ/OQ/PQ for all GMP/GLP labs.

There are a number of different standards that guide and define the pipette calibration industry. Among the most important are ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and ISO 8655, which each define separate aspects of a quality calibration. It’s important to understand that neither standard alone is sufficient: compliance to both is required for accurate and reliable pipette calibration.

Let’s define these standards by their requirements for compliance. Afterwards, you will be better able to see how they impact your choice for a valid pipette calibration service provider.

ISO/IEC 17025:2017

ISO/IEC 17025:2017 is the primary competency standard for testing and calibration laboratories. Accreditation to this standard means a qualified third party has validated a calibration lab’s quality system, documentation and process against its operational claims.

ISO/IEC 17025:2017 requirements are relatively simple. They include:

  1. Documented Training Program

  2. Test Equipment Certification

  3. Technician Proficiency Testing

  4. Measurement Uncertainty Budget (must be available, reported and accounted for in results)

  5. Internal/External Audits

ISO 8655

ISO 8655 represents the primary international standard specifying the exact requirements for calibrating the pipettes found in every modern laboratory (aka, piston-operated volumetric equipment).

ISO 8655 requirements are extremely detailed and specific to pipette calibration and include:

  1. Measurement Specifications

  2. Methodology

  3. Lab and Environmental Conditions

  4. Process Requirements

  5. Acceptable Measurement Uncertainties and the requirement that measurement uncertainties values must be reported with measurement values

  6. Maximum Number of Permissible errors

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