Lab Certifications & Accreditations

In-depth articles covering the various certifications and accreditations used in the life sciences and biotechnology to standardize scientific research and innovation.

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What is ISO Certification & How Can You Get Certified?

What Is ISO Certification? The International Standards Organization (ISO) is a nongovernmental organization created by a group of delegates from 26 countries to develop international standards that bu...

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What Is ISO/IEC 17065 Accreditation? Overview & Benefits

Conformity Assessment: Requirements for Certification Bodies Certifying Products, Processes, & Services ISO (International Organization for Standardization) and IEC (International Electrotechnical...

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JCI Accreditation: Overview & Benefits

What is the Joint Commission International (JCI)? The Joint Commission International (JCI) is a non-profit, U.S-based, international accreditation organization that certifies healthcare companie...

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What Is COLA? Accreditation Overview & Its Benefits

What is COLA? The Commission on Office Laboratory Accreditation (COLA) is one of the most recognized laboratory accreditors in the United States. It’s dedicated to improving healthcare and patient car...

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Overview of ISO 13485 Quality Management System

Unscalable and unreliable medical devices can heavily impact work in medical areas, which can affect public health. To mitigate the inherent risks in some medical tools and equipment, there needs to b...

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ISO 15189 Accreditation: Overview & How to Obtain

What is the ISO 15189 Accreditation? International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 15189 is an international standard for medical laboratories that is closely based on ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO 900...