Southeastern Biomedical Associates has been awarded the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 certification for calibration covering both depot and on-site calibration services in addition to its ISO 9001:2015 certification.
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) form a specialized system for worldwide standardization. National bodies that are members of ISO or IEC participate in the development of International Standards through technical committees established by the respective organization to deal with particular fields of technical activity. ISO and IEC technical committees collaborate in fields of mutual interest. Other international organizations, governmental and non-governmental, in liaison with ISO and IEC, also take part in the work.
The general requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 focus on the competence of testing and calibration laboratories and is the main ISO standard used by testing and calibration laboratories. In most major countries, ISO/IEC 17025 is the standard for which most labs must hold accreditation in order to be deemed technically competent. In many cases, suppliers and regulatory authorities will not accept test or calibration results from a lab that is not accredited. There are many commonalities with the ISO 9000 standard, but ISO/IEC 17025 is more specific in requirements for competence, and applies directly to those organizations that produce testing and calibration results and is based on more technical principles.
“We are proud to provide our customers the confidence of our proven quality with our dual ISO certifications,” Southeastern Biomedical Associates Co-Owner Boyd S. Campbell said via email.