ISO 17025 Accreditation
The aim of an accreditation procedure is to establish trust in the services fulfilled. Accreditation is required to represent the level of conformity assessment activities in terms of technical competence.
ISO 17025 accreditation certifies the technical competence of laboratories to perform specific tasks such as testing, sampling, and calibration. Accreditation guarantees that the results are obtained according to valid methods and procedures that comply with precise standards.
* Note: Assays are carried out according to European Pharmacopoeia Chapter 2.6.14, Bacterial Endotoxins. Since January 2000, this text has been harmonized with the Japanese and American Pharmacopoeias, JP 4.01 and USP <85>, respectively.
ISO 17025 Accreditation by Facility
About Charles River's Quality Assurance Organization
Our microbial solutions quality assurance organization is comprised of approximately 25 professionals with internationally recognized expertise in cGMP, pharmacopeia, various ISO standards, electronic record-keeping practices, computerized system validation, quality control, process validation, and aseptic processing.
Our regulatory affairs and compliance group is responsible for providing training and guidance to a wide range of clientele and Charles River employees. Our compliance experts liaise with senior management and operations staff to identify opportunities for continuously improving quality and working collaboratively with colleagues to achieve corporate strategic goals.
We conduct comprehensive internal inspections and host hundreds of client audits, successfully managing inspections by a wide-range of regulatory agencies including the FDA, and other international, federal, and local regulatory bodies.
Our microbial solutions group has chosen the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) as the global accreditation body for all of our labs. Using a global organization such as A2LA ensures harmonization of our processes and provides transparency for our customers, regular verification of our methods, report validation, and identification of trends for continuous improvement. A2LA provides independent and world-recognized accreditation programs.