Galbraith Laboratories, Inc. Achieves ISO 17025 Accreditation
Knoxville, TN (October 16, 2009)
Laboratories, Inc., an industry leader in elemental analysis, has been certified
to ISO 17025 standards by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation
(A2LA) for Chemical Testing. The scope of this certification includes 40 methods
spanning the areas of Metals Analysis, Chemical Analysis, Combustion Analysis,
Consumer Product Safety Testing, and Preparation Methods. The scope of the accreditation
may be viewed at www.galbraith.com/iso17025.pdf
This certification was issued July 27, 2009.
This achievement emphasizes Galbraith’s commitment to providing customers
with services of the highest quality standards. In addition to a comprehensive
Quality Program, the ISO 17025 certification represents an internationally recognized
benchmark for management and technical competence. Test data from an ISO 17025
accredited laboratory is recognized globally by regulatory organizations, safety
organizations, manufacturers, and industry in general. The ISO standards provide
a high level of confidence that an organization can continuously deliver services
that meet customers’ expectations and requirements.
Brenda Thornburgh, President of Galbraith Labs said, “Attaining this
certification is one of many steps being taken to provide the highest level
of service and technical competence to our customers.” Earlier this year,
Galbraith announced implementation of a new Reportable
Results System (RRS)
– a customized software program to increase operational
efficiency by providing rapid report generation, increased analytical detail
on laboratory reports, electronic delivery of results, and the availability
of multiple report formats. Additionally, a new and innovative Management Review
Program was instituted for management review of the quality management system.
About Galbraith Laboratories
Galbraith is an independent contract analytical testing laboratory with 60 years
of experience. Their expertise is analytical chemistry. They serve a wide range
of industries and analyze an even wider range of sample types. Galbraith offers
a depth and breadth of technical, regulatory and industry-specific expertise,
state-of-the-art instrumentation, and excellent customer service. In addition
to ISO 17025-2005 accreditation, they are a GLP/cGMP laboratory and FDA registered.
Services include: elemental analysis, trace analysis, a full metals testing program,
physical property testing, pharmaceutical testing, environmental testing, industrial
testing, organics, inorganics, wet chemistry, assays and more.