October 1, 2013— Integrated Service Solutions, Inc. announced today that they are approved for continued as well as an expanded scope of accreditation by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA). The Metrology Laboratory is now accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 through April 30, 2015.
While there are many commonalities with ISO 9001:2008, which the Company has held for the past nine years, ISO/IEC 17025:2005 applies directly to Metrology Laboratories that produce testing and calibration results.
“ISO/IEC 17025:2005 is an internationally recognized standard that is used to evaluate laboratories worldwide, said Catherine Peetros,” Director of Business Development. “Having this accreditation is a benefit to our customers. They understand that our laboratory is technically competent and that we routinely participate in proficiency testing programs to demonstrate accurate calibration data.”
Maintaining the prestigious ISO/IEC 17025:2005 is directly related to the quality management system within a laboratory. A prerequisite to qualification is to have a documented quality management system already in place. The comprehensive assessment conducted by A2LA addressed the competence of the staff, an inspection of the facility, a review of calibration procedures, analysis of traceability and an appraisal of the methodologies used as well as the calibration equipment.
Laboratories use ISO/IEC 17025 to implement a quality system aimed at improving their ability to consistently produce valid results and since the standard is about competence, accreditation is a formal recognition of that competence.
Accreditation by nationally recognized organizations provides customers with confidence in calibration reports and traceability. In addition, an unbiased assessment of a laboratory’s standards and procedures provides an impartial viewpoint as to how a laboratory functions. Integrated Service Solutions, Inc. certificate and scope of accreditation may be viewed at: http://www.a2la.org/scopepdf/2551-01.pdf
About Integrated Service Solutions, Inc.
Integrated Service Solutions, Inc. is a privately-owned ISO 9001:2008 registered and an ISO/IEC
17025 accredited company with a demonstrated ability to perform specific calibrations.
The company, founded in 1998, specializes in providing equipment services to more
than 500 regulated businesses nationwide. The Company, has a staff of sixty full-time employees to provide single source service solutions across multiple technologies including:
• On-site Equipment and Pipette Calibrations
• Metrology Laboratory Calibrations
• Equipment Preventive and Corrective maintenance
• Certifications for biosafety cabinets, hoods and cleanrooms
• Analytical Services for HPLC, GC, and Dissolution
• Validation Services (IQ/OQ/PQ)
• Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Development and Implementation
• Project Management
• Technical Staffing, Training and Quality Engineering Consulting Services
Located in Eastern Montgomery County, Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA in a 20,000 sq. ft. facility, the Company has Geothermal heated and cooled Metrology, Physical Dimensional, Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Analysis, Pipette and Mass (weight) Laboratories for precision calibrations.