July 2007 – A2LA has accredited Integrated Service Solutions, Inc. for technical competence in the field of Calibration
LANSDALE, PENNSYLVANIA— Integrated Service Solutions, Inc. announced today their accreditation by A2LA for ISO/IEC 17025:2005. While there are many commonalities with ISO 9001:2000 which the Company has held for the past three years, ISO/IEC 17025:2005 applies directly to Metrology Laboratories that produce testing and calibration results.
In announcing the accreditation, Manny Cabanas, Director of Quality Assurance, said, “accreditation under an ILAC (International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation) recognized Registrar ensures us a ‘no questions asked’ status among world class calibration providers, and enables us to meet the needs of our GMP Clients for ‘competent’ & ‘professionally’ rendered services. We are setting the bar higher, by this level of Accreditation.”
Certification to 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 The American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (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.
About Integrated Service Solutions, Inc.
The largest independently owned services provider, Integrated Service Solutions, Inc. provides comprehensive service solutions across multiple technologies including:
- On-site Equipment Calibrations
- Metrology Laboratory Calibrations
- Preventive/Corrective maintenance
- Protocol Development and Implementation (IQ/OQ/PQ)
- Engineering, Project Management
- Training and Consulting Services
- Parts Procurement and much more
Integrated Service Solutions, Inc., founded in 1998, employs a staff of nearly 60 full-time employees including degreed engineers, chemists, trained field service technicians, operations, client relations, business development and customer service. The Company is conveniently located in the heart of pharmaceutical alley and within easy distance to Philadelphia, New York, New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware.
In the Spring of 2007, Integrated Service Solutions, Inc. relocated to a contemporary, company-owned facility. This 20,000 sq. ft. brick and glass structure is located within a ¼ mile of the Lansdale Interchange of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The custom designed facility houses an environmentally controlled Metrology Laboratory outfitted with the very latest in sophisticated test and measurement devices, media-rich training and conference rooms, and custom-designed work areas for customer service, business development, and marketing and technical service departments.