Control Strain of Controllab was recognized as Certified Reference Material

Controllab – the largest provider of Laboratory Quality Control in Brazil and Latin America – earned, at the end of August, more recognition for the production of Certified Reference Materials (MRC): Clinical and Biological Properties with the availability of Qualitative Reference Strains.

In its continuous search to provide the best solutions in laboratory quality control, last year Controllab expanded its initiatives in the microbiological area with the partnership of PHE – Public Health England.

With this partnership, Controllab is committed to produce and supply strains licensed by PHE to meet CLSI, BrCAST – EUCAST, AFNOR, FDA, ISOs, Pharmacopoeias standards, among others. As the company has been accredited since 2016 by Inmetro Cgcre as a Reference Material Producer (PMR 0009), it had already been applying the guidelines of the NBR ISO 17034 standard in the production of the strains.

“We apply the same quality to our production, regardless of the recognition of the material,” explains Joanna Oliveira – production quality manager. “Obtaining accreditation in this property is the seal that we practice international quality standards in our processes”, she continues.

The evaluation for the extension of the scope of the MRC (which already met the Chemical and Physical Properties) took place in March, amid the uncertainties that affected everyone at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. The scope update was published in the last week of August.

“It was an event awaited by the entire company”, highlights Shirley Lima – manager of microbiology. “We were looking forward to sharing with our customers and partners that our Control Strains have become an MRC”, he adds.

Among the factors that have led to this further achievement of the provider, is also the promotion of diversity within the company. “Having a multidisciplinary and extremely collaborative team is a source of pride for us” says Vinicius Biasoli, Controllab’s CEO, who congratulates the entire team on merit.

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Obtaining this recognition will not imply additional costs to the laboratories that acquire the strains, which will, from now on, have the MRC seal associated with the material.

Check the list with more than 60 strains available. To learn more, contact us by email or by phone and WhatsApp +55 (21) 97901-0310 and (21) 98036-1592.

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PRM 0009

Accreditation Cgcre/Inmetro - Certified Reference Material Producer

Controllab has been accredited as a Certified Reference Material Producer (MRC) since 2016 by Inmetro’s General Coordination for Accreditation (CGCRE), under the PMR 0009 number. The assessment of this conformity is carried out according to the requirements established in ABNT NBR standards ISO 17034 and Inmetro, thus ensuring competence for the production of MRCs, according to the Scope of Accreditation.

CAL 0214

Accreditation Cgcre/Inmetro - Calibration Laboratory

In December 2002, the Calibration Laboratory was accredited by Inmetro’s General Coordination for Accreditation (CGCRE). With this recognition, it became an integral part of the Brazilian network of accredited laboratories, under nº214. Since then, it is periodically evaluated for the maintenance and/or extension of accreditation.

Cgcre is signatory to the Mutual Recognition Arrangements of the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and Interamerican Accreditation Cooperation (IAAC).

PEP 0003

Accreditation Cgcre/Inmetro - Control Laboratory

In September 2011, Controllab was accredited by Inmetro’s General Coordination for Accreditation (CGCRE) as a proficiency test provider, under nº PEP0003. Initially as part of a pilot project by Inmetro, this accreditation was based on ILAC G13: 2007 and included several clinical and hemotherapy tests. In the periodic evaluations of this accreditation, new segments and tests are included and the evaluation is now conducted according to ABNT NBR ISO/IEC 17043.

This accreditation attests to Controllab’s technical competence to develop and conduct proficiency tests in accordance with international requirements and enables it to be recognized in other countries, in accordance with mutual recognition agreements signed by Brazil in Mercosur, the Americas and Europe.

Cgcre is signatory to the Mutual Recognition Arrangements of the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and Interamerican Accreditation Cooperation (IAAC).