No chance for errors
There is only one thing to do to keep your rock stars performing at their best: regular creative breaks with maintenance, calibration, and adjustment! Ensuring that pipettes perform optimally and continuously in a reproducible way provides peace of mind to all involved. Especially when results have a big impact on decisions.
When you work in a regulated environment, traceability and transparency in measurement uncertainty is mandatory to prove compliance with quality standards like EN ISO 15189. However, document preparation for audits is time-consuming. When you calibrate pipettes in-house, the certification of your lab equipment, the proof of accreditation, calibration certificates, and service processes audited by a regulatory authority are needed. Missing, incomplete, or incorrect documentation significantly increases the risk of failing audits. In forensics, for instance, it is standard procedure that pipette calibration is performed by an accredited laboratory to guarantee traceability and quality of results.
Do you also have high demands on the reproducibility and reliability of your data? Then you should not only calibrate regularly, but also outsource to an accredited service. Your rock stars will fully recover and hit every note.
ISO 17025 - Peace of mind for audits & results
Calibrating pipettes in an ISO 17025-accredited calibration lab gives you the confidence you desire in your audits and in your results! The ISO 17025 calibration certificate provides all data of the traceability chain and certifies that the calibration of your rock stars has been executed in an accredited lab. Your benefits at a glance:
PEACE OF MIND - when accuracy and reliability are crucial
- Pipettes are serviced and calibrated by a competent person
- Increased reliability for predicting precision and accuracy of results (until next service)
RELIEF - from laborious documentation preparation
- Increase in efficiency through optimal preparation for audits
- Higher data security through additional archiving of documents in the calibration laboratory
SECURITY – due to traceability of results
- Seamless, uninterrupted traceability of measured values to national and international standards
- Interlaboratory comparisons between calibration labs ensure the certainty of calibration results
COMPLIANCE – with regulatory framework
- Appropriate digital documents with detailed calibration data
- Strict adherence to the ISO 8655 standard
FACILITATED COOPERATION - between laboratories worldwide
- International comparability and mutual recognition of calibration certificates
The ISO 17025 accreditation certifies the lab’s high level of competence and compliance with strict quality rules. ISO 17025 criteria include a traceability chain for measurement equipment, measurement uncertainty values, and approved quality standards. The service processes have been audited extensively by an independent regulatory authority. The laboratory equipment has been certified by another accredited calibration laboratory.
The same wellness treatment for all
If you are cooperating with other labs or partners around the globe, you should ensure that your results are comparable. Therefore, all pipettes used should be calibrated with the same protocols in an ISO 17025-accredited calibration lab.
1 “Effect of Liquid Handling Accuracy on Assay Performance” (Nathaniel G. Henz & Tanya R. Knaide, Journal of Laboratory Automation 2014, Vol. 19(2) pp.153-162)