The Ramaciotti Centre is now a NATA accredited laboratory
The Ramaciotti Centre for Genomics is now accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) - Australia's national laboratory accreditation authority and the largest such system in the world. This is a huge milestone for us, especially ahead of our 20th anniversary!
Producing valid results that are widely trusted is at the heart of laboratory activities. ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Standard allows laboratories to implement a sound quality system and demonstrate that they are technically competent and able to produce valid and reliable results.
Our journey towards ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation started a little over a year ago and we couldn’t be prouder of our hardworking team of scientists and professional staff who have managed to pull this off in a considerably short amount of time, and with such ease and grace, on top of their already large workload.
Getting to an audit-ready state was no mean feat. In speaking to our team, it is no surprise that many found it daunting and challenging, especially at the beginning. The process was certainly arduous and really pushed everyone’s capacity to the limit – juggling project commitments and day-to-day business demands whilst trying to document, implement, and improve processes to meet the requirements of the Standard.
However, looking back, we can all agree that as difficult a task it was, it was a worthwhile one. It helps us analyse our practices in a systematic manner, provides structure and framework to ensure the quality of our ever-growing business, and gave us even more confidence in our processes and the services we provide to our clients.
It is our mission to deliver internationally competitive genomic services by providing our clients with access to technology and services of the highest quality. This accreditation is yet another demonstration of our commitment and a testament to the dedication of our team which has worked very hard in ensuring our success. Well done, team!
Written by Keren Natalia - Quality Consultant