New Instrument Module Meeting ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Requirements Released
Feb 27 2019 Read 5562 Times
CloudLIMS announces the release of an Instrument Module for its Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), CloudLIMS. The Instrument Module is for testing laboratories such as food and beverage, cannabis, clinical, and environment, enabling them to achieve ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation. Additionally, it helps a laboratory monitor the status of its equipment and assure that an instrument is properly calibrated and ready to use for conducting tests.
ISO/IEC 17025:2017 is the international standard for accreditation of testing and calibration laboratories. It defines the requirements for proficiency, impartiality, and consistent operation of such laboratories, assuring high-quality test data. Compliance with this quality standard proves that the laboratory has an established a systematic method to assure performance standards. One of the technical requirements of ISO 17025, instrument management and calibration, requires a testing facility to maintain and calibrate their instruments and ensure that instruments, outside their calibration/maintenance dates, are not used till their status is updated. With CloudLIMS' instrument module, a testing laboratory can maintain a record of all instruments and a history of calibration and maintenance, eliminating the need of paper instrument logbook. Besides, it enables the use of only properly calibrated and maintained instruments for conducting tests and generating test results that can be relied on. Laboratories have all the data properly recorded which is particularly useful for audits.
Key benefits of the instrument module include: manage instruments and their parts/components; record instrument calibration; schedule and monitor instrument maintenance; set reminders of pending calibration and maintenance.
"The instrument module will enable testing labs to easily meet ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation standards and to assure that the laboratories have conducted all the standard tests using calibrated test equipment," said Arun Apte, CEO at CloudLIMS. "Through its instrument module, CloudLIMS gives laboratories an efficient way to manage their instruments, in turn increasing the trust of their consumers in the test results reported by them," he continued.
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