May 12, 2014 (Victoria, B.C.) ViVitro Labs Inc., global provider of cardiovascular device testing equipment and laboratory services, announced today that the updated certificate and scope of accreditation for its Laboratory Services headquartered in Victoria, B.C. are now available on the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) website.
ViVitro Labs Inc., Laboratory Services headquartered in Victoria, B.C. are accredited by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) to perform Laboratory testing for ISO 5840 Cardiovascular Implants – Cardiac Valve Prostheses Annex L and M in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025:2005, the most recognized standard for competence of testing in the industry.
ViVitro Labs successfully passed an ISO 17025 audit conducted by A2LA at the beginning of December 2013. The ISO 17025 accreditation process is based on regular audits of the facility and specifically audits of the Quality Management System and the accredited test methods. The A2LA accreditation program provides formal recognition of the competence of a laboratory to manage and perform specific tests listed in the scope of accreditation.
Vesna Janic, ViVitro Labs Director QA/RA, notes: “This is ViVitro Labs’ third successful A2LA Accreditation site audit. As a result, our accreditation certificate are accredited through January 31, 2016. In addition, future site audits will be conducted every other year.”
The accreditation confirms ViVitro Labs commitment to meeting the highest quality standards and regulatory requirements to perform testing on heart valves to the ISO 5840 standard.
“Our team’s commitment to quality processes and serving customers is known worldwide. Passing our recent ISO 17025 audit reaffirms the integrity and dedication we put into our work every day.”, Gerry Wight, General Manager of ViVitro Labs, “Our systems, equipment, and employees continue to lead the industry 30 years after the company’s founding. I’m looking forward to continuing the ViVitro tradition of quality in 2014 and am pleased that A2LA has recognized our quality system.”
Please visit the A2LA website for ViVitro Labs’ current scope of accreditation.
About ViVitro Labs
ViVitro Labs Inc. offers industry-leading cardiovascular test equipment and related laboratory testing and consulting services in 39 countries. With 30 years of service and experience, hundreds of organizations look to ViVitro expertise, accuracy, and quality for their heart valve, LVAD, TAH, stent, and graft testing.
ViVitro Laboratory Services holds ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation based on ISO 5840. ViVitro products are manufactured by StarFish Medical. ViVitro’s A2LA Scope of Accreditation includes the physical and mechanical testing of heart valve substitutes.
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