NABL Accredation to HiMedia Laboratories

What is National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories?

National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) is an autonomous society providing Accreditation (recognition) of Technical Competence of testing, calibration, medical laboratory and Proficiency Testing Provider (PTP) and Reference Material Producer (RMP) for a specific scope following ISO/IEC 17025:2005, ISO 15189:2012, ISO 13485:2012, ISO/IEC 17043:2010 and ISO/IEC 17034:2016 Standards. HiMedia Laboratories Pvt. Ltd. (QC Microbiology Laboratory) have been assessed and accredited in accordance with the standard ISO/IEC 17025:2005 by NABL authority in the field of testing on October 12, 2017 and accreditation would be valid until 2019. Our research laboratory has very widespread scope of 394 microbiological media, which are used in three imperative sectors such as Pharmaceuticals, Medical and Food.

Advantages of Accreditation

  • Laboratory Accreditation provides formal recognition to competent laboratories, thus providing a ready means for customer to identify and select reliable testing measurement and calibration services

  • The description in the scope of Accreditation also has advantage for the customers of research laboratories in assisting them to find the appropriate laboratory or testing services.

  • Accreditation is an effective marketing tool for testing, calibration and measurement organisations and a passport to submit tenders to contractors, that require independently verified laboratories.

  • Laboratories Accreditation is highly regarded both nationally and internationally, as a reliable indicator of technical competence, as accredited laboratories achieve a form of international recognition, and exported goods are readily accepted on overseas markets amongst the countries. This effectively reduces costs for both the exporters and the importers, as it reduces or eliminates the need for re-testing of the products in another country.

  • Unlike certification to ISO 9001, Laboratory Accreditation uses criteria and procedures specially developed to determine technical competence, thus assuring customers for calibration or measurement data supplied by the laboratory are accurate and reliable.

Bench Mark for Performance

  • Laboratory Accreditation benefits laboratories by allowing them to determine whether they are performing their work correctly and to appropriate standards and provides them with a benchmark for maintaining that competence.

  • In addition to commercial testing and calibration services, manufacturing organizations may use Laboratory Accreditation to ensure whether the testing of their products by their own in-house laboratories is being done correctly.

  • HiMedia is the first manufacturing company in the field of Dehydrated Culture Media, whose QC Microbiology lab is accredited for ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Standard (NABL).

Mr. Sandesh Pradhan

Sr. QA Regulatory Manager