MicroBioLogics and PRA to Internationally Market Analyst Competency Testing
MicroBioLogics, Inc. and Pharmaceutical Resource Associates (PRA) are joining forces to internationally distribute a collection of tests for analyst competency.
Together, PRA and MicroBioLogics have developed a product line that will allow laboratories to demonstrate and document analyst competency for a variety of microbiological and chemical tests.
These analyst competency tests assist pharmaceutical laboratories in fulfilling USP, FDA and ISO 17025 requirements for personnel training.
PRA President Carl Craig states, 'The concept is very similar to Proficiency Testing except analytical results and corresponding evaluations are focused individually rather than at the laboratory level. ACT is a valuable tool for laboratories because it provides an independently administered, and defensible, method of meeting competency testing requirements.' Craig adds, 'Teaming with MicroBioLogics allows us to offer a comprehensive suite of microbiological Analyst Competency Test standards with immediate individual analyst certification provided through the web.'
As a world renowned manufacturer of lyophilized microorganisms for quality control, MicroBioLogics has an international distribution network of nearly 130 companies. The complete series of Analyst Competency Tests will now be available internationally through the MicroBioLogics distribution network.
MicroBioLogics CEO Robert Coborn explains, 'As regulatory requirements continue to expand, further emphasis is being placed on the competency of personnel conducting essential laboratory functions. Laboratories are required to provide evidence that analysts are trained and qualified to perform the analyses they conduct. MicroBioLogics is now able to offer PRA´s line of products designed to demonstrate and document analyst competency. We are honored to have the opportunity to work with PRA and to be an exclusive international supplier of this innovative product.'
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Posted: December 12, 2008
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