JOHOR BAHRU, 16 Oct. – IBD Laboratory Services of Institute of Bioproduct Development UTM has successfully maintained accreditation certificate after reassessment audit for another three years until 27 August 2021.

IBD Laboratory Services is headed by the Quality Manager, Assoc. Prof. Dr Chua Lee Suan and the Head of Department of Analytical Unit, Mrs. Siti Hajar Mat Sarip with competent ISO team aimed to improve the ability to consistently produce valid results, meet customer needs and achieve customers’ satisfaction.

ISO/IEC 17025 is the main standard used for testing and calibration laboratories.

The standard enables laboratories to demonstrate that they operate competently and generate valid results, thereby promoting confidence in their work both nationally and around the world.

Skim Akreditasi Makmal Malaysia (SAMM) is administered by the Department of Standards Malaysia under the Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC).

The mechanisms accepted for this recognition is through the framework of the International Laboratory Accreditation Agreement (ILAC) and the Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Co-operation (APLAC) framework.

SAMM ISO 17025 accreditation for IBD Laboratory Services started with compliance accreditation on 27 August 2009 for proximate analysis, microbiology analysis and water analysis.

Following the success of Bionexus Partner award in 2011, IBD laboratory Service extended its scope of accreditation in metabolite analysis for cordycepin and eurycomanone compound determination.

In 2015 another extension of scope was granted for beneficial microbe analysis in soil and fertilizer. IBD Laboratory Services along with the rest of the other ISO17025 accredited laboratories  are now in transition period towards ISO 17025:2017.