Cherwell Laboratories secures ISO9001 extension

Published: 4-Mar-2010

Cherwell Laboratories has achieved the ISO9001 assessed and registered Quality Management Standard for the calibration, service and repair of its portable microbial air samplers.

The Bicester, UK-based firm is a specialist in microbiological media and instruments for pharmaceutical and related industries, and this certification confirms its dedication to improving its quality processes to maintain full compliance within the regulatory world. It also further highlights its expertise in environmental monitoring. Cherwell has more than 20 years’ experience calibrating air samplers for pharmaceutical manufacturing industry customers.

“The benefit of extending the scope of our ISO9001 registration to include the service and calibration of our microbial air samplers is that it formalises our systems and procedures within a framework,” said Andy Whittard, managing director at Cherwell. “It also reiterates our commitment to quality and continual improvement by improving consistency, methods and performance.”

The company aims to deliver further improvements within the near future by implementing software systems to aid tracking of customer units, reminders, history reporting and creating planned preventative maintenance programmes.

Cherwell’s SAS microbial air samplers include portable handheld units, including the SAS Super 180 with a sampling rate of 180 litres per minute, enabling it to complete a cubic metre of air in less than six minutes.


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