World Accreditation Day 2021, celebrated annually on June 9th, will highlight how accreditation and accredited conformity assessment activities can support the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals; a series of 17 objectives that have been developed and adopted by United Nations member states as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
You may have heard of Autoscribe Informatics and its Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) solution, Matrix Gemini. People tend to assume that Autoscribe is USA based but in fact it is a home-grown success with a UK development team.
3M is a science-based technology company that is committed to improving lives. 3M loves applying our science to creating products that make things better in some way. Helping people to be safe. Making them more productive. Protecting their health. Safeguarding the environment. And we have an appetite for meeting the world's ever-changing challenges - one third of our revenues come from products that didn't exist five years ago. At 3M, honesty, integrity and the ability to work as part of a team contribute to a culture that is founded on curiosity, problem-solving and collaboration.
Following the UK decision to leave the European Union in 2016, and our subsequent official departure from the trading bloc on 31 January 2020, the UK was in a transitionary period that finally ended at 23:00 on 31 December 2020.
Chemical emissions tests are mandatory for construction product manufacturers to show regulatory compliance. As well as third-party certification of products, market demand for new low-emission (higher-value) products and the need for raw material checks and factory production control of product emissions means that many companies will benefit from in-house emission-testing capability.
by Jeff Llewellyn, President BMTA, and non-Executive Director, UKAS
Since 1 January this year the rules for placing new manufactured products on the market in the UK, Northern Ireland and the EU have changed.
Underpinning science, technology, medicine, trade and industry, measurement is fundamental to the economy. Measurement plays a vital role in responding to new challenges, supporting UK innovation, and helping the drive to increase UK productivity.
What was once thought to be a manual-only calibration process is now being performed by a purpose-built robot. We take a look at how digital multi-metre calibration is being transformed by new technology and ask what the breakthrough means for other highly manual tasks.
When ISO announced on December 1st 2017 that ISO/IEC 17025:2017, General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories, had been updated, the conformity assessment community was aware that this would be one of the largest scale transitions of an accreditation standard ever undertaken.