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Agdia, Inc. (Elkhart, IN), a leading provider of agricultural diagnostic tests and services, announced today that they have received both ISO 9001:2008 certification and ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation.
Agdia obtained their ISO 9001:2008 certification from Smithers Quality Assessments. Being certified to this standard confirms that Agdia has implemented and follows a quality management system that focuses on continuously improving product quality and customer satisfaction. Agdia’s quality management system also ensures that corrective actions are taken when a defect in product quality is identified.
Agdia’s ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation was received from Laboratory Accreditation Bureau (L-A-B). This accreditation certifies that Agdia has the technical competence to a defined "Scope of Accreditation" and operates their laboratory according to a defined quality management system. Agdia’s scope of accreditation encompasses serological and molecular testing of plants for plant pathogens which includes testing methods such as ELISA, ImmunoStrip, PCR and real-time PCR. Agdia’s complete scope of accreditation can be found on their company website, www.agdia.com.
Agdia’s decision to be audited and registered to both Standards was driven by the fact that they are both a diagnostic kit manufacturer as well as a diagnostic laboratory for the agricultural industry. Baziel Vrient, President of Agdia, stated that “Agdia has been committed to providing quality products and services to our customers since we were founded in 1981. As we grow, we must continuously evaluate our quality management systems and improve them to ensure we meet the evolving demands of our customers. This achievement is a testament to this commitment that we hold so dear.”
A leading provider of diagnostic solutions for agriculture, Agdia, Inc. has been serving plant breeders, propagators, growers, universities, and private testing laboratories since 1981. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of validated, easy-to-use diagnostics for identifying plant pathogens, hormones, and transgenic traits, as well as in-house testing services.