Paragon Scientific has successfully transitioned from ISO Guide 34 to the new standard ISO/IEC 17034:2016, after their recent assessment from the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS)
Historically, Paragon Scientific has been accredited to ISO Guide 34 to prove our competency as a Reference Material Producer. A new standard to replace ISO Guide 34 was published in November 2016, ISO 17034, and it was internationally agreed that there will be a 3-year transitionary period to allow organisations accredited to ISO Guide 34 to move to the new standard.
Paragon Scientific are happy to announce that we have successfully completed the migration as soon as possible, to ensure customers have the confidence we demonstrate technical competence to the latest international requirements.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
"Our methods say we must use ISO Guide 34 products. Can we still buy from Paragon?"
Yes, you can. Our products still meet or exceed the requirements of ISO Guide 34, and now meet the higher requirements of ISO/IEC 17034:2016.
"Some of your products still reference ISO Guide 34. Are they still ok to use?"
Yes, they are. It will take a short time for us to update our calibration certificates, labels and website, but you can be assured that the products are still produced to the high standards you have come to expect from Paragon Scientific.
"Why should we use a producer accredited to ISO 17034?"
It demonstrates that the Reference Material Producer has been independently assessed and proven to have the technical competence to produce Reference Materials (RMs), including Certified Reference Materials (CRMs) to International recognised standard.
Benefits of Using an Accredited ISO 17034:
- Peace of mind. Our accreditation is proof of our technical competence as a Reference Material Producer, independently assessed by UKAS.
- Internationally recognised credentials. International standards are essential to global cooperation across multiple industries. Our accredited Certified Reference Materials have the right signatories to prove the claims we make and are traceable to international test methods.
- Quality Assurance. Purchasing accredited Certified Reference Materials provides an opportunity to improve laboratory efficiency, Quality Control and Assurance.
- Trusted supplier. Not only can customers feel confident about our products, but can trust Paragon Scientific as a supplier for our technical expertise and delivering excellent customer service.
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