NATA is proud to have played its role in the COVID pandemic, providing accreditation services for SARS-CoV-2 testing, free scope extensions for laboratories with existing competency and accreditation for other laboratories testing PPE and hand sanitiser.
We have continued to provide our accreditation services on-site, remotely (virtually) and in a hybrid model of on-site and virtual and remain focused on how our business can better serve and meet the changing needs of our member organisations for the future.
NATA is also excited to announce that it has just accredited its first biobanking organisation – Monash University – Biobanking Victoria.
Biobanks are a critical resource underpinning robust, reproducible medical and scientific research and accreditation provides assurance that biobanking processes are performed to international standards and that researchers can rely on materials stored in biobanks.
Biobanking is a burgeoning industry, and we expect other organisations to seek accreditation in this field moving forward.
Indeed, there is so much to look forward to in 2022.
In 2022 NATA will mark its 75th anniversary. This will be a tremendously exciting time for our business as we reflect on NATA’s contribution to Australian history.
We look forward to celebrating this milestone across the year with members, stakeholders and staff as we put a spotlight on how accreditation has helped shape our nation in the past and will into the future.
In other news we recently welcomed Giacomo Collica to the NATA Board while also bidding farewell to Agnes Tan who finished her term as a Director and Lawrie Bott who announced his resignation from the Board.
NATA’s offices will be closed from December 23 through to January 12 so from all of us here at NATA we wish you and your families, friends and loved ones all the best for the holiday season and the new year and we look forward to you all being part of NATA’s irresistible proposition in 2022.