NATA is a signatory to both the ILAC (International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation) and APAC (Asia Pacific Accreditation Cooperation) Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA).
To maintain its signatory status in the MRA, NATA’s competence as an accreditation provider is evaluated every four years to ensure its operations remain consistent with international practices.
From 6 March to 10 March 2023, NATA underwent its re-evaluation for testing including medical, calibration, inspection, proficiency testing providers and reference materials producers. An application for entry into the MRA for biobanking was also included.
We are now pleased to announce that our continued signatory status of ILAC and APAC has been reconfirmed by the APAC MRA Council and our signatory status has also been extended to include biobanking. We are only the second Accreditation Body in the world to be recognised for biobanking.