Member news in brief 

Member News May 15, 2024
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Tributes flow for CISCAL founder  

The founder of one of NATA’s longest-serving members, Jurgen F Cyrulla, recently passed away. He was instrumental in leading CISCAL, which has held NATA-accreditation for more than 60 years and will be remembered as a much-loved contributor to our industry.  

CISCAL is now overseen by Jurgen M Cyrulla (son) and continues to provide NATA-accredited calibration, along with other services. 

Australia regains a laboratory accredited to AS 1324 

AES Environmental recently received its NATA accreditation for air filtration against the Australian Standard AS1324.2. 

It is currently the only facility accredited to this standard in Australia and AES Environmental has held NATA accreditation since 1974.  

You can learn more about the role accreditation plays in this organisation and others, at Accreditation Matters 2024

First histology facility accredited to AS/ISO 17025 

QIMR Berghofer Scientific Services’ Histology Facility has become the first histology service to be NATA-accredited to AS/ISO 17025 for histological examination of human and animal tissues in support of clinical trials and pre-clinical studies. 
The Histology Facility offers both conventional histological staining and bespoke immunohistochemical staining to support Queensland’s medical research community and offers its clients a valuable service that can support Good Clinical Practice (GCP)-compliant trials and other demanding applications. 

Privacy Awareness Week (PAW)  

NATA acknowledges the importance of this event each May to raise awareness of privacy issues and the importance of protecting business and personal information. 

PAW is run in conjunction with state and territory privacy regulators and the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities forum

This year, people, organisations and government agencies are being asked to ‘power up your privacy’. 

NATA takes personal and organisational privacy seriously, and we encourage you to review our Privacy Policy 

Business Continuity & Resilience Awareness Week 

With a logical alignment to Privacy Awareness Week, NATA also acknowledges Business Continuity & Resilience Awareness Week in May. It is designed to raise awareness of business continuity and resilience within organizations and with individuals. 

In simple terms, business continuity is the capability of an organization to continue the delivery of products or services at ‘pre-defined acceptable levels following a disruptive incident’, and business continuity and resiliency planning is the process of creating systems of prevention and recovery to deal with potential threats to a company. 

NATA’s goal is to always enable the proper execution of both business continuity planning and disaster recovery.