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EDQM issued the accreditation to HALMED’s OMCL


The Council of Europe’s European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & Health Care (EDQM) has issued the accreditation to the Official Medicines Control Laboratory (OMCL) of the Agency for Medicinal Product and Medical Devices (HALMED), which represents a confirmation of competence, technical capacity, knowledge and quality work of the OMCL. HALMED’s OMCL has become an equal partner with other laboratories within the OMCL network. This accreditation enables an active participation and work share and exchange of testing results within the OMCL network on the entire EU/EEA territory.

The accreditation was issued in July 2013, based on the inspection that confirmed the compliance of the OMCL with the requirements of the Standard ISO EN 17025.

OMCL network

The OMCL network is the network of Official Medicines Control Laboratories that supports competent authorities in quality control of marketed medicinal products. It was founded in 1994 by the European Commission and the Council of Europe.