Certifications

MRIGlobal maintains all necessary licenses and certifications to conduct safe, defensible studies on a host of diverse materials, from pharmaceuticals to chemical agents. Our major licenses include the following:

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
BSI Management Systems, an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) registrar, has granted ISO 9001:2008 certification to all MRIGlobal’s physical locations operating under our quality management system. This certification recognizes MRIGlobal’s ability to consistently provide products and services that meet client and applicable regulatory requirements.

  • MRIGlobal’s Biosurveillance Program (Rockville, Maryland) received ISO 17025:2005 accreditation for analysis of samples for biological threat agents in December 2011
  • MRIGlobal’s Florida laboratory was granted ISO 17025 accreditation in Forensic Biology on January 6, 2009
  • MRIGlobal’s Florida facility was accredited as a Reference Material Producer by A2LA using the requirements of ISO Guide 34:2009 in July 2011

 


Methods

CBRNE Tech Index scientists at MRIGlobal frequently perform standardized and custom evaluations for a wide range of customers. Evaluation methods can range from those requiring published MIL-STD, ASTM, or EPA regulatory compliance testing, to highly customized set-ups and target lists for unique clients. As part of any Test & Evaluation program, MRIGlobal will deliver a detailed test plan for approval by the client long before actual testing begins. Our test plans contain detailed test matrices, references to applicable ASTM, EPA, and other nationally recognized methods, leverage existing internal methods and SOPs, and help walk our clients through the entire evaluation process at the level of detail desired. Many clients wish to have in-depth step-by-step procedures to be witnessed at all times by multiple staff, others simply wish to have an overview of the general methods and schedules.

The less thought of, yet typically most important, piece of the puzzle is often the human factors portion of an evaluation. Through our diverse staff, we have a variety of skill, education, and experience levels that all uniquely contribute to a product evaluation by providing specific end-user viewpoints. Through our many years of experience, we have both internal and external contacts in virtually all areas of CBRNE equipment ranging from local first responders and crime laboratories to military personnel and federal agents.