The new USP Proficiency Testing Program
Reducing the uncertainty surrounding the validity of test results increases the release of safe and effective medicines into the global supply chain.
The Proficiency Testing Program aims to confirm the competency of an individual’s laboratory staff performance of conducting testing and analysis to ensure valid and reliable testing results and the overall proficiency of testing laboratories. USP in collaboration with NSI Lab Solutions, an ISO/IEC 17025, 17043 and ISO 17034 accredited organization has developed a dynamic set of schemes that evaluate a wide range of quality control analytical testing. The program provides an increased awareness of individual performance, supports accreditation requirements, strengthens quality management systems (QMS), builds confidence within multiple industries, and builds regulator assuredness during the registration and lifecycle of products.
USP collaborated with NSI to evaluate material with suitable characteristics for measurement specifications and created scientifically sound and robust protocols to determine assigned values and ensures sufficient quality.
This program offers participants an external unbiased quality assessment of proficiency that verifies the overall performance of the testing laboratory against other comparable testing laboratories. The Proficiency Testing Program leverages NSI’s broad experience to bring customers a diverse set of schemes.