The MCAZ Chemistry and Medical Devices laboratories are now accredited to the ISO/IEC 17025 standard through the Southern African Development Community Accreditation Service (SADCAS).
The Chemistry laboratory is accredited for Quantitative and Qualitative analysis of pharmaceutical formulations by High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) and UV-Vis Spectrophotometry. The Medical Devices laboratory is accredited for Dimensions Testing, Freedom from Holes Test, Package Seal Integrity Test and Airburst testing of male Condoms. . This is a five year accreditation cycle starting from August 2015 to August 2020.
The two laboratories were previously accredited through South African National Accreditation System (SANAS). SADCAS a subsidiarity organization of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) is a non-profit, multi-economy accreditation body whose mission is to provide credible, cost-effective accreditation services. In line with the SADC push to have a regional accreditation system which supports regional and international trade, MCAZ as a participant in regional cooperation issues enlisted for accreditation through the new body.
SADCAS, has signatory status in both International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and African Accreditation Cooperation (AFRAC) thus MCAZ accreditation is recognised both regionally and internationally. As the National Regulatory Authority, this opens up our laboratories for business at international level entrenching our vision of being an effective medicines regulator in Zimbabwe and a leading regulatory authority in the world through our accredited quality testing facilities.