News | May 6, 2014

Sartorius Laboratory For Weighing Instruments Awarded The International Status Of A PTB Testing Laboratory

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Recognized by the International Organization of Legal Metrology, OIML

The International Organization of Legal Metrology, OIML, decided to recognize the Sartorius laboratory for weighing instruments as an official testing laboratory of the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, PTB, which is the German national metrology institute. Sartorius will therefore be included in the list of testing and calibration laboratories on the OIML website. Effective immediately, the measurement results determined by Sartorius will be used in the OIML test reports issued by the PTB and recognized by other countries authorized to issue national type-approval certificates. The OIML committee responsible unanimously endorsed the inclusion of the Sartorius testing laboratory. Prior to this decision, the Sartorius testing laboratory had to pass extensive tests conducted by the PTB and international OIML auditors to confirm the laboratory’s quality and competence.

“We are pleased that the OIML is recognizing testing laboratories worldwide for the first time and that this organization approved the PTB’s application to register our testing laboratory. Their decision is not only proof of the reliable work we perform and of our expertise in metrology, but also shows the confidence that the PTB and the representatives of government authorities in other countries place in us,” said Karlheinz Banholzer, Director of the Metrology Center at Sartorius.

Established in 1955 in Paris, France, the International Organization of Legal Metrology, abbreviated as OIML after its French name Organisation Internationale de Métrologie Légale, is an intergovernmental treaty organization that has meanwhile grown to 59 member states, which develop legal requirements for measuring instruments. These regulations are adopted into the laws of many countries, including the EU.

About Sartorius
The Sartorius Group is a leading international laboratory and process technology provider covering the segments of Bioprocess Solutions, Lab Products & Services and Industrial Technologies. In 2013, the technology group earned sales revenue of 887.3 million euros. Founded in 1870, the Goettingen-based company currently employs more than 6,000 persons. The major areas of activity of its Bioprocess Solutions segment cover filtration, fluid management, fermentation, cell cultivation and purification, and focus on production processes in the biopharmaceutical industry. The Lab Products & Services segment primarily manufactures laboratory instruments and lab consumables. Industrial Technologies concentrates on weighing, monitoring and control applications in the manufacturing processes of the food, chemical and pharma sectors. Sartorius has its own production facilities in Europe, Asia and America as well as sales subsidiaries and local commercial agencies in more than 110 countries.

SOURCE: Sartorius