Accreditations and conformity assessment bodies
The veterinary medicine subject field deals with the accreditation of conformity assessment bodies that perform tests in the field of animal health. These competent laboratories examine samples taken from pets and farm animals, and also from zoo animals. The scope of accreditation ranges from small and highly specialised laboratories to very large highly automated laboratories.
The pharmaceuticals subject field deals with the accreditation of conformity assessment bodies that perform tests on medicinal products. In addition to tests within the scope of market surveillance, the competent laboratories also carry out tests for manufacturers of pharmaceuticals. Some of the laboratories accredited in this subject field are also recognised as Official Medicines Control Laboratories (OMCL), which in turn are affiliated with the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines (EDQM) in the so-called OMCL network. DAkkS cooperates with the EDQM in this subject field.