Quality and regulatory compliance are integral parts of rqmicro's values and conduct.
ISO 9001:2015 Certification
rqmicro AG applies a Quality Management Systems according to ISO 9001:2015, certified by the certification body of Swiss Safety Center AG.
The quality management system covers the development, production and distribution of analytical instrumentation and reagents as well as microbiological services and research projects.
Quality is an integral part of rqmicro’s values and conduct. Quality guides our actions to deliver products and services that are safe, compliant and preferred. Quality is essential for the achievement of our ambition to empower our customers to make water safe.
rqmicro AG’s quality management system is customer-centric. Current and future customer needs direct our efforts towards achieving customer satisfaction. At rqmicro AG, our commitment is to never compromise on the safety and quality of our products and services. This requires everybody to be engaged, to understand and embrace his/her responsibility and to be empowered and willing to take action.
Hence, our shared commitment to:
- Focus on customer excellence
- Comply with relevant safety, conformity and regulatory standards
- Continuously challenge ourselves to improve the quality management system
- Encourage participation and promote quality responsibilities amongst employees and 3rd parties
At rqmicro AG, teamwork, engagement, ownership and support by everyone are vital for achieving our quality objectives. In this context, we are committed to providing the required leadership, management and resources.
We ensure that the Quality Policy is reviewed annually, improved continuously and communicated to employees and relevant third parties.
At its core, Quality is first and foremost about trust in our products and services. But Quality is also more than this. It is about delivering what we promise in everything we do. Each and every one of us has the power to influence Quality and trust through our leadership, dedication and passion.
AOAC Certification Mark for the rqmicro L.p. SG1 DETECT Kit
Certificate No.: 052002
Effective as of the 27th May 2020
The performance of the L egionella pneumophila serogroup 1 ( L.p. SG1) DETECT Kit from rqmicro AG was reviewed for various water matrixes under the AOAC INTERNATIONAL Research Institute (RI) Performance Tested Methods (PTM) Program and found to perform as stated by the manufacturer.
AOAC RI confirmed the sensitivity, reliability and robustness of the rqmicro L.p. SG1 DETECT Kit and its correlation to the reference cultivation method according to ISO 11731:2017.
The AOAC Certification Mark assures users that an independent assessment found that the test method performance meets an appropriate standard for its intended use.
The certification is reviewed on a yearly basis by the AOAC RI.
Germany: Updated VDI-Guideline 4250-2 Includes Flow Cytometry (42. BlmSchV)
Published in 2023
The VDI Guideline 4250 Section 2 in support of the 42. ordinance for the implementation of the Federal Immission Control Act, 42. BlmSchV, includes flow cytometry and specific cell separation technology implemented in the rqmicro.COUNT instrument.
Operators of cooling towers and laboratories in Germany may use rqmicro.COUNT to detect Legionella contamination in the event of an outbreak or as part of the VDI guideline 4250-2.
The approval of the rqmicro.COUNT technology as testing method is the result of a successful independent validation performed over 2 years.
Watch a recorded version of the webinar: Expert Laboratory Legionella – Rapid quantification and subtyping of L. pneumophila in evaporative cooling systems