At Sper Scientific, we certify two types of instruments:
— Newly purchased instruments are certified prior to shipment, which may extend your order ship day by up to 10 business days. Not all instruments can be certified, when certification is possible an ordering option will appear on the product page. For a list of all products Sper Scientific offers with certification, use the blue-green button to the right titled "CERTIFIED PRODUCTS."
— Previously purchased instruments are returned annually to Sper Scientific for certification, and may take up to 10 business days to certify. Please use the blue button to the right titled "ORDER CERTIFICATION" to purchase certification for previously purchased instruments, and double check the list of certifiable products on that page to ensure your product can be certified.
There is an increasing requirement by customers for documentation supporting manufacturer's
claims of accuracy on their scientific equipment. This is partially due to the increasing acceptance of quality standards, such as ISO 9000* and GMP**, which require that periodic certification of test equipment be performed and documented. We at Sper Scientific believe this trend is highly justified.
To help, we have instituted a program of certification. Most testing is done in-house with our own state-of-the-art equipment. Whenever possible and practical, we use N.I.S.T. traceable equipment and N.I.S.T. procedures.
* ISO 9002 1987 (E) Section 4.10
** FDA Good Manufacturing Practices Section 820.61
Each certified product comes with:
• A serial number
• A calibration or certification label
• One of three certificates.*
*The type of certificate varies by product:
"Certificate of Compliance"
Specifies that the product has been tested and found to be within its stated tolerance for accuracy.
"Certificate of Calibration"
Similar to above, but for products that can be adjusted to the standard they are tested against.
"Certificate Traceable to N.I.S.T."
Specifies that the instrument standards used to certify products has itself been certified to National Institute of Standards and Technology (N.I.S.T.) standards.