EQA: first body accredited for validating the DNSH principle used by (CDTI) Industrial Technological Development Centre's aidsSee more
The European Commission highlights the value of accreditation in a report submitted to the European ParliamentSee more
“ENAC's support has been and continues to be essential for building the model of trust that public cybersecurity is based on”See more
Laboratorio Oficial José María de Madariaga: first accredited for fertilizer product certification according to Regulation 1009/2019See more
The European study on the conformity assessment digitalisation level in Spain has been publishedSee more
Intra Radice: first accredited laboratory for quantifying and detecting beneficial fungi in plant roots and biostimulantsSee more
ISC-Science: first accredited reference material producer for multi-elemental solutions in clean waterSee more
The Instituto Valenciano de Oncología Foundation's biobank obtains ENAC accreditation and becomes the first accredited biobank in EuropeSee more
First accreditations in gas control and landfill inspections, as established in RD 646/2020See more
Applus: the first accredited body for inspecting facilities with Category A hazardous mining waste according to Royal Decree 975/2009See more
JTSEC: first accredited body to carry out cybersecurity testing on consumer devices connecting to the internetSee more
Spain now has more than 200 ENAC-accredited services for meeting the national Circular Economy Strategy's objectivesSee more
First accreditations for validating the principle "do not cause significant harm to the environment" (DNSH)See more
ENAC accredits the Spanish National Police Corps Scientific Police for crime scene technical police inspectionsSee more
Interovic-promoted accredited certification to grant the new animal welfare BAIE seal for sheep and goatsSee more
Accredited certification for auditors of schemes seeking approval by The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)See more
SCI Control and Inspection Services: first accredited for inspecting storage facilities and supplying hydrogen in the gas phase for use as fuel for motor vehiclesSee more
The Ministry for the Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge requires accredited certification for the "end-of-waste status" for new materialsSee more
The Ministry of Defense and ENAC will collaborate to promote quality as well as assessment and control activities in defense mattersSee more
New accreditation scheme for bodies assessing compliance with the conditions for executing public sector contractsSee more
Bureau Veritas Inspection and Testing: first accredited for the protocol of inspection of environmental authorizations in facilities in Castilla-La ManchaSee more
ENAC receives the Aparicio Garrido Award 2021 from AEBM-ML for its role in improving medical laboratoriesSee more
The Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau: first accredited for the anatomopathological study of bone and soft tissue biopsiesSee more
LGAI Technological Center: first accredited for the certification of information technology service management systems under the new regulatory frameworkSee more
Determining and characterizing asbestos in materials and work atmospheres already has its first accredited: Teletest AnalytikaSee more
The multinational Suntory relies on ENAC's accreditation to provide maximum guarantees to the testing of its soft drinksSee more
ITC-AICE: first accredited for performance assessment of photocatalytic materials in air purificationSee more
Rohde & Schwarz Spain: first accredited for calibrating electromagnetic interference test receiversSee more
The Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism includes accredited certification of persons to provide guarantees on professional skills in industrial safetySee more
The European Commission stresses the safety provided by medical laboratories accreditation in conducting rapid SARS-CoV-2 antigens testsSee more
First accreditations for verifying the system to prevent money laundering and terrorist financingSee more
Imegen: the first medical laboratory accredited to sample gold-nasopharyngeal exudate for SARS-CoV-2 analysisSee more
The Royal National Association of Purebred Spanish Horse Breeders relies on ENAC accreditation to provide guarantees for its genetic analysis
The Molecular Genetics Laboratory of the Royal National Association of Purebred Spanish Horses Breeders (Real Asociación Nacional de Criadores de Caballos de Pura Raza Española, ANCCE) has recently obtained ENAC's accreditation for genetic analyses to confirm that the analysed specimens belong to the breed called Purebred Spanish Horses (Pura Raza Española, PRE) and, therefore, can be registered in the Stud Book of Purebred Spanish Horses (Libro Genealógico de los Caballos de Pura Raza Española, LG PRE), the only official registry recognized by the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food to register these horses worldwide.
Therefore, and thanks to the fact that ANCCE has successfully passed a rigorous, transparent, and internationally accepted assessment process, owners of purebred Spanish horses will have greater certainty that the results of the genetic analysis submitted by ANCCE are valid. For Arancha Rodríguez Sainz de los Terreros, ANCCE's technical manager, "farmers demand ever more quality in the services they receive and that means we must meet their expectations in the registration service process provided". "Compliance with the UNE-EN ISO/IEC 17025 standard, as an internationally recognised tool, provides greater guarantees for the laboratory's results, which in turn guarantees the purity of the breed," she says.
Guarantees of accredited laboratories
ENAC accreditation is a fundamental tool for laboratories to demonstrate, among other aspects, that they use technically valid and controlled methods to perform their tests, that they have the necessary resources to carry them out correctly, and, of course, that these tests have valid results guaranteed by strict internal and external controls.
In the words of Arancha Rodríguez, "with this accreditation, we control compliance with the standard, and its correct application contributes to ensuring that all the procedures carried out are performed with criteria of effectiveness, competence and impartiality. It also certifies that we have the appropriate personnel and controlled equipment, and that the analytical procedures are conducted through validated methods, guaranteeing capacity, top technical competence, rigor, and reliable results”.
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