An important part of the MicroVal validation process is the presentation and discussion of study results in the MicroVal Technical Committee (MVTC).
The MVTC comprises of more than 15 members, including representatives of test kit manufactures, expert labs, end users and government. Decisions in the MVTC regarding, for instance, validation are based on consensus amongst members, with the ISO 16140 and the MicroVal rules as a solid foundation. The combined knowledge and experience of the members allows for flexibility and innovation, at the same time providing trust and accountability.
MicroVal is the first validation platform to approve the issue of certificates according to ISO 16140-6 for confirmation methods.
The Maldi Biotyper has been approved according to the new ISO 16140-part 6 standard. Four certificates have been issued, based on the results of parallel validation studies for four different target organisms (Cronobacter spp, Samonella spp, Campylobacter and Listeria spp. & Listeria Monocytogenes). In parallel, the Maldi-Tof solution was approved according to AOAC-OMA by AOAC International. During the AOAC annual meeting in Toronto the MALDI Biotyper was awarded Method of the Year.