Quality Management

High quality in both stationary and mobile diagnostics as well as in research and development is one of the most important cornerstones for the Bundeswehr Institute of Microbiology.  

Consequently, since 2012 the Central Diagnostics Unit (ZBD) has been accredited according to DIN EN ISO 15189 ("Medical Laboratories"). In 2022, the Division of Microbial Genomics & Bioinformatics has been accredited for the first time according to DIN EN ISO 15189. We are currently preparing the accreditation according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025 ("General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories").

In addition, the Institute's quality management ensures that all core processes beyond the accredited units are implemented in accordance to DIN EN ISO 9001. Comprehensive audit management and continuous improvement processes ensure that the quality of laboratory processes and research results are always at the highest level.

External quality assurance is provided by independent EQA organisations such as INSTAND and ESfEQA (national) and QCMD (international).