Microbiology & Quality Associates, Inc. (MQA) is headquartered in Concord, California, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area. The company was originally located in Berkeley, CA and had since moved to a larger facility at its present location.
The laboratory facilities has a power back-up generator which services the entire facility in case of any temporary power loss, and lab instruments have individual UPS for secondary back-up. Controlled temperature chambers (e.g., incubators, refrigerators, and freezers) are continuously monitored by a Vaisala GMP validated and 21CFR Part 11 compliant central monitoring system that notifies lab management of alarm situations 24/7.
MQA equipment used for GMP testing is validated to comply with cGMP regulations. Laboratory analysts are trained in GLP and GMP and qualified by rigorous documented training for each test they perform. Our quality systems comply with US and EU GLP/GMP and ISO 17025 & 9001 requirements.
We also have a Puerto Rico office that provides training, consulting, and validation services. If you are interested in services at either of our two locations, we would be happy to speak to you about your needs.