*Originally published in Fall 2010
Valent BioSciences Corporation, the worldwide leader in the development and commercialization of biorational products for agriculture and public health, has achieved ISO 9001:2008 registration of its U.S. operations.
Valent BioSciences serves customers in more than 90 countries. Its low-risk, environmentally compatible products include key brands such as VectoBac®, VectoLex®, VectoMax® and Teknar® biological larvicides for mosquito control programs.
ISO 9001:2008 is one in a family of standards for quality management systems maintained by the International Standards Organization. Some of the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 include:
- a set of procedures that cover all key processes in the business;
- monitoring of the processes to ensure they are effective;
- keeping adequate records;
- checking output for defects, with appropriate and corrective action where necessary;
- regularly reviewing individual processes and the quality system itself for effectiveness;
- facilitating continual improvement.
“Earning ISO 9001:2008 registration illustrates to customers worldwide our strong commitment to quality at all levels of our organization,” said Mike Donaldson, president and CEO of the company. “Customers want to be confident that they are doing business with an organization that can meet or exceed their needs in a timely manner. Successfully completing the rigorous process required for certification
demonstrates that we are continually improving our quality management systems.”
Donaldson added: “As a company specializing in biorational products, the quality in the fermentation, downstream processing and formulating has been paramount to the sustainability and success of the company. In the future, the Quality Management System will help to continually improve on the products and services we provide to our customers.”