Our policy on quality
We are committed to providing superior quality across all aspects of our work. Continued Professional Development, training and mentoring underpin this quality and we support our scientific and business teams to learn and improve.
We are GLP and SEPA compliant, have strategic partnerships with leading professional bodies including Royal Society of Chemistry and Royal Society of Biology and have secured various business accreditations such as Scotland Business Pledge.
We continually monitor to improve our processes, our customer service standards and ultimately our quality assurance to each client.
We have been GLP certified since 2009 by the MHRA, with our most recent inspection in 2021.
Good Laboratory Practice or GLP is a quality system for research laboratories and organisations to ensure the consistency, reliability, and reproducibility, of data. Our GLP accreditation allows us to conduct a wide array of studies over various types of chemicals (e.g. agrochemicals, veterinary medicines, biocides, etc.)
Why is GLP important?
Regulatory authorities around the world are responsible for the assessment of the safety of chemical substances and preparations.
The primary way in which they make such an assessment is by the review of 5-batch analysis data along with other supporting data (e.g. toxicology, physical chemistry, etc.). Given that public safety may be directly or indirectly impacted by the availability of such a substance on the market, a great deal of confidence must be placed on the quality and integrity of the reports that are being reviewed. Therefore, the compliance of your study with Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) is absolutely critical to its acceptability.
The principles and application of GLP
Our strict adherence to the Principles of GLP, combined with our expert knowledge and understanding, gives you assurance from study inception right through to reporting and archiving, that every aspect of your study is fully, comprehensively and accurately recorded and, above all, is fully compliant.
At EPP we are proud to be compliant with these Principles and have been a member of the UK GLP Compliance Programme since 2009.
In the UK we conform to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) guidance, the body which regulates medicines and medical devices in the UK. The MHRA is a UK executive agency, sponsored by the Department of Health.
The OECD Principles of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) ensure the generation of high quality and reliable test data related to the safety of industrial chemical substances and preparations. These Principles have been developed to promote the quality, validity and reliability of non-clinical test data used for determining the safety of chemicals and chemical products.
The 10 Principles have been created to enable the harmonisation of testing procedures for the Mutual Acceptance of Data (MAD) across all OECD member countries. This means EPP studies are universally accepted under this “Mutual Acceptance of Data” agreement.
EPP is an OECD GLP compliant test facility.
In addition to our OECD GLP certification, we also carry a radiochemistry licence from SEPA.
EPP GLP services
We conduct GLP pre-clinical studies across: