The Research and Development Laboratory of the Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology of the University of Gdańsk and the Medical University of Gdańsk received the Accreditation Certificate No. AB1760 from the Polish Centre for Accreditation.
The Research and Development Laboratory managed by prof. dr hab. Ewa Łojkowska was accredited thanks to the enormous commitment of the team of the Plant Protection and Biotechnology Department and the Research and Development Laboratory: dr Wojciech Śledź (Technical Manager), Natasza Kaczyńska (Quality Manager), dr Agata Motyka-Pomagruk (Deputy Quality Manager) and Weronika Babińska.
- The staff members of the Research and Development Laboratory have engaged in research, development and service work in molecular diagnostics of bacterial plant pathogens for several years with commissions from Polish breeding companies and the State Plant Health and Seed Inspection (PIORiN) – says prof. dr hab. Ewa Łojkowska, Head of the Laboratory. – Please note that we are the first laboratory at the University of Gdańsk to be approved by the Polish Centre for Accreditation.
The first step towards PCA accreditation was obtaining a certificate of compliance with the ISO 17025 standard in March 2018. The accreditation is the result of several years of work of the Laboratory team supported under the EU HORIZON 2020 project “Structural Transformation to Attain Responsible BIOSciences” (STARBIOS2) and the European Regional Development Fund under the Innovation Incubator 2.0 Program.
The entire accreditation process including the preparation stage was financed under the Innovation Incubator 2.0 program implemented by the University of Gdańsk in a Consortium with the Gdańsk University of Technology, the Medical University of Gdańsk and Excento Sp. z o. o. under the non-competitive project “Support for management of scientific research and commercialization of the results of R&D works in scientific units and enterprises”, Intelligent Development Operational Program 2014-2020 (Measure 4.4).
The Research and Development Laboratory of the Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology of UG and MUG cooperates with leading research centres in Poland and abroad. In 2020, it obtained three patents for inventions by the team of the Research and Implementation Laboratory. For more information on patents, designs or laboratory equipment, please visit the unit website.
Laboratory team: prof. dr hab. Ewa Łojkowska, Head of the Laboratory (far left), dr Agata Motyka-Pomagruk, Quality Manager, dr Wojciech Śledź, Technical Manager, Weronika Babińska, laboratory employee and dr Natalia Kaczyńska, laboratory employee (far right).