Microbiology & Quality Associates, Inc. (MQA) started as an independent laboratory and professional consulting company, centrally located in the San Francisco Bay Area. The company was originally located in Berkeley, CA and has since moved to a larger facility in Concord, CA. MQA has three divisions: Laboratory Services, Validation & Calibration Services, and Manufacturing services. We have expanded our services to offer biotechnology development services, such as master cell bank preparation. Additional tests in the areas of molecular biology, virology, cell culture and analytical testing, training, validation and calibration services, HEPA filter certification, and scientific resources. MQA is a GMP and FDA registered laboratory.
Our Laboratories Division provides testing services, which include:
- Environmental Monitoring
- Water Chemistry
- Research Services for new antimicrobial compounds
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Culture
- Cell Based Bioassays
- Analytical Testing
For your convenience, MQA provides sample pick-up service in the SF Bay Area.
MQA biotech cell culture services are targeted for small scale cell culture projects. No project is too small for us. We provide a cost efficient process, flexibility, quality, and fast turnaround time. Our consulting services include internal or external GLP/GMP audits, establishing GLP or GMP quality systems, and training in our facilities or at your facility.
Our Validation & Calibration Division provides services for:
- Lab Equipment
- Critical Utilities Systems
- Cleaning Validation
- Method Validation
- BSC, Laminar Flow Hood, and Room HEPA Filter Certification
In addition, we can assist with the development of Gamma or E-Beam sterilization validation studies and work with local sterilization companies to perform the necessary tests to validate your process.
Our scientific resources services can also provide highly-trained microbiologists for temporary assignments at your facility. Our professional staff can provide assistance with routine lab work or validation projects.
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 welcome client visit and audits. 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.