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Launched on 17 April 2013 according to the Law n° 004/2001 of 20 July 2001 dealing with the general dispositions applying to Associations with non-profit purpose/aim and to Public Utility Establishments in DRC, we are an Association with non- profit purpose, called “Association Congolaise des Laboratoires”, in acronym, ASCOLAB.

The reasons of the creation of the ASCOLAB which gathers all sectors of the testing, analysis and calibration laboratories of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), are to promote quality in the laboratories through implementation of the QMS according to ISO/EIC 17025: 2017 which leads to accreditation or at least the Good Practices in Laboratories.

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