our history

The QACS Laboratory milestones are linked to quality system certifications and to activities beyond the Greek borders. Always interested in and influenced by technical trends and regulatory requirements, we have risen to the challenge, adopting reliable international business practices.

We commenced the project for our GMP assessment, in line with FDA requirements. This formed part of our ongoing efforts for further quality management system certifications beyond the Greek borders.

Our accreditation scope was extended to include the EN 14885:2015 standard and a number of other European standards on antimicrobial efficacy, quantitative suspension tests, surface tests, handwash and handrub tests, supported by accelerated stability storage, microbiological, analytical and in-vitro testing.

We started evaluating skin and ocular irritation based on in vitro tests.

We started conducting stability studies in line with the ICH guidelines. We fully equipped our laboratory to provide services beyond the standard ICH storage conditions.

We adopted a number of protocols related to ocular and skin compatibility properties, including efficacy testing for cosmetics.

The QACS Laboratory was certified to ISO 9001 for the regulatory compliance services offered in the areas of cosmetics and sanitizers:

  • Safety assessment of cosmetic products
  • Skin tolerance assessment (patch testing)
  • Efficacy studies (in vitro & in-use tests)
  • Identification of allergens
  • Stability testing
  • Evaluation of disinfectants and antiseptics

We participated as exhibitors in more than 20 international fairs, including: In Cosmetics, Beauty Eurasia, CPHi, Beyond Beauty and PLMA.

The QACS Laboratory scientists participated as trainers and speakers in several seminars and conferences.

Our laboratory was certified for testing pharmaceuticals for human and veterinary use:

  • Microbiological
  • Analytical
  • Elemental impurities
  • Transfer method
  • Method validation
  • Stability / Photostability

We invested in the development of know-how for the safety assessment of cosmetics, in line with the European regulation for cosmetics:

  • Complete range of micro physicochemical tests
  • Challenge testing – The challenge test laboratory
  • Safety assessment (PIF)
  • Patch tests and HRIPT
  • Stability
  • Efficacy

We became accredited by the Hellenic Accreditation System (ESYD) for testing cosmetics and food.

We received our initial certification from the Greek National Organization for Medicines (EOF) for testing cosmetics.