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White Paper: How You Can Use Calibration to Improve Quality and Profits

A Philippine-based pharmaceutical company recently discovered the benefit of assessing their entire weighing process rather than maintaining a traditional focus on balance calibration. Learn more about their experience and how you can benefit from a similar assessment with a free METTLER TOLEDO white paper.

The company’s primary challenge was compliance with the U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) Chapter 41, which requires determination of balance minimum weight and mandates the maintenance of specific tolerances. To achieve compliance, the company sought a calibration certificate with comprehensive reporting that would include the definition of minimum weight.

The solution was the METTLER TOLEDO Accuracy Calibration Certificate (ACC) with a GWP® (Good Weighing PracticeTM) annex and USP 41 certificate providing full calibration data, comprehensive reporting and the defined minimum weights. The comprehensive ACC guarantees that the smallest net weight of the company’s balances stays within the safe weighing range, helping to ensure ongoing accuracy.

A sample ACC certificate, GWP annex and USP 41 certificate helped company lab staff better understand the ACC. „As Found“ and „As Left“ data, for example, helped users understand how a balance drifts over time, reinforcing the importance of periodic balance recalibration. METTLER TOLEDO now services all their balances, including those manufactured by a third party.

The defined safe weighing range gives users confidence that balances are accurate when they weigh in accordance with minimum weight requirements. Product quality has improved significantly, and management has heightened confidence in the organization’s ability to pass audit.

Find out why expanding your focus from balance calibration to process calibration is so important by downloading your copy of the free white paper today.


METTLER TOLEDO is a leading global supplier of precision instruments and services. The Company is the world’s largest manufacturer and marketer of weighing instruments for use in laboratory, industrial and food retailing applications. METTLER TOLEDO also holds top-three market positions in several related analytical instruments and is a leading provider of automated chemistry systems used in drug and chemical compound discovery and development. In addition, the Company is the world’s largest manufacturer and marketer of metal detection and other end-of-line inspection systems used in production and packaging and holds a leading position in certain process analytics applications. Additional information about METTLER TOLEDO can be found at

Audit the Efficiency of a Laboratory with the 8 Wastes Identification Checklist

Greifensee, Switzerland—01 June, 2018—Increasing efficiency, by eliminating waste in laboratory workflows, is an integral part of lean laboratory. Lean management principles describe 8 types of waste that exist in any business – independent of the industry – which do not add any value for their customers.

The 8 Wastes Identification Checklist is a template to support a laboratory manager to carry out an effficiency audit of their laboratory Peforming a regular audit enables measurement and tracking of improvements. This checklist provides a simple way to measure the current status for any sized lab, and can be tailored to individual requirements, as necessary.

Previously „The Typical 8 wastes in the Laboratory“ guide introduced an explanation of these 8 wastes, with typical laboratory examples, and recommendations for how to reduce or eliminate waste in these situations. Now, this 8 wastes identification checklist takes it one step further, by providing a template to measure the efficiency of a specific laboratory based on the occurrence of waste in the workflows.  

This checklist is organized into 8 sections, based on the 8 wastes from Lean principles. It consists of a series of critieria with recommended target values that should be met. Based on the entries recorded during the audit, a total score is calculated, with a maximum of 33. Any score below 20 shows significant potential for improvement.

To perform an efficiency audit, in order to measure and improve the efficiency of a laboratory, download the free 8 wastes identification checklist now.