I was honor that Dr. Daria Wong (Accreditation Officer, HKAS) accompany with Ms. Merih Malmqvist NILSSON (Chair of ILAC; Deputy Director General of Swedac, Sweden) to visit Laboratories of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) on 16 Feb 2017. Mr. Nilsson visit is sponsored by the HKSAR through the Sponsored Visitor Programme (SVP) which intended to present to renowned visitors around the world a full and balanced picture of Hong Kong and hopefully promote Hong Kong economic and financial strengths. In the beginning, We took the photo in front of my office.
(Left: I, Mr. YC Lee (Sr. Manager, TSC), Ms. Merih Malmqvist NILSSON, Mr. Kevin Edmunds (Sr. Manager, Sustainability) and Dr. Daria Wong)
Then Mr. Kevin Edmunds gave an introduction of Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks and our sustainability team. Mr. YC Lee briefed about Technology Support Centre before our visit.
I would like to introduce ILAC below.
International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) is a global level NGO formed by accreditation bodies for laboratories from different economies. It is an influential body governing the global practice of laboratory accreditation. ILAC first started as a conference in 1977 with the aim of facilitating trade by promoting cross-border acceptance of test and calibration results issued by accredited laboratories. ILAC administers a global mutual recognition arrangement (MRA) between laboratory accreditation bodies with the cooperation of regional cooperation of accreditation bodies, e.g., the Asia-Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region. The ILAC MRA is accepted by many government and non-government organizations as an indicator of reliable accreditation and credible test and calibration results. Hong Kong Accreditation Service of the Innovation and Technology Commission of HKSARG is its full member as well as a signatory to its MRAs for both testing and calibration.
After that we went to visit three of four laboratories. Firstly, we want to the Reliability Laboratory (RL) and Mr. TM Lau who is laboratory manager introduced the equipment and testing to us.
Near RL, it is the rapid prototype laboratory. Mr. Peter Lee (Engineer) showed the 3D printing technology to our guests. Then we also visit IC Failure Analysis Laboratory (ICFAL) for material testing.
In Biotech Support Centre, my colleague Mr. Anthony Chan (Project Officer) explained the biotech instrument and its application such as DNA sequencing.
Finally, we went to the Probe and Test Development Centre (PTDC) and took a photo in front of the cleanroom in which many equipment performed IC testing.
After the laboratory visit, we went to the Charles K. Kao Auditorium (also called Golden Egg) and took a photo for memory.
ILAC - https://www.ilac.org/
Swedac - https://www.swedac.se/?lang=en
HKSTP Lab Services - https://www.hkstp.org/hkstp_web/en/facilities/science-park-innovation-technology-ecosystem/Labs/services
Previous visits arranged by HKAS:
20151202: The Gulf Cooperation Council Accreditation Centre - Secretary-General Visit to HKSTP Laboratories - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2015/12/the-gulf-cooperation-council.html
20150122: The Gulf Cooperation Council Accreditation Centre and Standardization Organization representatives visit to HKSTPC Laboratories - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2015/01/the-gulf-cooperation-council.html
20140815: International Accreditation Forum (IAF) representative visit to HKSTPC Laboratories - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2014/08/international-accreditation-forum-iaf.html
20121115: ITC visit to Accredited Laboratories of the HKSTP - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2012/11/itc-visit-to-accredited-laboratories-of.html
20120918: ILAC representative visit to HKSTPC Laboratories - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2012/09/ilac-representative-visit-to-hkstpc.html