News - June 30, 2016

Anniversaries for quality controllers

Roelof Kleis

Wepal and Quasimeme, two Wageningen UR organizations for quality control of laboratories, celebrate anniversaries on Thursday 30 June. Wepal has existed for 60 years, Quasimeme for 25 years.

Both organizations conduct ‘ring tests’, sending samples around for the 800 participating laboratories in the world to analyse. Wepal does this for soil, crop, fertilizer and biomass samples, Quasimeme for samples of ocean water, shellfish, fish and sediments. The organizations, housed at Nergena on the Bornsesteeg in Wageningen, have been collaborating intensively for five years. During their anniversary celebrations today a stained glass window will be unveiled, with a new logo illustrating their collaboration.