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Training

• Quality Assurance
• Laboratory assessment
• ISO15189/ISO17025/ISO17043
• TB laboratory management
• Communicable diseases
• Antibiotic resistance
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QA/EQA

• Organization of EQA programme (TB, dengue, chikungunya, malaria)
• Development of policies & procedures
• Development of online application for EQA program management
• Country mentoring
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Assessment & evaluation

• Laboratory evaluations:
* Evaluations based on ISO standards 15189 & 17025
* Tool development: laboratory assessment tools-LAT
• Specific work using GIS (Geographic Information Systems) to display laboratory indicators
• Collaboration with disease surveillance units, laboratory networks
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Laboratory System & Network

• Assessment of national laboratory systems
• Design and planning for laboratory networks and laboratory coordination and control mechanisms
• Reference laboratory organization
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Software & Tools Development

• Laboratory assessment tools
• Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS)
• Web interface for EQA program management
• Software Lab15189® for ISO15189 compliance
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Laboratory Facility Design

• Upgrade, adaptation and redesign from scratch
• Feasibility studies
• Compliance with required standards
• High security laboratories with negative pressure (BSL2+/BSL3), including TB laboratories
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Other activities

• Project management & evaluation
• Tender & technical specification development
• Consensus conference & workshop
• Field evaluation during complex emergencies, outbreak response
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Closure of the 3rd Regional EQA Survey on Chikungunya and Dengue identification in Indian Ocean
EQA designed and performed for Commission Océan Indien / Epiconcept.
This 3rd Survey of the program encompassed 5 participating laboratories from 4 Indian Ocean countries and 1 reference laboratory. The program consists of specimens focusing on dengue and chikungunya diagnosis using molecular biology techniques (PCR).
Closure of the 6th International EQA Survey on TB Microscopy, Identification, 1st and 2nd Line Drug Suceptibility Testing
EQA designed and performed for Otsuka Pharmaceutical.
This 6th Survey of the program encompassed 8 participating laboratories from 7 different countries and 2 reference laboratories.
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ISO15189:2012 audit of the GHESKIO/Rodolphe Merieux Laboratory in Haiti
Mission performed for Fondation Mérieux France.
ISO15189:2012 audit of the GHESKIO/Rodolphe Merieux laboratory in Haiti. The audit was performed by two laboratory specialists, Drs. Antoine Pierson (IQLS) and Nicolas Steenkeste (Fondation Mérieux) using an adapted version of the WHO LQSI tool.
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ISO15189:2012 audit of the Molecular Biology Department of the Instituto de Investigaciones en Ciencias de la Salud in Paraguay
Mission performed for Fondation Mérieux France.
ISO15189:2012 audit of the laboratory of Molecular Biology Department - Instituto de Investigaciones en Ciencias de la Salud - University of Asuncion in Paraguay. The audit was performed by two laboratory specialists, Arnaud Orelle (IQLS) and Nicolas Steenkeste (Fondation Mérieux) using an adapted version of the WHO LQSI tool.
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Laboratory system assessment in Congo
Mission performed for WHO-AFRO (Regional office for Africa).
A detailed assessment of the laboratory system in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo has been performed June 2014, followed by the adaptation of a checklist for laboratory assessment, used at the National Public Health laboratory and at the University Hospital, bith in Brazzaville
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ISO15189:2012 audit of the laboratory of the Centre d'Infectiologie Christophe Mérieux in Laos
Mission performed for Fondation Mérieux France.
ISO15189:2012 audit of the laboratory of the CICML (Centre d'Infectiologie Christophe Mérieux in Laos, http://www.ccm-laos.org/) in Vientiane. The audit was performed by two laboratory specialists, Drs. A Pierson (IQLS) and N Steenkeste, PhD. (Fondation Mérieux) using an adapted version of the WHO LQSI tool.
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Assessment of the facility of the MSF-supported tuberculosis BSL3 laboratory, Buanaventura, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
Mission performed for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).
Dr Antoine Pierson performed an assessment of the building, of the HVAC system, of the negative pressure installations and a smoke test. His assessment also included the biosafety level, the staff proficiency, the laboratory organization and alarm and backup systems.
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