Standards and Metrology Institute

Laboratory Services Directorate


Welcome to the Laboratory Services Directorate within the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority. The laboratory became part of the new established Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority in May 2011. It is a Directorate within the Institute of Standards and Metrology and previously operated as the Malta National Laboratory Company Limited which was established in 1999.

About Laboratory Services Directorate

The laboratory is currently organised as five divisions, namely chemical, biological, forensic, engineering and civil engineering. Its business model is based on the three fundamental corporate values of independence, technical competence, and customer confidentiality.

The laboratory provides services to the pharmaceutical and food industries, materials testing and forensic services. It actively pursues niche markets for testing services with respect to quality standards, compliance to regulations, consumer protection and environmental studies.

The Laboratory’s mission is to be an autonomous scientific facility capable of serving the needs of public entities interests and industry in compliance with regulations and international standards. 

Laboratory Divisions

  1. Biology
  2. Chemistry
  3. Construction Material Testing
  4. Engineering
  5. Forensics


Contact Us

Laboratory Services Directorate

F22, Mosta Technopark, Mosta.


Phone: (+356) 21496016