Great Lakes Crystal Technologies (GLCT), a high-tech startup in Michigan’s Capitol Region, announced today that it passed its first surveillance audit which took on November 3rd, 2022, nearly one year after the company’s previously announced initial ISO 9001:2015 certification which took place on December 17, 2021.

GLCT president & CEO Keith Evans commented, “When we received our initial certification nearly a year ago, our Quality Management System (QMS) was in its early stages of development, which was fine given our pre-production status at that time. Since then, our QMS team, led by Dr. Ramon Diaz, has worked tirelessly to build out the QMS to include all the features that are expected at the first surveillance audit. The timing is perfect as we have recently begun supplying products and services into the commercial market.”

According to Reciprocity, an ISO surveillance audit is conducted in years one and two after the initial certification, and also in years one and two following each recertification audit. ISO certification is valid for three years after which the company needs to be recertified.

About Great Lakes Crystal Technologies (GLCT)

GLCT’s mission is to become the leading provider of high-performance diamond materials for high-technology applications. GLCT launched in 2019 as a Michigan State University (MSU) startup with early support from Spartan Innovations and Red Cedar Ventures. The company has also benefited from the positive Michigan based ecosystem for startups receiving the Business Accelerator Fund and Emerging Technologies Fund, both of which are administered by the Michigan Small Business Development Center in partnership with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. GLCT is a founding member of the Quantum Economic Development Consortium, a graduate of the Inaugural Cohort of the Duality Quantum Accelerator, and a member of the Resilient Infrastructure + Secure Energy (RISE) Consortium. For more information about GLCT visit their company website or send them an email.