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Chemigraphic, the UK's leading Electronic Manufacturing Service provider, is proud to add the EN ISO 13485 Medical Devices standard to our list of accreditations. Intensive assessment by BSi has verified that our advanced systems and processes, many of which are unique to the UK market, provide the control and traceability demanded by the global life-critical Medical Equipment sector.
Commercial Director John Johnston comments: "Our Medical Technology customers recognize that Chemigraphic will continue to innovate with class-leading solutions and investment in optimal manufacturing process. For Medical OEMs yet to experience the benefits of Chemigraphic partnership, this accreditation provides assurance that we will effectively manage their product integration across the entire lifecycle, whatever their outsourcing strategy needs.
ISO 13485 now sits alongside ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 22301 (BCMS) accreditations and allows us to further promote our capability as the UK's premier Medical and High-Reliability Systems Integrator.
Marc Carter, Independent Contributor
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