2019 Private Healthcare Awards

14 GHP / 2019 Private Healthcare Awards , Element Most Trusted Medical Device Testing Partner 2019 - Midwest USA Element is a global provider of testing, inspection and certification services for the materials, products and systems used in highly regulated endmarkets and applications, where failure in service is not an option. Maciej Jakucki, Medical DeviceManager at Element’s world class medical device testing center in Cincinnati, talks to us about the company and the range of medical device testing services it has to offer. As a leading provider of materials and product qualification testing, certification, calibration and consulting services to many of the world’s leading organizations, Element has a clear purpose: to make certain that the materials and products it tests for its customers are always safe, quality, compliant and fit for purpose. This simple purpose of delivering certainty for its clients is what enables Element to deliver award-winning support and service to its valued clients. Maciej discusses the company’s service offering in more detail and explores how it benefits its customers. “With over 190 laboratories worldwide and more than 6,700 experts, Element offers a variety of product evaluation and mechanical testing services to the medical device sector, as well as the aerospace, fire & building products, transportation, oil & gas and infrastructure sectors. We make certain that the materials and the products we test, inspect and certify for all our customers are always safe, quality, compliant and fit for purpose. Inside our ISO 17025 accredited medical laboratories, we work with medical device OEMs to complete everything from initial research and development studies to testing for full regulatory submissions to supporting validations post market. Our large network of laboratories and services is working toward delivering a total solution for medical device testing needs”. As part of this focus on customer service and meeting customer requirements, every aspect of Element’s work revolves around the client, and the firm provides first-class service and support throughout every project. “We focus on responsiveness to help ensure that we are readily accessible. It is common to be able to speak directly to the technical experts who are performing the testing. We also welcome the opportunity to host our clients and work alongside of them in our laboratories. The development of our close relationships with our customers is critical to success and we strive to fully understand their products and end applications so that they can be appropriately evaluated. Additionally, Element participates in professional societies and standards committees such as ASTM and ISO to ensure we are at the forefront of testing and device trends. This information is then passed on to our customers, making sure their device design and their testing decisions are then made with the most accurate information.” In 2017, Element acquired Exova PLC, joining together two of the world’s leading testing companies to create a single global testing organization. The merger followed a period of significant growth and helped Element become the fastest growing independent materials testing and product qualification company in the world. This merger has brought additional pharmaceutical, material and medical testing capabilities to the Element network. “We are extremely excited about our global strategy to become a one-stop shop for our customers. Our goal is to support customers with a streamlined solution to

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