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SGS United Kingdom Ltd. Announces Extended CB Accreditation Scope to Include Medical Devices.

Durham, United Kingdom, June 15, 2014 --( SGS Durham relocated to new premises during 2013, enabling SGS to invest in future growth. The new custom built laboratory boasts a new 5 meter semi-anechoic chamber which allows all testing to be performed indoors without the need of OATS. There is also a dedicated 7x5 mtr Anechoic chamber that allows reduced turnaround times with competitive pricing.

SGS Durham extends their scope to CB accreditation for medical equipment. The CB Scheme is an international program created by the International Electrotechnical Commission for Electrical Equipment (IECEE) for the acceptance of product safety test results among participating laboratories. The CB Scheme is considered as the Premium Safety Certification. It is globally administered by the IECEE Secretariat in Geneva using a registered pool of International Technical Assessors.

This enables local testing for worldwide safety compliance. Testing under the CB scheme will give medical manufacturers, distributor and importers a greater compliance coverage which will enable them to sell and market their products to over 50 countries worldwide.

Other Countries Participating in the CB Scheme

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia and Montenegro, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA.

Range of Medical Devices Covered by the CB Scheme

Medical Power Supplies, Medical Washer Disinfectants, Immuno Chromato Readers, Surgical Sculptors, Electrosurgical Generators, Foetal Heart Monitors, Fluid Pressure Analyzers and Ultrasonic Washers.

Scope Includes: IEC 60601-1-1(ed.2), IEC 60601-1-6 (ed.3), IEC 60601-1 (ed.2) AMD1, AMD2, IEC 60601-1(ed.3) & IEC 60601-1(ed.3) AMD1.

About SGS Medical Devices

SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. The company's global network allows customers quick and direct access to SGS' broad range of medical devices testing services and facilities. The SGS services for electro-medical devices ( are available in all manufacturing regions and close to all major medical markets.

For more information on the company's services please contact the SGS Medical Devices experts.

SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 80,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,650 offices and laboratories around the world.

Contact Information:

SGS Consumer Testing Services

Silke Hilmer

+49 (0)40 30 101 - 826

Contact via Email

E&E Consumers & Technology

Global Marketing Manager

SGS Germany GmbH

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