TÜV SÜD offers a single-source range of medical device testing services such as physical, electrical, biological and chemical testing as well as cybersecurity testing.
“Medical device manufacturers are increasingly seeking to access a full range of testing services from a single source,” stated Klaus Schlicht, vice president global testing medical & health services at TÜV SÜD Product Service GmbH, in a news release. Testing needs to cover not only physical characteristics but also biological and chemical properties plus IT security, the company reported in a news release.
TÜV SÜD’s physical testing includes electrical safety and electromagnetic compatibility as well as tests simulating the wide variety of environmental impacts that may affect the product itself and its packaging sterility during transport, storage, and operation, the company explained. Biological and chemical services include chemical characterization and microbiology and sterilization behavior identification as well as validation of biocompatibility. IT security testing may involve vulnerability scans or penetration testing.
In addition, the TÜV SÜD P.H. laboratory in Italy received accreditation in May for nine methods of chemical characterization. Auditors from Accredia, the Italian accreditation body, performed the audit remotely given restrictions imposed to combat COVID-19. The lab will also gain the status of “European Lab Hub for biological/chemical testing of medical devices” and will thus supply all European customers with chemical characterization and in vitro biocompatibility tests in future, the company shared.