As a result, the VDE, an experienced provider of testing and certification services with a 125-year history, and Eurofins as a "newcomer", are expanding their service portfolio. The VDE Institute is responsible for the areas of standard and type testing for medical devices as well as the battery and environmental tests, while Eurofins mainly provides technical know-how in the radio transmission field. Eurofins will also be operating as a notified body in the field of medical products.
Testing and certification: VDE and Eurofins cooperate in the field of medical products
VDE Testing and Certification Institute and Eurofins Product Service GmbH sealed their cooperation in the field of testing and certification of medical devices at the end of January 2017.
About VDE and the VDE Institute
The registered Association for Electrical, Electronic and Information Technologies (VDE), with its 36,000 members (thereof 1,300 companies), and 1,200 Employees is one of Europe's largest technical-scientific associations that combines science, work on standards, testing, and certification under one roof. The main focus of the association is on the energy transition in the industry, industry 4.0, smart traffic, smart living and medical technology, as well as IT security. The VDE is particularly focused on the promotion of research and the promotion of young people as well as consumer protection. The headquarters of the VDE is in Frankfurt/Main.
The non-profit VDE Testing and Certification Institute employs approximately 500 employees in Offenbach. The independent test engineers of the VDE Institute subject more than 100,000 appliances per year to a hardness test before they receive the VDE mark. 67 percent of Germans know the VDE mark, which is synonymous with the highest safety standards. Around the world, the VDE experts monitor more than 7,000 manufacturing facilities. Cooperation agreements with over 50 countries ensure that the tests carried out by the VDE Institute are internationally recognized. 200,000 product types with a million model variants carry the VDE mark worldwide. Read more at www.vde.com.
About Eurofins and Eurofins Product Service GmbH
Eurofins Product Service GmbH is part of Eurofins Scientific, an international life sciences company which provides a unique range of analytical testing services to clients in many industries. The Group is the world leader in food, environment and pharmaceutical products testing. It is also one of the global market leaders in agroscience, genomics, pharmacology and offers centralized laboratory services with more than 25,000 employees and an international network of over 250 laboratories in 39 countries. The Product testing division offers expertise in matters of the safety and quality of products worldwide as well as a wide range of services from testing and certification to approval to performance tests and panel tests.
Eurofins Product Service GmbH, located in Reichenwalde near Berlin, is a test laboratory and certification body for electric and electronic products. Since 1998 it has provided competent technical support as well as an excellent service for other industries like IT, communication, automotive or the railway industry. The company offers a one-stop solution consisting of tests including electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) tests, radio tests, environmental simulation and electrical safety tests in combination with the certification of various products according to different standards and an approval service in more than 180 countries worldwide.
Eurofins Product Service GmbH is an experienced and reliable partner at your side during product development until market entry. Read more at www.eurofins-reichenwalde.de.