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UL provides comprehensive life cycle services to support the medical and laboratory industries in achieving global regulatory approvals.

Our industry-dedicated team are knowledge leaders in the full life cycle needs of the health sciences industries. Our customers gain the efficiency, expertise and cost benefits associated with working with an industry leader for all their critical business needs.

UL helps our customers prevent and resolve complicated quality issues that could lead to recalls, embargoes, bans and liability. We offer nonclinical testing; usability, EMC and performance testing; safety certification; and compliance training to help speed unrestricted access to the global market.

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UL’s in-depth knowledge of the issues driving regulatory efforts uniquely enables us to provide actionable insights to help our customers achieve compliance in all of their target markets.

UL works directly with government agencies around the globe to help inform health IT policy. Our technical experts are active members of industry standards writing and technical committees. We also have a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Through this unique partnership, UL has provided the online training, documentation tracking and a 21 CFR Part 11-validated platform used to certify and train over 36,000 FDA inspectors worldwide.

Our global presences enables us to offer our customers a full suite of services in their own language and time zone as well as to provide access to local experts. We provide integrated quality system assessments to ease the process of meeting regulatory requirements for multiple countries.

We can provide our customers with comprehensive, customized learning management systems that can be integrated directly into their compliance and quality systems to further assist them in demonstrating compliance to regulators.

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In Vitro Diagnostics
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Laboratory, Test, and Measurement and Control Equipment
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OSHA recently updated UL’s NRTL scope to include the standard AAMI ES60601-1 with Amendment 1, the safety standard for Medical Electrical Equipment.  This standard with amendment 1 references the ISO 14971:2007 standard for risk management of medical devices. You can read the full scope of UL’s NRTL at: https://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/ul.html About the program (from the OSHA...

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On August 5, 2014 the FDA published design considerations for devices intended to be used in the home.  This document calls to the medical device manufacturer’s attention areas that, due to the differences between use in a clinical environment and a home environment, should be considered in the design of the medical device.  These considerations...

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On July 9, 2014, the FDA added the 4th edition of IEC 60601-1-2, “Medical electrical equipment – Part 1-2: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance – Collateral Standard: Electromagnetic disturbances – Requirements and tests” to the list of standards that can be used to show EMC compliance for medical electrical devices and systems. ...

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Browse pertinent UL thought leadership to help you find the research and insights that matter for your business.

Achieving Global Approvals for mHealth Devices and Products
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Choices – IEC 60601-1 3rd Edition and Component Selection
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Home Healthcare Equipment: An Overview
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Medical Device Approvals in Brazil: A Review and Update
Medical Device Approvals in Br...
Physical and Chemical Characterization: The First Stage in Assessing the Biocompatibility of Medical Device Materials
Physical and Chemical Characte...
Safety of Personal Hygiene & Beauty Therapy Equipment used in Commercial Settings
Safety of Personal Hygiene &am...
The Changing Landscape of Medical and In Vitro Diagnostic Device Regulations in the European Union
The Changing Landscape of Medi...
The U.S. FDA’s Regulation and Oversight of Mobile Medical Applications
The U.S. FDA’s Regulatio...
U.S. Medical Device Clearance: Navigating the FDA 510(k) Premarket Approval Process for Medical Devices
U.S. Medical Device Clearance:...
UL 2560 and Emergency Call Systems: Expanding the Standards Framework
UL 2560 and Emergency Call Sys...

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