In early 2016, MTD Micro Molding and BMP Medical volunteered to facilitate the pilot process for MedAccred’s new AC8160 Audit Criteria for Injection Molding. Both companies participated in the challenging and highly technical critical process pilot audits.
As active members of the MedAccred Plastics Task Group, which is comprised of technical experts from a number of the world’s leading medical device OEMs, Contract Manufacturers and Suppliers, MTD Micro Molding and BMP Medical also supported the refinement of the audit criteria based on the feedback from the pilot audits. This long-term commitment has now resulted in these two forward thinking organizations becoming the first companies in the world to achieve MedAccred Plastics Injection Molding accreditations.
Following the receipt of his company’s certificate, MTD Micro Molding’s President, Dennis Tully said, “I am extremely proud of this achievement. The fact that we are the first micro injection molder to receive MedAccred sets MTD Micro Molding apart from its competitors. As a company we work to our core values of ‘Be the First, Be the Best’ and ‘Ever Forward’ and this accreditation from MedAccred epitomises both those ideals.”
“Through MedAccred we have proved our critical manufacturing processes for micro injection molding including our unrivalled experience in bioabsorbable molding are the best and demonstrated that we are able to embrace change and position ourselves yet again as leaders in our field,” said Tully.
BMP Medical’s president, Mike Faulkner, was equally delighted with his company’s success, “We operate in a very competitive market and pride ourselves on being innovative and on being able to produce products which meet the most demanding quality control standards. MedAccred represents an evolution in the approach of OEMs towards quality control and the management of their supply chain.”
“This accreditation is effectively the new industry quality standard for critical process manufacturing which we believe in the future all companies will be expected to attain. With this accreditation, BMP Medical has now succeeded in distinguishing itself as one of the first to meet that very high standard,” said Faulkner.
MedAccred is an industry managed supply chain oversight program that bolsters patient safety. It does this through clarification of requirements and better identifying how they apply to critical processes used in the production of medical devices. Rigorous critical process audits are then performed by highly experienced technical auditors and accreditation is only granted after the successful resolution of any audit findings.
Any company who is interested in gaining an accreditation for Plastics Injection Molding from MedAccred should contact Justin McCabe (firstname.lastname@example.org), senior specialist and MedAccred staff engineer for plastics. Visit the MedAccred webpages for more information.
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