Solar Atmospheres, Inc. announced today that it has become the first company to receive MedAccred critical process reaccreditation. Furthermore, Solar Atmospheres, Inc. successfully expanded its scope of accreditation to include Hardness Testing and Metallography and Microindentation Hardness. MedAccred is an industry-managed critical process supply chain oversight program which was developed by leading medical device companies to improve device quality and most importantly enhance patient safety.
In early 2015 the first MedAccred critical process accreditation was issued to Solar Atmospheres Inc. for Heat Treating.
Today's functioning critical process task groups include Cable and Wire Harnesses, Heat Treating, Plastics Injection Molding, Printed Circuit Board Assemblies, Sterilization and Welding. The industry managed task groups develop audit criteria, conduct audits, and award MedAccred Critical Process Accreditations to leading suppliers at all tiers in the medical device supply chain. Many companies are seeking MedAccred Accreditation to demonstrate their commitment to quality and patient safety.
Future MedAccred task groups under consideration for development include Material Testing Laboratories, Assemblies, PCBs, Batteries, Chemical Processing, NDT, Cleaning, Coating, Optics, Packaging, etc.
Active OEM and Contract Manufacturer participants include: Johnson & Johnson, Philips, Stryker, GE Healthcare, Medtronic, NYPRO Jabil, Steris, etc. The list of participating suppliers is growing steadily.
Joe Pinto, executive vice president and chief operating officer of PRI explained the significance of Solar Atmospheres' accomplishment: "Gaining a critical process accreditation from MedAccred is recognition of a company's commitment to quality and the high standards of critical process manufacturing which they maintain. The successful completion of a reaccreditation audit is a clear indication that a company is able to consistently uphold those extremely high standards over an extended period of time. I would like to congratulate the whole team at Solar Atmospheres on this important achievement."