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Serving the high demand for accredited Compliance Reports to the
Third Edition of IEC/EN 60601-1, to demonstrate compliance under the
MDD to your Notified Body for Europe, and other countries requiring
3rd Edition of the Medical Electrical Equipment Standard
See the SERVICES page for a full list
MECA is based in southeastern Wisconsin, and has assembled the top
medical equipment compliance specialists in the field to provide full
compliance services to our clients in a cost-effective manner.
We are honored to service 7 of the Top 10 Medical Manufacturers
Worldwide (18 of the Top 40) as clients (per
MD&DI - December, 2012 Ranking)
MECA's services are geared to speeding the process of compliance
evaluations and documentation, as well as lowering your overall
Each project is customized to provide the fastest completion at the
least cost, based on the device type and the client's specific needs.
Medical Device Evaluation, Testing, Compliance Reports, for:
- FDA 510(k), PMA,
- CE Marking, under the
MDD (EN 60601-1, Third Edition)
- Compliance Documentation
for International Marketing
Obtaining Third Party Safety Marks (UL, TUV, etc.), for:
- Selling to Hospitals,
Clinics, Institutions, and other Organizations that Require an NRTL
Compliance Engineering Services, for:
- Assuring your device or
design complies with the applicable standard requirements
- Reduce the cost of
redesign by identifying noncompliances early in the design process
Custom Testing of Medical Devices
- Sound and Alarm Testing,
Using ISO 3744 Hemi-Anechoic (Free Field) Sound Chamber (for alarms,
audible signals, and device sound level measurements)
- Cleaning and
Disinfection Testing (accelerated life testing of
cleaning/disinfectant agents specified in user manuals)
- Electrical &
Mechanical Testing, per Client's Needs
See the SERVICES page for a detailed list
of all the services offered, as well as a list of devices that we
MECA Experience and Expertise
CB Testing Laboratory, under the IECEE CB Scheme for
medical equipment (ACTL)
UL Third Party Test Data Program for medical devices
TUV Rheinland Qualified Laboratory for medical devices
ISO 17025 compliant quality system for testing labs
US Technical Experts on AAMI, IEC, and ISO Working
Group Committees for national and international medical device
standards (writing and maintenance of the medical standards)
See the ABOUT MECA page for
Certifications and employee biographies
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Why do you need to meet the IEC/UL/ES/CSA/EN 60601-1 standards ?
- The FDA requires safety performance testing.
IEC 60601-1 is the key FDA recognized
consensus standard for medical electrical equipment (with US Deviations).
Without a Compliance Report, you will not be
able to establish that you meet these required standards
- In the US, the Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA) requires a safety mark from a National
Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) for use in a public facility.
This is specified in OSHA Standards Part
1910, Subpart S-Electrical, Sec. 1910.399.
*this requirement is rarely enforced (for
now) in the US
(NRTLs include UL, TUV Rheinland, TUV SUD,
CSA, Intertek/ETL, and others)
- Most Local AHJs (Authorities Having Jurisdiction) and
nearly all hospitals and clinics in the US require 3rd party safety
marks on equipment to be purchased.
These safety marks rely on compliance with
the UL 60601-1 standard in the US.
- The CE Mark is required on a product to place it
on the market in the European Union.
For medical equipment, the CE Marking
requirements are in the MDD (Medical Device Directive), which is
- The MDD requires documentation of compliance to
the applicable safety standards (such as EN 60601-1).
You may not legally place a medical device
on the market in the European Union without meeting the Medical
Device Directive requirements.
For all medical equipment, except (per MDD)
Class 1, non-measuring, non-sterile, an Audit by a Notified Body
(from Europe) is required before the CE Mark may be placed on a
The CE Mark will have a 4-digit number
under it, denoting the Notified Body used.
- By meeting the requirements of the IEC60601-1
series of standards with National Deviations, you officially meet the
requirements of most of the world's nations, and unofficially meet
the requirements of all.
This opens your marketing potential to the
entire world market.
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We would love to hear from you!
Brian R. Biersach
President, Sr. Biomedical Engineer
Medical Equipment Compliance Associates, LLC
5060 W. Ashland Way
Franklin, WI 53132 USA
Phone: 262-752-4017 x101