Ensuring that medical products are safe is one of the most important requirements during product development. Regulatory compliance is often required to prove safety, and successfully passing tests conducted in a compliance lab is one way to prove this compliance.
Agencies, like Intertek, give approval to companies to apply symbols such as ETL on product labels. This symbol signifies that the product complies with all appropriate standards and regulations, is safe, environmentally friendly, and performs as per labeling claims. At Philips, all Sleep and Respiratory Care products carry the ETL symbol.
In order to safeguard – and fast track – compliance, we’ve developed in-house capabilities in the form of a Compliance Lab. The Philips’ Compliance lab successfully combines compliance testing with reliability testing (normally performed in separate labs), which makes its dual capabilities a unique proposition for the organization.