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Injection moulding manufacturer receives MedAccred Accreditation

  • Online Date: 2020/04/21
  • Modify Date: 2020/04/24
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Source: MPN / Apr. 21, 2020

Vaupell Midwest, a manufacturer of complex moulded parts and assemblies, has received MedAccred Accreditation.

MedAccred (based on the Nadcap accreditation programme for the aerospace industry) is a worldwide medical device industry collaborative oversight programme, which is designed to provide superior quality manufacturing supply-chain oversight, for OEMs looking to partner with Contract Manufacturers (CMs).

The single-audit criteria programme utilises cost-effective approaches to managing processes, product manufacturing, reducing waste and rework, and testing specifications between OEMs and relevant CMs. This single robust programme administered by the Performance Review Institute (PRI) aims to provide continuous improvement results, minimise supplier risk, and reduce some of the routine OEM supplier critical audits. All of these goals are geared to enhance patient safety.

Some of the leading OEMs participating in this programme are Bausch Health, Baxter, Bayer, BD, Boston Scientific, Flex, Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, Philips, Roche Diagnostics, and Stryker.

Keith Bridgford, plant manager, Vaupell Midwest, commented: “At Vaupell, we have always been extremely process-oriented. We employ a disciplined approach to injection moulding using Scientific Injection Moulding (SIM). We are a data-driven organisation in all we do, and we have a continuous improvement approach to delivering on the quality expectations of our customers in the medical device industry.

“We highly value the needs of our OEM partners and understand the need for a single-audit criteria programme that improves patient safety and ensures superior manufacturing best practices.”

Jessica Arseneau, quality manager, Vaupell Midwest, added: “The audit process dove-tailed very nicely with the processes that we already had in place.

“It allowed us the opportunity to do a full gap assessment of the current and target state of our processes, practices, capabilities, documentation control, and quality systems to better align and simplify the ongoing critical audit process for our long-term OEM partners.”

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