Why Every Manufacturer Should Consider Risk Assessments in Product Safety Testing

In the realm of product safety, adherence to standards has long been the cornerstone of ensuring consumer protection. Traditionally, these standards have been rooted in specific design, marking, labeling, and testing criteria, aiming for consistency and reliability across different products. However, a paradigm shift has occurred, ushering in a new era where Risk Assessments (RAs)... Read More

Eurofins’ Finland’s Notified Body Achieves Designation Under the New Medical Devices Regulation (EU) 2017/745

On April 7th, 2021, Eurofins Expert Services Oy (No. 0537) became a Notified Body designated under the new Medical Devices Regulation (MDR). Eurofins can now offer, to medical device manufacturers worldwide, certification services according to Regulation (EU) 2017/745 for European market access covering an extensive range of medical device technologies1. The new Medical Device Regulation... Read More

COVID-19 Updates

Update on COVID-19 Coronavirus Effects on Eurofins E&E North America Business Operations In the face of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, our company remains focused on safeguarding the health and safety of our employees and customers. The data that comes from Eurofins E&E laboratories directly supports the greater health and well-being of the general... Read More

Michael Chang Presents at IEEE International Symposium on Product Compliance Engineering

Each year, the IEEE Product Safety Engineering Society hosts a premier symposium which focuses on a number of topics including Compliance, EMC and Wireless, Medical, and Global Market Access. During the symposium, technical information related to product safety is discussed and disseminated to attending product safety and design engineers. This year’s meeting was held from... Read More

ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU Replaces 94/9/EC for Explosive Atmosphere Equipment in EU

Due to Europe’s New Legislative Framework, the ATEX Directive 94/9/EC will be replaced by ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU in 2016, for the testing and certification of certain equipment intended for potentially explosive atmospheres in the EU. From the manufacturer perspective, the changes are not significant, as there are no changes to the Essential Health and Safety... Read More

Hardware Returns to Silicon Valley

In recent years, software has been king in Silicon Valley.  Now the pendulum is swinging back, and hardware is taking center stage again, says Bloomberg Businessweek. The strongest evidence is the tablet war, which has been dominated by Apple’s iPad.  Now, however, all the big players are piling in.  Within two weeks of each other,... Read More