Covalon Technologies Ltd.

Covalon Technologies Ltd.

September 06, 2005 15:49 ET

Covalon Recommended for ISO 13485:2003 Certification

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 6 2005) - Covalon Technologies Ltd. (Covalon) (TSX VENTURE:COV) is extremely pleased to announce that independent auditors, BSI Management Systems, have inspected the quality management system governing the company's facility, and are recommending certification of Covalon under ISO 13485:2003.

This is an important milestone in terms of reaching global markets:

- ISO 13485 is required to obtain Health Canada approval;
- ISO 13485 is required for the CE mark in most markets outside of
North America; and
- Most global medical product manufacturing/distribution companies
are ISO 13485 certified and require that their vendors are also

ISO 13485 is the international quality management standard for designers and manufacturers of medical devices and related services, and is harmonized with the U.S. FDA's good manufacturing practices. Certification indicates that a company has quality management systems processes in place that have been assessed for their ability to meet customer and regulatory requirements.

Covalon Technologies Ltd. is a company with advanced medical products that has developed and patented advanced therapeutic biomaterials for wound care and surgical applications and coatings. Polymer chemistry and surface coating technology have been combined to create a range of time-release drug delivery platforms that are applied to many medical devices to treat many critical conditions. A variety of applications for these technologies have been identified and specific products have been developed. The products offer features and benefits providing solutions to many of the problems caused by current devices and their material properties which are used by most medical device manufacturers and suppliers. The problems include infection, poor biocompatibility, and microbial attachment.

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Contact Information

  • Covalon Technologies Ltd.
    William Jackson
    CFO & COO
    (905) 568-8400
    (905) 568-5200 (FAX)