SOURCE: TUV Rheinland

TUV Rheinland

June 01, 2017 12:00 ET

TUV Rheinland Announces Medical Device Safety Seminar

Seminar focused on compliance in the wireless medical device market

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 1, 2017) - TÜV Rheinland, a leading international testing service provider for quality and safety, today announced that it will be holding a seminar to provide medical device manufacturers with an introduction to the regulatory side of the growing medical device market. The seminar will be held on June 8th, at the IoT Excellence Center in Fremont, California.

As wireless medical devices are ubiquitous in today's healthcare environment, patient's safety and data are at increasing risk unless manufacturers have the tools and knowledge needed to make this technology safe. This seminar will provide attendees with an overview of the requirements which need to be addressed for wireless and wearable medical devices to make it safely to market. Sessions will include an overview of the 60601 Safety and EMC requirements, human medical device factors and usability, what you need to know about risk assessment (ISO 14971), and how to device manufacturers can be compliant in the European market.

"Most medical devices are intended to interact with other technology wirelessly, and the main purpose is to make sure that real data is transferred for diagnostic purposes on the spot and proper functioning of the medical device is not compromised," said Uwe Meyer, Medical Business Field Manager, TÜV Rheinland. "However, when configured incorrectly these devices can leak private data, transmit erroneous information or otherwise malfunction when needed the most. It's important to harden these devices against cyberattacks, which are increasing across the healthcare industry."

To register for the seminar, or to see the day's agenda, please visit: http://education.tuv.com/event/medical-devices-seminar

About TÜV Rheinland:
TÜV Rheinland is a global leader in independent inspection services, founded 145 years ago. The group maintains a worldwide presence with 19,700 employees; annual turnover is more than EUR 1.9 billion. The independent experts stand for quality and safety for people, technology and the environment in nearly all aspects of life. TÜV Rheinland inspects technical equipment, products and services, oversees projects, and helps to shape processes and information security for companies. Its experts train people in a wide range of careers and industries. To this end, TÜV Rheinland employs a global network of approved labs, testing and education centres. Since 2006, TÜV Rheinland has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact to promote sustainability and combat corruption. Website: www.tuv.com

Contact Information

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    Director Communications
    TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc.
    (978) 266-9500

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