VICTORIA, B.C., July 28, 2015— ViVitro Labs Rob Fraser, Msc., has been accepted and registered as a Standards Council of Canada (SCC) Member to ISO/TC 150/SC 2 – Cardiovascular implants and extracorporeal systems (ISO 5840) committee. The company’s Lab Manager, Mr. Fraser is one of only two Canadian members on the committee.
“I joined the ISO/TC 150/SC 2 – Cardiovascular implants and extracorporeal systems committee to better guide ViVitro clients with any hurdles, keep up with industry trends and make sure our clients’ needs and concerns were addressed in the evolving regulatory requirements”, explains Mr. Fraser.
ViVitro Labs General Manager, Gerry Wight, expands on the importance of the appointment: “ViVitro has a long history of actively participating in industry standards—beginning with co-founders, Larry Scotten and David Walker. Rob’s participation is ideal for the committee and our clients. As Lab Manager serving a global base, he understands a much wider variety of devices and device types than most. He’ll be able to translate his firsthand experience into valuable input for future revisions as well bring our clients a deeper understanding of the committee’s intent.”
The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) is a federal Crown corporation with the mandate to promote efficient and effective standardization in Canada. The organization reports to Parliament through the Minister of Industry and oversees Canada’s national standardization network. SCC coordinates Canadian participation in standards development, and identifies strategies to advance Canadian standardization efforts. Accreditation services are provided by SCC to various customers, including product certifiers, testing laboratories, and standards development organizations. SCC represents Canada at the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and oversees the Canadian National Committee to the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).
About ViVitro Labs
ViVitro Labs Inc., Canada, offers industry-leading cardiovascular test equipment and related laboratory testing and consulting services. Hundreds of organizations in over 39 countries for 30 years have trusted ViVitro expertise, accuracy, and quality for their heart valve, LVAD, TAH, stent, and graft testing. ViVitro Laboratory Services holds ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation based on ISO 5840. ViVitro products are manufactured by StarFish Medical in Victoria, Canada. www.vivitrolabs.com
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