LUGANO, Switzerland, Aug. 7, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Continuing a series of recent European certifications and accreditations, Medical Equipment Solutions and Applications (MESA) has added licensure from the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) to service and repair all brands of ionizing radiation equipment. Switzerland maintains a rigorous certification process to guarantee the highest quality services to assure patient safety, and MESA was aided in its applications during the last 12 months by being previously awarded the ISO 13485 medical device certification for its multi-vendor service, parts, and equipment solutions as well as ISO 9001 certification for continuous process improvements. MESA is currently the only independent, non-original equipment manufacturer (OEM) company in Switzerland accredited with both ISO 13485 and ISO 9001 providing third-party service to ionizing radiation systems.
"It is gratifying to see the efforts of our staff recognized through the culmination of regulatory and quality awards we've achieved over the last two years as we continue to broaden our pan-European customer presence in diagnostic imaging equipment solutions," said Rob Piconi, MESA Executive Chairman. Oliviero Zasa, MESA's Country Manager for Switzerland, added, "As the largest independent pan-European asset management firm focused on diagnostic imaging equipment, MESA continues to set high standards so our Swiss customers are assured the highest quality service, rapid response times, and best in class system uptime while also significantly reducing maintenance costs and extending the useful life of their imaging systems."
Medical Equipment Solutions and Applications Sagl (MESA) is a leading global provider of multi-vendor diagnostic imaging service, capital spare parts, equipment and asset management solutions. Headquartered in Lugano, Switzerland, MESA leverages over 40 years' global experience in medical equipment maintenance services and repair solutions and is the only pan-European diagnostic imaging service company providing scalable, multi-vendor maintenance services across all MRI, CT, PET CT, Angio/Cardiac, and other general X-Ray system modalities from vendors such as GE, Philips, Siemens, and Toshiba. MESA is accredited with ISO 13485:2003 medical device quality certification covering its diagnostic imaging service, parts and turnkey refurbished equipment solutions and ISO 9001:2008 certification of its continuous quality improvement processes.