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Rigel Medical testers improve testing at medical devices company

One of the UK’s leading independent medical device sales and service companies has specified Rigel Medical’s range of advanced testers for improved compliance testing.

The move by High Wycombe-based BCAS Bio-medical Services Ltd (BCAS Biomed) has simplified testing procedures as part of its in-service preventative maintenance programme for NHS, emergency and rescue and private healthcare sector customers in the UK and Middle East.

This has seen improvements in the speed and ease by which electrosurgical units (ESU), vital signs monitors, infusion devices and defibrillators among other items of medical equipment are maintained and checked for electrical safety and performance accuracy.

BCAS Biomed, established in 2005, has grown to become a leader in medical device maintenance and currently has a national team of 26 biomed engineers completing more than 1,000 compliance safety tests a week using Rigel instruments.

The 288 automated safety analyser, electrosurgical generator calibrator Uni-Therm, Uni-Pulse defibrillator analyser, Multi-Flo infusion pump analyser and combination vital sign simulator Uni-Sim are among the Rigel products used by BCAS to ensure compliance with manufacturer's recommendations to the appropriate standards including IEC/EN 62353 and IEC/EN 60601.


BCAS Biomed use vital sign simulator Uni-Sim


Managing director of BCAS Biomed Ian Roberts said Rigel Medical met the requirement for high quality, robust and mobile test solutions that were easy-to-carry and use by the engineers.

“Rigel supplies us with a range of high performance, high quality instruments, which provide the engineers with convenient, versatile and accurate on-site testing solutions,” he said.

“Our engineers appreciate the fact that they are compact enough to carry from site-to-site, offering full automation of test procedures and leading to more efficient testing schedules and, ultimately, better standards of customer service and care.

“They incorporate an excellent range of features, while the added value benefits, such as increased connectivity and easy-to-follow instructions, are particularly impressive.

“The fact that they are supplied by a British company is also important. It means that quality is assured and good after sales maintenance and support is always available.”

The Rigel 288 reduces downtime between tests, making the instrument practical and highly portable for multi-site use while the Multi-Flo heads a range of advanced performance analysers, electrical safety analysers and vital signs simulators. Meeting all the requirements of IEC 60601-2-24, Multi-Flo leads the way in high and low flow, occlusion, back pressure and bolus measurement and features variants of one, two and four independent channels.

The Uni-Therm, the easiest way to test all leading electrosurgical devices, the compact UNI-PULSE defibrillator analyser and UNI-SIM, which is capable of undertaking six synchronised vital signs parameter tests simultaneously form part of a comprehensive range of specialist biomedical test equipment from Rigel Medical, part of the Seaward Group.

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