Solar Atmospheres Inc. of Souderton, Pa., received MedAccred critical process reaccreditation. The company also successfully expanded its scope of accreditation to include hardness testing and metallography and microindentation hardness.
MedAccred is an industry-managed critical process supply-chain oversight program developed by leading medical-device companies to improve device quality and enhance patient safety. The effort to establish MedAccred began in 2010 when the Performance Review Institute (PRI) was asked to consider the development of a Nadcap-style special process supplier accreditation program for the medical device industry. By 2014, several critical process Task Groups were operating on a formal basis, program documents were drafted and approved by the executives of the participating companies, and audit criteria had been published in several critical process areas.