Bodycote announced that its Nogent location is the first facility in France to earn PRI’s MedAccred accreditation. This, along with its Derby (U.K.) and Ipswich, Mass., locations makes Bodycote the first company to receive multiple MedAccred accreditations.

MedAccred, administered by Performance Review Institute (PRI), is an industry-managed approach to ensuring critical manufacturing process quality throughout the medical-device supply chain. It establishes stringent consensus audit criteria based on industry and specific OEM requirements that ensure compliance and quality. Adherence to these requirements leads to greater process discipline, operational efficiency and ongoing improvement, which results in higher quality and performance.

Strategically located near the Alsace Biovalley and Franche-Comté microtechnology clusters, Bodycote Nogent offers heat-treatment services, serving the medical-device and implants markets for France and Europe. The facility’s complementary partnership with Bodycote’s hot isostatic pressing (HIP) plant in Magny-Cours makes it an ideal source for a complete thermal-processing solution.