BEDFORD, Mass., Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Instrumentation Laboratory (IL), today announced that both their US Corporate Headquarters, located in Bedford, MA, and the Reagent Manufacturing and Technology Center, located in Orangeburg, NY, have passed the TUV Rheinland Stage II Audit with no nonconformities. Based on this audit, the Bedford and Orangeburg facilities have received ISO 14001:2004 certification. ISO 14001:2004 is a worldwide Environmental Management System recognition granted to organizations who demonstrate a reduced impact on the environment. The certification exists to help minimize environmental impact.
During the audits, analysts rigorously surveyed all aspects of operations in both facilities to ensure that each area conformed to the IL environmental policy. Annually, IL establishes environmental targets and objectives, relating to a variety of environmental programs that go beyond merely complying with environmental laws and regulations, including: energy control, pollution reduction, waste-water control, and employee awareness/education on environmental issues.
"IL employees are passionate about delivering our products in a responsible and environmentally conscious way," said Stan Wharton, Vice President of Quality Assurance at IL. "We are honored to receive this ISO certification and are confident that our Environmental Policy is robust and comprehensive, to ensure minimal adverse impact to the environment."
IL has a history of achieving ISO-standard excellence. The Company was granted ISO 9001:2000 certification again in 2009, shortly after expanding into their new, larger facility in Bedford, MA. This summer, IL received ISO 9001:2008 certification for the Bedford, MA and Orangeburg, NY facilities, demonstrating industry-leading quality management standards in regulatory compliance, quality systems and service practices. These exceptional results exemplify IL's culture of quality and process excellence.
Instrumentation Laboratory (www.ilus.com), founded in 1959, is a worldwide developer, manufacturer and distributor of in vitro diagnostic instruments, related reagents and controls for use primarily in hospitals and independent clinical laboratories. The company's product lines include critical care systems, hemostasis systems and information management systems. IL's GEM® product offerings, part of the critical care line, include the GEM Premier™ 4000 analyzer with Intelligent Quality Management (iQM®), GEM Premier 3500, GEMweb Plus Custom Connectivity, and the GEM PCL Plus, a portable coagulation analyzer. IL's hemostasis portfolio includes the ACL TOP® Family of Hemostasis Testing Systems, fully automated, high-productivity analyzers, including the new ACL TOP 700, the new ACL TOP 700 LAS and the ACL TOP 500 CTS. IL also offers the new ACL AcuStar™, ACL ELITE® and ELITE PRO, other hemostasis analyzers and the HemosIL® line of reagents. IL is based in Bedford, Massachusetts.
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