Northwest Cosmetic Labs, driven by their dedication to continuous improvement and quality, has received the ISO 13485:2003 Certification.  With the assistance of an accredited registrar, NCL is now internationally certified to contract manufacture silicone-based scar gel and other non-sterile medical devices.  In the cosmetic industry, medical devices are considered implants, machines, instruments, or in vitro reagents that are intended to be used in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases or other medical conditions. Northwest Cosmetic Labs is proud to offer quality manufacturing of medical devices at their facility.

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) brings a worldwide federation together to form international management standards.  These standards give NCL a baseline for the practices and expectations in manufacturing medical devices. Wendy Lees, Vice-President of Research and Technology points out: “Each employee here [NCL] has a significant impact on the success of our business.  Each employee has a critical role in the continual improvement of our business.  A true quality system such as this helps to build a great foundation for managing our business, bettering our work environment, and providing better service to our customers.”

This new certification finds NCL looking to the future at their commitment to continue their high standard of quality.  With surveillance audits occurring 1-2 times a year, NCL is driven to continually surpass expectations and the high standards set by ISO.