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UL Helps Further Advance Medical Device Safety with New Laboratory

New medical device testing laboratory in Germany to increase biocompatibility, microbiology, cleaning validation and packaging testing capabilities

Neu-Ulm Ribboncutting

September 27, 2019

Northbrook, Ill. September 27, 2019—UL Healthcare and Life Sciences, a division of UL providing healthcare services including pre-clinical testing for medical devices and equipment, has opened a new state-of-the-art laboratory and testing facility for medical devices in the Bavarian town of Neu-Ulm, Germany.  

The new laboratory will enable UL Healthcare and Life Sciences’ pre-clinical medical device testing unit to expand its capacity as well as centralize and enhance services including biocompatibility, microbiology, cleaning validation and packaging testing. The unit’s chemistry, mechanics and biology testing teams as well as quality assurance teams now operate out of the new facility.

The Neu-Ulm laboratory, located approximately 60 miles from Stuttgart, provides 2,100 square feet of laboratory space along with office and meeting areas distributed over three floors. UL’s ISO 17025 accreditation body, the Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH (DakkS), the Zentralstelle der Länder für Gesundheitsschutz bei Arzneimitteln und Medizinprodukten (ZLG) and the Bavarian State Office for Health and Food Safety, which authorizes Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) certification, have successfully audited and inspected the new laboratories.

“As more and more medical device manufacturers pursue product testing to both satisfy regulators and substantiate safety and performance claims, we expanded our laboratory capacity in order to meet growing industry demand,” said Marcus Corzilius, director of non-clinical testing, UL Healthcare and Life Sciences. “Now operating out of a world-class laboratory embedded in one of the growing European technology centers, we continue to provide independent testing to healthcare safety to an even broader customer base.”

The UL Neu-Ulm Laboratory address and telephone details are:

UL International GmbH

Baumgartenstraße 16

89231 Neu-Ulm




About UL Healthcare and Life Sciences

UL Healthcare and Life Sciences helps healthcare and medical device companies navigate complex global regulatory systems in order to bring safer, more secure, usable and interoperable products and technologies to patients and healthcare providers. UL Healthcare and Life Sciences is a division of Underwriters Laboratories, the company with more than 120 years of product safety expertise. Learn more about UL Healthcare and Life Sciences.

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