MOUNDS VIEW, MINN, August 7, 2013 – UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a world leader in advancing safety, announced today the relocation of its Minnesota operations to accommodate expansion of services offered to the medical and high tech industries.
UL is relocating from its current location in Vadnais Heights to expand on its existing high-tech and medical safety engineering and testing services to now offer local Human Factors Engineering services, Home Healthcare as well as access to comprehensive services to support medical and IVD manufacturers with regulatory submissions in global markets.
“Minnesota has one of the most active and innovative medical device clusters in the nation and we are pleased to be able to place some of our top talent to support this area locally,” said Joe Madden, Global Sales Director for UL’s Health Sciences Division. “Now manufacturers have local access to the full product lifecycle services UL provides to support challenges that manufacturers face when trying to get their approvals.”
In 2012, UL acquired Wiklund R&D located in Concord, MA, bringing years of knowledge in Human Factors Engineering for medical and other devices. The new office in Mounds View Minnesota will be the first major expansion of that service within North America.
UL will be hosting an open house at the new facility on September 17, 2013. Contact Suzanne Cartmill for more information Suzanne.Cartmill@ul.com. To learn more about the full regulatory support and local engineering services UL offers to the medical and high tech industries, visit www.ul.com/medical and www.ul.com/hitech.
UL is a premier global independent safety science company with more than 118 years of history. Employing more than 10,000 professionals with customers in over 100 countries, UL has five distinct business units – Product Safety, Environment, Life & Health, Knowledge Services and Verification Services – to meet the expanding needs of our customers and to deliver on our public safety mission. For more information on UL’s family of companies and network of 95 laboratory, testing and certification facilities, go to UL.com.