Cyber Security

Intertek Issues First UL 2900-2-1 Certification to NuVasive, Inc.

The first UL 2900 certification issued by Intertek EWA-Canada signifies continued diversification of our core competencies and services

Intertek, a Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, has issued its first UL 2900-2-1 certification to medical device manufacturer NuVasive, Inc. for Pulse, the company’s integrated technology platform that enables better spine surgeries. The certification was awarded by our Intertek EWA-Canada laboratory in Ottawa.

UL 2900-2-1 is a standard for software cybersecurity that applies to the testing of network-connected components of medical devices, to assess the cybersecurity risk of the network and connectable components of healthcare and wellness systems. This inaugural certification by our operational staff in our Ottawa laboratory, combined with the participation of our cybersecurity analysts in Standards Technical Panels for all the UL 2900 family of standards, demonstrates Intertek’s competence in the entire range of UL 2900 standards through the delivery of complex and challenging assessments of connected medical devices. Our experience with cybersecurity for medical devices ranging from surgical robots to hospital monitoring equipment helps our clients eliminate security flaws, meet regulatory requirements, and launch successful products.

Tony Walker, Global Vice President, Connected World, said: “We are very pleased to have issued our first UL2900-1 certificate to NuVasive, helping ensure its innovative surgical system against the cybersecurity risks inherent in any connected product, and so helping bring the benefits of connectivity safely to patients to this important area of medicine. This also underscores our commitment to continued diversification of our core cybersecurity competencies and services across a number of industries.”

Intertek EWA-Canada has provided industry-leading cyber security services for more than 30 years. Initially serving defense, governmental and high-security clients, Intertek EWA-Canada has expanded into consumer and industrial IoT security testing for consumer, commercial, medical, and industrial products and systems.

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