As the COVID-19 vaccines sweep across the world, it’s easy to think that this pandemic is behind us. However, nothing could be further from the truth. At the time of writing this, only about 40% of the population of Michigan has been vaccinated, and cases continue to trickle in.
That’s why it’s essential to ensure the PPE your company is sourcing comes from reputable sources and undergoes extensive QA before it ever reaches your team. Luckily, the STEWART Industries team offers a set of qualifications that make us your ideal PPE partner.
Medical Device Certificated
Did you know distributors don’t need to be medical device certified in order to sell to you? Only the manufacturer who makes the materials does, and that certification can get murky over international borders. That means the team that receives the order and even the one that sends it your way might not know what they’re looking for when it comes to quality.
This is one of the things that sets STEWART apart—we have the same certifications that the manufacturers do. Our team is ISO 13485:2016 certified, which means we’ve spent time ensuring our processes meet standards throughout the lifecycle of a medical device. In fact, many medical device manufacturers also aren’t ISO 13485:2016 certified—they just meet the standard criteria when creating the products.
We decided to go above and beyond in 2017 when we earned our certification, and we’ve never looked back.
An Informed Purchase
Because we have the same certifications that the best medical device manufacturers do, our team is in a unique position to source quality products. When we consider working with a supplier instead of manufacturing a device, we approach the partnership with a high level of scrutiny. Our team knows exactly what does and doesn’t meet those stringent standards, even when dealing with overseas manufacturers.
This level of expertise doesn’t stop once the product reaches our team either. We thoroughly inspect all shipments to ensure they are up to our quality specifications before we ever open a shipment up for purchase. That way, our customers can be confident they’re receiving medical devices, nitrile gloves, PPE, and more that has all been vetted to meet the standards in place to keep people safe.
Are you looking for medical devices? Reach out to our team today to learn how we can help you.