Certification to revised ISO standards

24. May 2018

AO Research Institute Davos (ARI) becomes one of the first academic research organizations to achieve internationally recognized ISO certification

An audit conducted by the Swiss Association for Quality and Management Systems (SQS) has led to the successful certification of AO Research Institute (ARI). 

On April 9-10, 2018, two external auditors from the SQS visited ARI for the recertification audit of the institute according to the revised standards 9001.pdfISO 9001:2015 and EN ​EN ISO 13485:2016

Following this, ARI has achieved certification for the next three years without any nonconformities requiring immediate action. After having several open discussions with numerous staff members and management, the auditors were impressed by the levels of commitment and knowledge of staff. Leading the ARI to pass the recertification process with flying colors.  

The entire ARI is now certified according to the new completely revised version of the international standard ISO 9001:2015

The Focus Areas Biomechanical Services and Concept Development of the Biomedical Development Program​ are additionally certified to develop and test medical device according to the completely revised EN ISO 13485:2016 standard. 

"The ARI is very pleased to announce this achievement. Obtaining recertification according to the revised ISO standards shows our commitment to continuous improvement and the highest levels of performance," stated Ulrich Bentz, Quality Manager.  

"Obtaining this certification was a challenge as the expectations of the certification body are constantly rising as new EU regulations in the medical device field became effective in May 2017," added Bentz.  

The AO Foundation and ARI are proud to have achieved this internationally recognized standard for quality.