BSI Strengthens Healthcare Team

Press release: August 2009

To further strengthen its highly successful Healthcare team -already a world leader in the testing and certification of medical devices - BSI has appointed Dr. Gert Bos as Head of Regulatory and Clinical Affairs per 1 September 2009.

In his new role, Gert will focus on strengthening BSI’s role in the regulatory work at a European Union level in Brussels, supporting complex drug-device and animal tissue combination projects and increase BSI’s competence in the evaluation of clinical data.

Gert Bos has a PhD in blood material interactions and has dealt extensively with both drugs and devices in a a scientific and R&D environment before joining a Notified Body. He has been an active participant to the regulatory committees in Brussels and currently holds the position of chairman of NB-MED, where Notified Bodies, industry and commission meet to discuss interpretations of the medical device directives. Furthermore he has extensive experience in classification discussions and as a Notified Body auditor and product reviewer with a variety of vascular devices. With Gert, BSI further expands its leadership role in the European regulatory environment.

“We’re delighted that Gert is joining our team,” said David Ford, Managing Director, BSI Healthcare and Testing. “His experience and knowhow in market sectors that are strategically important for our healthcare business will, without doubt, bring big benefits not just for us, but also for our customers.”

“After having appointed Jan van Lochem as Vice President Healthcare for EMEA and AsiaPac earlier this year, Gert’s appointment shows BSI's full commitment to quality, customer focus and investment in the healthcare market.”.

About BSI Group

BSI (British Standards Institution) is the business standards company that equips businesses with the necessary solutions to turn standards of best practice into habits of excellence. Formed in 1901, BSI was the world’s first National Standards Body and a founding member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Over a century later it continues to facilitate business improvement across the globe by helping its clients drive performance, manage risk and grow sustainably through the adoption of international management systems standards, many of which BSI originated. Famed for its marks of excellence including the instantly recognizable Kitemark®, BSI’s influence spans multiple sectors including aerospace, construction, energy, engineering, finance, healthcare, IT and retail. With over 64,000 clients in 147 countries, BSI is an organization whose standards inspire excellence across the globe.