World Medical Device Organisation

Press release - 22nd March 2012

BSI will now co-host the most comprehensive medical device training library in the world thanks to a collaborative partnership with the World Medical Device Organisation (WMDO).

This new agreement with WMDO means that BSI will shortly have the capability to provide medical device professionals with unlimited access to a suite of online medical device training courses to complement BSI’s existing instructor led training portfolio.

The medical sector has recently highlighted the need for a greater focus on professional training at a time when budget and time are at a premium. WMDO’s extensive catalogue of over 130 device-specific online training courses will therefore enable BSI to provide new eLearning techniques to bring medical device staff ‘up to speed’ with regulations and best practice processes through new distance learning options. These online training solutions will be of particular interest to start-up companies in the medical devices sector who will welcome greater flexibility and cost-effectiveness of self-paced learning. The first of the online courses to be offered by BSI will be around in-vitro-diagnostics.

“Partnering with WMDO will allow BSI to broaden its online training capabilities, through offering a portfolio of e-learning medical device courses. These courses are aimed at professionals interested in increasing their knowledge of the medical device regulations from product conception to post market surveillance,” said Gary Slack, Global Director Med Tech at BSI.

Danielle Giroud, Founder and CEO of WMDO said, “We are honoured to join together with BSI to complement their educational program curriculum.” Giroud added, “WMDO is focused on the creation and delivery of innovative and effective eLearning solutions and provides medical device professionals with online access to high-quality learning resources that are timely, relevant and engaging."

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BSI (British Standards Institution) is a global organization 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, reduce 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 70,000 clients in 150 countries, BSI is an organization whose standards inspire excellence across the globe.