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December 24, 2013 - Through alliance, CSA Group and Korea Institute of Medical Device Assessment can further expand one-stop medical device testing and certification services for localized manufacturers. KIMDA will test medical products to applicable U.S. and Canadian standards to support growing demand of Korean medical products in North American markets. Qualified Korean manufacturers can gain globally recognized CSA certification based upon testing carried out locally at KIMDA laboratory.

CSA Group Expands Its One-Stop Medical Services in South Korea through Alliance with KIMDA


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Press release date: December 18, 2013

SEOUL, South Korea,  -- CSA Group, a leading global testing and certification organization, and the Korea Institute of Medical Device Assessment (KIMDA), a prominent institution for medical devices safety in South Korea, announce a new alliance that enables both organizations to further expand one-stop medical devices testing and certification services for localized manufacturers and provide more cost-effective and time-saving services for the Korean market.

"This alliance with KIMDA is at the core of our commitment to providing faster and more cost-efficient localized testing and certification services to our customers in Korea," said Ash Sahi, CEO and President of CSA Group. "CSA Group's business affiliations are always considered within the context of how we can better serve our customers in an increasingly competitive and global business environment."

Through the alliance, KIMDA, with its large customer base in South Korea and advanced testing facilities, will test a wide range of medical products to the applicable U.S. and Canadian standards to support the growing demand of Korean medical products in North American markets. Qualified Korean manufacturers wishing to export to North American markets can gain globally recognized CSA certification based upon testing carried out locally at a KIMDA laboratory. This will benefit existing and potential CSA Group and KIMDA customers by reducing travel time and costs associated with testing samples, by shortening turnaround time of reports; and providing a streamlined process for testing and certification to earning the CSA mark.

The CSA Group Korea office, located in Gangnam-gu, Seoul, is fully staffed with highly qualified engineers who strive to provide efficient and cost-effective local testing and certification services. The partnership with KIMDA further expands the coverage of CSA Group's one-stop medical devices testing and certification services and better positions CSA Group Korea to meet the growing needs of clients seeking local services while accessing the global marketplace.

A signing ceremony of the alliance was held in South Korea today. Mr. Ash Sahi, President and CEO of CSA Group, Ms. Claudia Chan, Vice President of North and Southeast Asia of CSA Group , Mr. Yong-Seon Jeon President of KIMDA and Mr. Byung-Up Lee and Mr. Wan-Sik Jeon, Director of KIMDA attended the ceremony.

Service Enquiry:
CSA Group - Korea Office
Phone Number: +82-2-527-1717
Address: #1706, 223 Teheran-ro (Keungil Tower, Yeoksam-dong), Gangnam-gu, Seoul
135-080
E-mail: csakorea@csagroup.org ( mailto:csakorea@csagroup.org )

Media Enquiry:
Phyllis Fong
CSA Group
+852-2992-7552
Phyllis.fong@csagroup.org( mailto:Phyllis.fong@csagroup.org )

About CSA Group:
CSA Group is an independent, not-for-profit membership association dedicated to safety, social good and sustainability. Its knowledge and expertise encompass standards development; training and advisory solutions; global testing and certification services across key business areas including hazardous locations and industrial, plumbing and construction, medical, safety and technology, appliances and gas, alternative energy, lighting and sustainability; as well as consumer product evaluation services. The CSA certification mark appears on billions of products worldwide. For more information about CSA Group visit http://www.csagroup.org.

About KIMDA:
"Do you want to have world class level service?" KIMDA does your favor.

As a non-profit organization, KIMDA has started the business examining and safety management of X-ray system. We have been accredited to be specialized medical device assessment by Ministry of Food, Drug, and Safety (MFDS) and, since then, have provided certified tests and technical guides to our clients for their domestic and foreign accreditation.

As we envision to be top-notch organization for our services and testing quality, we always do our best to provide world class testing, education, and certification services based on our core values to seize opportunity at any given moment, achieve excellence, and most importantly, act with integrity.

For this reason, we truly qualify the level of services to test medical devices and provide educational training and technical guides. Today, KIMDA is known by the clients to become world class organization of specialized medical devices assessment. For more information about KIMDA please visit us at http://www.kimda.or.kr.
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