Advanced Input Systems Achieves ISO 13485 Certification


COEUR D'ALENE, ID - January 7, 2011 - Advanced Input Systems, a subsidiary of Esterline Corporation (NYSE: ESL - www.esterline.com), announced it has achieved formal ISO 13485-2003 certification from Det Norske Veritas Management Systems.

Advanced Input Systems is a leading specialty manufacturer primarily serving healthcare, industrial, military, gaming, and security markets. Having been certified to the ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems requirements since 1997, Advanced Input Systems added ISO 13485 to better serve the increased requirements for its medical market segment. ISO 13485 no longer pertains solely to finished medical device manufacturers as they now require their sub-tier suppliers to obtain the certification.

ISO 13485 is the international standard for quality management systems in the medical device industry. Companies with the certification must demonstrate the ability to provide medical devices and related services that consistently meet customer requirements and applicable regulatory requirements. The ISO 13485 certification is a natural progression for Advanced Input Systems as it is designed for organizations that design, develop, manufacture, and service medical devices.

For more information on the standard, visit website link ISO 13485.

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