April 2016 - Bureau Veritas continues its development in the medical market by signing a partnership agreement with Equipment Management Opportunity "EMOp"
Bureau Veritas GSIT (Government Services & International Trade) and EMOp signed a partnership agreement to perform inspections and visual checks of pre-owned medical equipment. Through the strength of the Bureau Veritas network, EMOp is able to offer this service in the first phase in the following countries: France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom; and for the following equipment: Ultrasound, X-Ray rooms, CT Scanners and most hospital and laboratory equipment. EMOp provides its know-how and expertise in this specific market to offer this service to both international buyers and European sellers of pre-owned devices.
"Today, many buyers are reluctant to buy this type of equipment sold online or in private sales, as they cannot always inspect themselves (cost / time / price); therefore, many devices are not sold because the seller is unable to provide sufficient information and / or guarantees to reassure potential buyers, "explains Jean-Pierre Cardoso, co-founder of EMOp.
This innovative service offers clear opportunities for buyers and sellers, creating more transparency, improving the economical decision making, whilst reducing the "Time-To-Market ". "We notice with our customers, that the risk perceived by a buyer is clearly decreased by the delivery of an inspection report, and purchasing selection is more naturally led to a device that has been verified by an independent expert who has validated its authenticity and the technical description provided by the seller. " This is especially true in the medical market, because we must not forget that behind each medical device, there are patients... "
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Bureau Veritas is a world leader in laboratory testing, inspection and certification services. Created in 1828, the Group has around 66,000 employees located in 1,400 offices and laboratories around the globe. Bureau Veritas helps its clients to improve their performance by offering services and innovative solutions in order to ensure that their assets, products, infrastructures and processes meet standards and regulations in terms of quality, health and safety, environmental protection and social responsibility.
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The Government Services and International Trade Division of Bureau Veritas, which includes the subsidiary Bureau Veritas BIVAC BV, provides assistance to government authorities, implementing trade facilitation programs to maximize revenues and check that products meet specified standards.
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