Putting patient safety first with comprehensive equipment calibration and testing


How do you ensure patient safety in your clinical trial? One of the best ways is to have all equipment checked, calibrated, and certified, so for almost 35 years we’ve continually invested in a medical engineering department that gives you the assurance you need that all your equipment is safe and ready for your trial.

Understanding the need for calibration

We service, calibrate, and recalibrate thousands of items every year. Staffed by seasoned professionals with requisite scientific and engineering qualifications, our medical engineering team uses an evidence-based approach to prepare all equipment for your study. Here are three of the main benefits calibration provides to CROs overseeing clinical trials.

1. Maximising patient safety
Calibration’s single biggest benefit is to ensure safe, reliable and dependable equipment that facilitates your study’s continued progress. Modern healthcare technology brings such huge benefits, but only when you can trust the results and know that it will work as expected. 

Stray currents in equipment like infusion pumps, for example, can lead to faults that can have significant adverse effects on patients. Our expertise prevents this, with all our calibration services carried out only by experienced technical experts operating to ensure compliance with all required regulations.

2. Guaranteeing equipment performance
On a practical level, calibration gives you the confidence that your equipment is working correctly and providing reliable data and resource. It also ensures any equipment you use meets the manufacturer’s specifications in terms of both performance and safety. Our strong relationships with manufacturers around the world help to drive standards and ensure any issues we identify are quickly resolved.

3. Strengthening financial control
In clinical trials, equipment procurement is almost always a major budget item. By having access to an in-house medical engineering department, we can calibrate and maintain all equipment on an ongoing basis during the course of any clinical trial. Our rental agreements are designed specifically to take advantage of this capability, saving CROs both time and money as well as providing peace of mind that they do not have the responsibility for ensuring their equipment is maintained and operating correctly.

What does our calibration process look like?

Our highly trained staff work in collaboration and are involved at every step of your journey with Woodley Trial Solutions.

When you first make contact, we’ll check whether your chosen devices are the right technology for your specific needs. Using our industry knowledge and expertise, we’ll guide you through any complex regulations and requirements in your specific country or region. This ensures we only offer the most appropriate technology for your study. 

When new products arrive at our facilities, we’ll complete a scheduled Acceptance Test in line with agreed timelines to ensure your trial always starts on time. This involves checking for compliance in terms of order fulfilment, equipment functionality, and advanced safety checks that keep patient safety at the forefront of the process.

Finally, before any equipment leaves our facility, we ensure it undergoes a last check to guarantee its condition and real-world readiness. This extra service enables us to get exactly the right devices in the right place at the right time – helping you to avoid delays and ensuring equipment is one less consideration on your To-Do list.

The patient is always the priority

Ready to find out more about how our commitment to patient centricity puts calibration at the heart of our service?

Speak to our friendly, knowledgeable team today.


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