Intertek Ageus Solutions to Host a Free Webinar on RoHS and Medical Electronics

    KANATA, ON, Jan. 17 /CNW Telbec/ - Intertek Ageus Solutions
( is pleased to host a free online RoHS webinar on
January 24th, 2008 addressing the driving forces behind RoHS conversion of
medical electronics. Although medical devices are currently excluded from the
scope of the RoHS directive until 2010(+), many medical electronics
manufacturers are starting their RoHS conversion activities. The 60-minute
webinar scheduled for 2 pm EST will address the RoHS issues most pertinent to
medical device manufacturers and its related supply chain including:

    - Update on the RoHS Directive with regard to medical electronics
    - Principle factors that are driving the RoHS conversion of medical
    - Principle barriers to RoHS conversion of medical electronics
    - Steps you can take now to mitigate the financial impact of RoHS
      conversion on your products

    The webinar is designed to benefit a wide audience from a range of
different professional backgrounds including:

    - Corporate management
    - Sales and marketing
    - Product design & development
    - Product management
    - Regulatory affairs
    - Engineering,
    - Those responsible for product compliance, testing and/or certification

    Join us to learn the immediate impact RoHS is having on the medical
electronics industry; what strategies can be applied to moderate the financial
impact of RoHS; and how RoHS conversion can be used to competitive advantage.
    For more information and to register for the free webinar, please go to

    About Intertek

    Intertek is a leading international provider of quality and safety
services to a wide range of global and local industries. Partnership with
Intertek brings increased value to customers' products and processes,
ultimately supporting their success in the global market place. Intertek has
the experience, expertise, resources and global reach to support its customers
through its extensive network of laboratories and offices and over 20,000
people in more than 100 countries around the world.

    About Intertek Ageus Solutions

    Ageus Solutions, a unit of Intertek Testing Services, is a leader in
global environmental compliance, consulting, technology services and product
stewardship.  Intertek Ageus Solutions provides a comprehensive approach to
compliance including on-call consulting, product testing and analysis and
corporate education.
    Intertek Ageus Solutions offers compliance services related to chemicals
and materials restrictions (REACH, RoHS, TSCA and California Proposition 65);
electronic products, treatment instructions and e-waste (WEEE, Japan Green);
and by-product waste requirements (including battery, cable and packaging
requirements.) In addition, Intertek Ageus Solutions is the North American
leader in Japan Green, RoHS, WEEE, and China RoHS compliance, providing
manufacturers with the expertise to meet and surmount the challenges presented
by these and other emerging environmental regulations.
    Intertek Ageus Solutions has implemented environmental compliance
solutions for hundreds of manufacturers and distributors from across the globe
including Europe, the US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Israel,
Taiwan and China.

For further information:

For further information: Nicole Cooper, Corporate Communications
Director, Intertek Ageus Solutions, (613) 599-4321,,

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