July 28, 2011

Millstone Medical Outsourcing Grows Mechanical Inspection Cell, Expansion Includes Additional Facility Space, Staff, Enhanced Quality

FALL RIVER, Mass., July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Millstone Medical Outsourcing announced today that the company recently completed an expansion of its advanced mechanical inspection cell. The inspection division now operates in 5,000 square feet, an increase of 1,500 square feet of facility space. The inspection staff, which now numbers 24, includes applications engineers, three levels of mechanical inspectors, receiving inspectors, and quality review inspectors. As a result of the growth in staff, the inspection cell is able to run two eight-hour shifts and averages a 24 hour throughput. Millstone, outsource partner to the nation's top orthopedic companies, is the fast-growing provider of advanced inspection, clean room packaging, loaner kit processing, and distribution services to medical and dental device manufacturers worldwide.

The expansion of the mechanical inspection division enables Millstone Medical to deepen quality standards. In addition to geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) training, inspectors are cross-trained on Coordinate Measuring Machine protocols to ensure the highest quality process. Strict standardization of policies and procedures provides a consistent level of inspection. All product is inspected to a customer's exact requirements, and any quality issues are immediately and effectively communicated through program managers. Finally, Millstone captures best practices from across the industry and offers timely, relevant feedback to customers for the purpose of improving quality and throughput.

"One of the ways we strive to differentiate Millstone's inspection capabilities is by adapting to the specific needs of our customers," said Chris Ramsden, Millstone Chief Executive Officer. "The growth of Millstone's advanced mechanical inspection cell is a testament to our commitment to continue to invest resources in facilities, professionals, and services to better serve our customers."

About Millstone Medical Outsourcing

Millstone Medical Outsourcing is a leading provider of customized outsourcing solutions to the medical device industry. With a client roster of over 50 prominent companies in the orthopedic sector alone, including nine of the top ten, Millstone delivers superior quality service, unparalleled expertise, and guaranteed ROI. The company offers advanced inspection, sterile and non-sterile packaging, loaner kit processing, and distribution services to device and product manufacturers worldwide. Millstone is privately-held and operates state-of-the-art facilities in Fall River, MA, and Memphis, TN. The company is FDA registered and ISO certified by BSI, Inc. to ISO 13485: 2003. For more information, please visit www.millstonemedical.com.

SOURCE Millstone Medical Outsourcing