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SGS’s state-of-the-art laboratory in Suwanee, Georgia, USA, has expanded its range of CB scheme services to include safety and performance testing on, and provide certification for:

  • Electroencephalographs (EEG) under IEC 60601-2-26
  • Electromyographs and evoked response equipment under IEC 60601-2-40

Accreditation was given by the IEC System for Conformity Assessment Schemes for Electrotechnical Equipment and Components (IECEE).

The CB Scheme is a global system promoting the mutual acceptance of test reports and certificates regarding the safety of electrical and electronic components, equipment and products. It is a driving force in making sure only safe, consistent and well-made products enter the market.

These new standards both require additional marking and manual requirements:

  • IEC 60601-2-26 must cover essential performance requirements – e.g. accuracy, DC voltage offsets and frequency response
  • IEC 60601-2-40 includes testing for accuracy of pulse duration, diagnostic and therapeutic pressure, and visual stimulator outputs

Each standard also has requirements relating to EMC requirements, in addition to those in IEC 60601-1-2.

Commenting on the accreditation, Robert Burek, Global Electro-Medical Technical Director, stated: “Adding IEC 60601-2-26 & 60601-2-40 to our electro-medical service offerings adds significant benefit to our Suwanee Laboratory. This addition allows for SGS to offer an even more complete CB service to our customers.”

SGS Electro-Medical Services

SGS offers a comprehensive testing, product inspection, process assessment and technical services covering the entire supply chain – from product development to retail. SGS are experts in working with electro-medical manufacturers and suppliers, helping reduce risk, improve efficiency and product quality, and ensure compliance against both national and international standards.

Learn more about SGS’s Electro-Medical Services.

For further information contact:

Robert Burek

Global Electro-Medical Technical Director



About SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 90,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,000 offices and laboratories around the world.