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About Medaval
Incorporated in 1989 as Medical Device Assessment Ltd, the company abbreviated its name to Medaval (Medical device assessment and validation) in 2015.
The company is a non-profit organisation servicing consumers who are oblivious to the science behind medical devices.
The purpose of the site is to provide, for all purchasers of medical devices, an identifiable mark, the Medaval Certificate of Accreditation and its Brand logo, Certified as Accurate, indicating proven measurement accuracy to current standards.
The site provides a unique and comprehensive resource for information on medical devices that will provide the user, whether a health professional or lay patient, with an up-to-date assessment of the accuracy and quality of all devices providing measurements or indices of health and disease.
We survey blood pressure monitors, blood glucose meters and pulse oximeters available on the market. These are assessed for accuracy in strict compliance to standard protocols and are awarded star-ratings accordingly.
Medaval provides accreditation, validation and equivalence services. Manufacturers are welcome to contact us for more details.
Read these articles about Medaval on PubMed and WHO.

Picone DS, Padwal R, Stergiou GS, Cohen JB, McManus RJ, Eckert S, Asayama K, Atkins N, Rakotz M, Lombardi C, Brady TM, Sharman JE. How to find and use validated blood pressure measuring devices. J Hum Hypertens. Epub: 2022 Jul 1. doi: 10.1038/s41371-022-00718-5. PMID: 35778537. Available from: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41371-022-00718-5.pdf.

Picone DS, Campbell NRC, Schutte AE, Olsen MH, Ordunez P, Whelton PK, Sharman JE. Validation Status of Blood Pressure Measuring Devices Sold Globally. JAMA. 2022 Feb 15;327(7):680-681. doi: 10.1001/jama.2021.24464. PMID: 35166811. PMCID: PMC8848194.

Picone DS, Padwal R, Campbell NRC, Boutouyrie P, Brady TM, Olsen MH, Delles C, Lombardi C, Mahmud A, Meng Y, Mokwatsi GG, Ordunez P, Phan HT, Pucci G, Schutte AE, Sung KC, Zhang XH, Sharman JE; Accuracy in Measurement of Blood Pressure (AIM-BP) Collaborative. How to check whether a blood pressure monitor has been properly validated for accuracy. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2020 Dec;22(12):2167-2174. doi: 10.1111/jch.14065. Epub 2020 Oct 5. PMID: 33017506. PMCID: PMC8030032.

HEARTS in the Americas Regulatory Pathway to the Exclusive Use of Validated Blood Pressure Measuring Devices. Washington, D.C.: Pan American Health Organization; 2021. License: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO. doi: https://doi.org/10.37774/9789275124864. Available from: Pan American Health Organization.

Lombardi C, Ordunez P. HEARTS in the Americas Technical Note: Technical resources relevant to the accuracy of blood pressure measurement. Washington, D.C.: Pan American Health Organization; Sep 2020. Available from: Pan American Health Organization.