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Mettler-Toledo (MTD) Release: Shedding New Light On Compliance And Regulatory Challenges

3/7/2014 8:27:42 AM

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (March 6, 2014) – In today’s highly regulated laboratory environments, auditors are increasingly more vigilant of daily compliance concerns that can evade the day-to-day users, and in the long run can cause serious compliance issues in GMP regulated laboratories. The key point to demonstrate to any compliance inspector is that you are in control—this starts with accurate weighing. Regulated laboratories ensure that day-to-day weighing operations are performed accurately, and help reduce weighing errors that could lead to out-ofspecification, out-of-trend or out-of-expectation (OOS, OOT or OOE) results.

METTLER TOLEDO Excellence balances help save time and worry by avoiding laboratory investigations caused by improper procedures. METTLER TOLEDO introduces XPE/ XSE Analytical Balances—the newest line of Excellence Plus analytical balances, featuring a green status light for at-a-glance accurate weighing. The green light provides a quick and easy indicator that all systems are a go! If corrective action is needed, such as calibration, level adjustment, or service to the balance, the user is clearly alerted with a yellow or red status light.

Green Means Proceed with Confidence (Worry-Free Weighing at a Glance!)

The innovative status light is built into the base of the new range of Excellence Analytical Balances XPE/XSE, and indicates whether the factors for good weighing practice are within acceptable ranges; if not, the light warns the user that the balance is not ready for use. The status light works on the principle of a traffic signal: • Red means an error. The balance must not be used until the error is corrected.

• Yellow indicates a warning, for example that the Test Manager has pushed a test to the balance or you are operating in the grace period before a recalibration is required. The balance can still be used.

• Green means go. No problems detected and the balance is ready for accurate weighing.

The safety features linked to the status light are designed to ensure the accuracy and correctness of the balance measurement.

Get it Right the First Time…Every Time

Getting analytical balance weighing right the first time, avoiding laboratory investigations, and demonstrating compliance are major challenges in today’s regulated laboratories. In addition to the revolutionary status light, which gives even the least experienced user the green light to weigh, METTLER TOLEDO has reinvented the Excellence Plus range of analytical balances with the following features:

• Advanced control of the internal calibration features of the balance is now user-defined. The temperature trigger for an internal calibration can be set between 1—3°K. In addition, the “as found” and “as left” results of an internal calibration are recorded for review.


Shedding New Light on Compliance and Regulatory Challenges

• The updated TestManager defines the masses to be used for external calibration, the acceptance limits of the results, and the time interval until the next calibration.

• StaticDetect technology detects electrostatic charge on the sample and/or its container. The weighing error is measured and a warning is given if the user-defined limit is exceeded. Antistatic measures can then be employed. For the highest process security, release of the weighing result can be blocked.

These features combine to ensure the accuracy and correctness of analytical balance measurements for regulated laboratories and provide confidence when facing an inspector.

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Join Us – Upcoming OOS Webinar

“Avoid Out-of-Specification (OOS) Results: Weighing and Sample Prep Tips”

Please join us Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at 11:00 AM EDT as Mr. Edward Szczesny of Rhodes Pharmaceuticals and Dr. Joanne Ratcliff of METTLER TOLEDO share insights on how to avoid out-of-spec results, prepare gravimetric samples, and ensure accurate weighing procedures.

To register for this webinar, visit


METTLER TOLEDO is a leading global manufacturer of precision instruments. The Company is the world’s largest manufacturer and marketer of weighing instruments for use in laboratory, industrial and food retailing applications. The Company also holds top-three market positions in several related analytical instruments markets and is a leading provider of automated chemistry systems used in drug and chemical compound discovery and development.

Additional information about METTLER TOLEDO can be found at

Shana Richards
Media Relations Manager
(614) 438-4936
Lauren Eiter
BU Market Manager, LabTec
(614) 786-7435
Mettler-Toledo, LLC

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