Medical Device Recalls – How to Handle in a Compliant, Diligent Manner

How to link these processes link to other parts of your Quality Management System. We’ll cover best practices so you can be prepared for a possible post-recall FDA inspection.

A Medical Device Recall (MDR) can be a handful to deal with. It not only indicates that the device has a quality issue; failing to address an MDR rightly can lead to loss of reputation, not to speak of regulatory penal actions from the FDA. It is up to the company whose device has been recalled, to take prompt, prescribed action. Its actions should be proportionate to the level of risk the faulty device poses.

An MDR should be planned well in advance, for it is not something that a medical device can handle hastily, in a piecemeal fashion. The ways by which to prepare for an MDR is thus a matter of crucial importance. GlobalCompliancePanel, a leading provider of professional training for all the areas of regulatory compliance, will offer this valuable learning at a six-hour webinar it is organizing on October 28.

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Susanne Manz, an accomplished leader in the medical device industry with emphasis on quality, compliance, and Six Sigma, will be the speaker at this session. To enroll for this webinar, please visit https://www.globalcompliancepanel.com/virtual-seminar/6-hour-virtual-seminar-on-medical-device-recalls—how-to-handle-in-a-compliant,-diligent-manner-10304LIVE

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Even a high degree of preparation by a medical device company cannot completely rule out quality issues that result in a recall. There is no substitute for preparation. The objective of this webinar is to offer learning to its participants on how to prepare for an MDR. Susanne will explain how to decipher signals that could trigger a recall. She will also explain how to face the investigation and what actions are required, what corrective and preventive actions need to be taken, and how to send out notifications to customers and the regulatory bodies.

The expert will give a thorough understanding of the regulatory requirements for dealing with an MDR. She will help understand FDA expectations and regulations, and what to understand and learn from 483s and Warning Letters. The ways of putting robust processes, the basis to efficiently and effectively managing failure investigations, will be explained.

This webinar will also give a proper understanding of recalls, and explain the appropriate corrective and preventive actions that need to be taken. The ways in which these processes link to other aspects of the Quality Management System will be explained. It will give an idea of the best practices for making an MDR efficient. This will help participants prepare for a possible post-recall FDA inspection.

This webinar will have the following agenda:

  • Regulatory Expectations
  • Medical device authority and guidance
  • Complaint Handling, Medical Device Reporting, and Recall requirements
  • Recall Types and Classifications
  • Failure Investigation
  • Difference between a product enhancement and a recall
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Non-conforming material control
  • Recall strategy and FDA notification
  • Required Communications
  • Firm’s MDR reporting and FDA’s handling of MDRs
  • Lessons learned and enforcement case studies
  • Processes and Procedures
  • Linkages between Complaint Handling, MDRs, Recalls, and CAPA
  • Corrective and Preventive Action
  • Minimize your risk of regulatory actions
  • FDA’s new guidance on risk
  • Preparing for an FDA Inspection

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About the expert: Black Belt, Master Black Belt, Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC) and Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) Susanne Manz brings an extensive background in quality and compliance for medical devices, which spans all areas from new product development, to operations, to post-market activities. Her consulting business provides services to help medical device companies achieve world-class quality and compliance.

Author: GlobalCompliancePanel-Training

GlobalCompliancePanel is an online training gateway delivering high quality regulatory & compliance trainings in a simple, cost effective and in a user friendly format.

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