Supplier Management Conference for Medical Device Manufacturing in HONG KONG

  Overview: Supplier selection and management is one of the critical issues for medical device manufacturers. Suppliers provide materials and services to the device manufacturer, which means that they can be critical to performance and delivery of your device. Neither the FDA nor your notified body regulates your suppliers (with a few exceptions). They expect […]

Statistics for the Non-Statistician: Is it necessary?

Statistics for the non-statistician: Isn’t this some kind of a contradiction in terms? Why does a non-statistician need to rake his head over statistics? Is statistics a life skill or a lifesaving one? If it is not, why is statistics for the non-statistician necessary? At first glance, statistics for the non-statistician may appear unnecessary and […]

ISO 14971: 2012 and IEC 62304: 2006 mitigate risks in medical device software

ISO 14971:2012 and IEC 62304:2006 are related but different global standards for risk management pertaining to software used in medical devices. Judicious application of these two standards is the way to go for medical device companies. ISO 14971 and IEC 62304:2006 are global standards that govern risk management and lay out regulations and guidelines for […]

Software Validation Process for 21 CFR Part 11

Software Validation Process for 21 CFR Part 11 is all about authenticity and integrity of electronic signatures and records. Care should be taken to avoid confusion and get validation right. The FDA’s Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is a collection of laws that regulate the various government agencies. Different titles of the CFR govern respective […]

Comprehensive risk management is a must for medical device software

Diligent, complete and correct implementation of risk management of software used in medical devices that takes into consideration the gaps and corrects them from the start of product development is absolutely imperative. This is because of two critical reasons: Gaps, incorrect or incomplete implementation can retard or delay or make the certification/approval of medical products […]

Applied Statistics for product and process evaluation in design and manufacturing

Evaluating product and processes is an imperative for almost all design and/or manufacturing companies. These are the reasons for which this evaluation needs to be made: Managing risks Validation of processes Establishing product/process specifications to QC to such specifications Monitoring compliance to such specifications Lack of proper and thorough grasp of and correct implementation of […]

Implementing the 510 (K) correctly in compliance with the latest proposed FDA changes

A 510(K) is a premarket submission made to FDA to demonstrate that a device to be marketed is at least as safe and effective, meaning that which is substantially equivalent, to a legally marketed device that is not subject to premarket approval (PMA). There are three types of Premarket Notification 510(K)’s that may be submitted […]

Applied Statistics for product and process evaluation in design and manufacturing

Evaluating product and processes is an imperative for almost all design and/or manufacturing companies. These are the reasons for which this evaluation needs to be made: Managing risks Validation of processes Establishing product/process specifications to QC to such specifications Monitoring compliance to such specifications Lack of proper and thorough grasp of and correct implementation of […]