Medical Device Adverse Event Reporting Systems in EU, Canada and US

Medical device firms’ obligation doesn’t end upon obtaining a marketing clearance, approval, or certificates. Medical device manufacturers are required to report adverse events to the authorities (e.g., Competent Authorities, Health Canada and US FDA), where applicable. To achieve compliance and to remain compliant with the adverse event reporting requirements, it is imperative that medical device manufacturers […]

With Macy Foundation Grant, Drexel Teams with 12 Institutions to Enhance Professionalism in Medical Education

The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation has awarded a grant to Drexel University faculty to support the dissemination and enhancement of an online resource for teaching future health care providers about professionalism in medicine — including empathy, compassion, honesty, ethics and social justice. Dennis Novack, MD, associate dean of medical education at the College of Medicine, […]

Healthcare Compliance Professional Courses @ 10$ from GlobalCompliancePanel

Healthcare professionals now have a stronger reason than ever before to enroll for professional learning courses and upgrade their knowledge. GlobalCompliancePanel, a highly reputable provider of professional trainings for all the areas of regulatory compliance, will offer a pick of their healthcare compliance courses for just $10. Healthcare professionals have always been flocking to GlobalCompliancePanel […]

The Ultimate Guide To Design Controls For Medical Device Startups

    What’s this guide about anyway? Back in 1998, I started my career as a medical device product development engineer. At that time the FDA Design Controls regulations were still fairly new — not only to me — but the industry in general. In those days, we all struggled to understand how and what […]

Medical device companies need to get their design controls right

Design controls are among the most frequently cited areas for 483 and Warning Letter observations from the FDA, despite the regulatory agency considering this area as critical. It goes without saying that Design Controls are indispensable for ensuring the safety and effectiveness in the production of medical devices. Statistics show that a substantial percentage of […]

Statistics for Medical Professionals

Medical statistics, also called biostatistics, is an important area for medical professionals. Statistics and the medical professionals may not seem very easily associable with each other at first glance, but a deeper look suggests the connection between statistics and the medical profession. Statistics is a set of data and tables. These figures are meant to […]

GMPs for API Bulk Manufacturers

Till recently, till 2001 that is, Good Manufacturing Practices for Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) bulk manufacturers was carrying a bulky load on its shoulders, so to speak. GMP for active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) per se had no independent guidelines. The GMPs that they were to follow and implement were bunched with those of APIs for […]

Applying ISO 14971 and IEC 62304 to medical device software

Risk management of software used in medical devices has to be implemented diligently, completely and correctly, scrutinizing the gaps thoroughly and correcting them right from the very start of product development. This is critical because of the following reasons: Medical products that have gaps or are implemented incorrectly or incompletely suffer serious ailments such as […]

Medical products need to be validated for Radiation Sterilization

Do it right the first time” should be the mantra for medical device manufacturers that plan to make radiation products. Choosing the most functional and radiation resistant materials for their medical device will help them avoid the trouble of going through the post launch cycle of product revisions. To get this right, one simple line […]

The impact of effective complaint handling on quality system

Effective complaint handling makes an extremely important impact on the quality system. An effective complaint handling is at the core of a quality system. If a product enters the market having got FDA approval and still receives complaints, it means that the device needs to be worked on and the complaint redressed. Effective complaint handling […]