Design Control Medical Device

A Simplified Introduction to Medical Device Design Control

Often, when working on developing a medical device, designers and engineers find themselves stuck or having to repeat the same processes, again and again, to fix and perfect their design. Considering these seven common steps for design and control of medical devices can help a team avoid some of the most common pitfalls. Since 1990 and 1993, the US (21 CFR 820.30) and EU (MDD 93/42/EEC) respectively included Medical Devices in their GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) set of rules and regulations, with the International Standards Organization (ISO) following suit in 1996 by publishing their voluntary ISO 13485 standard. These regulatory requirements [...]

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The Four Phases of Medical Device Product Development Lifecycle

The work that’s required to transition from the conception stage to the mass manufacturing of a medical device product, is as important as it is challenging. Proper management of medical device product development lifecycle can make the difference in bringing medical device products to market quickly and effectively. Here are the four phases you should prepare for when considering manufacturing a medical device product development lifecycle: 1. Conception This phase contains several steps from idea conception, the use context of the medical device, initial concept development, up to proof of concept. These ideation processes generate abstract concepts in need of further development, [...]

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