In the following article we cover some of the common mistakes that are made when transferring medical device manufacturing to high volume. The ability to identify these areas at an early stage together with proper management, can be critical to a medical device’s lifecycle. These common pitfalls that result in costly corrective actions can be avoided altogether.
Introduction It’s not uncommon for companies to seek a device manufacturer after having completed the prototype development phase. That’s because they mistakenly assume that the product development team has manufacturability in mind. On the contrary however, experience shows that during development, engineers will focus on design outputs to meet the design inputs. And not enough focus goes into product manufacturability as is necessary. It is absolutely critical to involve the device manufacturer from early on in the design phase. Otherwise, companies run the risk of developing products that will have issues with manufacturability that pose serious challenges in later stages. This study [...]
This article is a brief summary in the form of a Q&A, about the key changes and most important points of the new EU medical device regulation.
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In this article we outline the FDA medical device classification process.
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Israel is considered to be amongst the world leaders in the field of medical devices. The total number of granted patents in the area of medical devices, positions Israel at the first place in the world in patents per capita, and in the fourth place in terms of absolute number of patents.
ISO 13485 manufacturing is an established quality standard, pertaining to medical device manufacturers. However, as with any quality standard, it is more a set of general guidelines which every manufacturer applies to their own situation according to their status, infrastructure, and working conditions, rather than a recipe for success. There are multiple ways in which it can be applied to each manufacturer’s case, therefore making each medical device manufacturer responsible for guaranteeing their operational effectiveness and success, independent of their ISO 13485 manufacturing certification. An Overview Of ISO 13485 Manufacturing Quality Standard First published in 1996, ISO 13485 in manufacturing is [...]
Often, when working on developing a medical device and its design control, 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 [...]
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, [...]