ISO 13485 Manufacturing

Why ISO 13485 Might Not Be Enough for Your Medical Device Manufacturing Process

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 [...]

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Design Control Medical Device

A Simplified Introduction to Medical Device Design Control

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 [...]

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development of medical device product lifecycle

The Four Phases of Medical Device Product Development Lifecycle

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, refinement, and adaptation, to result in a workable base for developing a medical device that is effective to use, feasible to produce, and can achieve regulatory compliance. 2. Design & Development New Process Development (NPD) Medical device product design should be carried out with manufacturing in mind. From the early stages of [...]

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