Inspections and Audits

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FDA Issues First Required Inspections Report, Covering 2017

In its first required inspection metrics report for 2017, the FDA found a median time of 35 days between inspection requests by the FDA to device manufacturing facilities and the beginning of inspections, and a median of five days between the beginning of a pre-approval inspection and the issuance of a Form 483. Read More

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Supplier Quality Metrics for Devicemakers: Predicting and Selecting the Best

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In the Supplier Quality Metrics for Devicemakers management report you’ll learn how to use predictive analysis of such metrics as delivery time, management efficiency and lot acceptance rate to identify suppliers you can count on and spot potential problems in the future. View

Top Tips for Dealing with the FDA - Webinar Recording/Transcript

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The FDA is an inescapable presence in your life. It can be supportive and helpful one day, then turn on a dime and make life quite difficult indeed. But you have a say in the matter. You can control this all-important relationship to your advantage. View

Meeting the Competence, Training and Awareness Rules for Medical Device Manufacturers - Webinar Recording/Transcript

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Device manufacture is a complicated business, but few areas are more rulebound than QMS. Many a devicemaker has come up short trying to stay abreast of the FDA’s QSR, ISO 13485:2016, and other ISOs while trying to comply with competence, training and awareness rules. View

CDRH Reorganized: New Strategies for Devicemakers

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CDRH Reorganized lays out all of the moving pieces and lets you know what to expect, how to take advantage of new opportunities and how to influence the direction of the new system. And you’ll hear it from one of the people most qualified to interpret the changes, former CDRH Associate Director of Policy Paul Gadiock. View

Setting and Measuring Quality Objectives for Medical Devices - Webinar Recording/Transcript

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Device quality must be implemented and communicated to the FDA, on pain of warning letters or worse. The rules and procedures are technical, involving both FDA rules and ISO 13485:2016. But mastery can be accomplished in only 90 minute View

Managing Cybersecurity Risks in the Medical Device and Healthcare Sectors - Webinar Recording/Transcript

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“Smart” medical devices offer juicy targets to mischief-makers, and the threat is a global one. From garden-variety hackers, to cyber-mercenaries, to nation-states bent on global chaos, devicemakers face uncharted regulatory and liability risks. View

New Direct Marking Requirements for UDIs - Webinar Recording/Transcript

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The FDA’s final guidance on UDI (unique device identification) raises as many questions as it answers. With full compliance for Class I, II and unclassified devices looming, lawyers are hard at work parsing the FDA’s language. View

Supplier Quality Metrics and Scorecards - Webinar Recording/Transcript

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The device supply chain can include hundreds of companies and stretch around the globe. Maintaining quality is a herculean task, yet the FDA requires it of you — at the risk of Forms 483, warning letters or worse. View

European Medical Device Regulations (EU MDR) - Webinar Recording/Transcript

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Devicemakers face a market upheaval in the EU. A new set of rules — the Medical Device Regulation (MDR) — will soon supplant the longstanding Medical Device Directive, forever changing how you sell medical devices in EU nations. View

The CDRH Reorganization - Webinar Recording/Transcript

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Device regulation is about to change in ways large and small, as the CDRH moves toward a total reorganization. After it’s complete, the principal medical device overseer is expected to take a total product life-cycle (TPLC) approach, whereby postmarket realizations are fed back into premarket data requirements. View

Lean Management to Improve Quality & Compliance - Webinar CD/Transcript

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“Lean management” has come to the drug and device world, improving quality, ensuring compliance and boosting profits for those who adapt its ways to the production floor. If you’re not among them yet, then listen up. View

Medical Device Calibration Program - Webinar Recording/Transcript

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Devicemakers: The quality of your manufacturing is only as good as the quality of your measuring equipment. But you can spend a fortune on metering devices and still turn out shoddy products. It all depends on how well they’re calibrated. View