This concise book is broadly divided into 3 manageable parts. The first part introduces the standard ISO 13485 and the basics of Quality management systems. Part two then examines the key area of Design controls and there application to medical devices. Finally, an overview of Quality Risk management is provided. In the first instance, providing safe and effective medical devices depends on a sound basis' of design. However, how we see and rate risks also impacts the safety of products produced. A holistic approach to medical device manufacturing ensures Quality from design conception to commercial manufacturing. Following the principles within this short book will put the reader on the right track. An ideal reference for industry or academics or those wishing to have a physical resource.
Medical Devices Quality Management Systems: Strategy and Techniques for Improving Efficiency and Effectiveness is written for the needs of quality, compliance, and regulatory professionals in medical device companies. It includes secrets for developing an effective, yet efficient, Quality Management System (QMS) and explains how to create a vision, strategy, and tactical plans. Author Manz shares lessons on leadership, key roles and responsibilities within a medical device company, while also exploring the concepts of process ownership, individual accountability, and how to cultivate a culture of quality and compliance. This book is useful for all executive, functional leaders, and organizations in the highly regulated medical device industry. Provides practical, real-world guidance on developing an effective and efficient Quality Management System Presents a roadmap for QMS development Covers techniques to assess current state Includes discussions on tools, such as CAPA and Six Sigma that help define vision, strategy and quality plans
Medical Devices and Regulations: Standards and Practices will shed light on the importance of regulations and standards among all stakeholders, bioengineering designers, biomaterial scientists and researchers to enable development of future medical devices. Based on the authors’ practical experience, this book provides a concise, practical guide on key issues and processes in developing new medical devices to meet international regulatory requirements and standards. Provides readers with a global perspective on medical device regulations Concise and comprehensive information on how to design medical devices to ensure they meet regulations and standards Includes a useful case study demonstrating the design and approval process
This book will be a substantial revision, which will reflect the new version of the ISO 13485:2016. This represents the standard protocols that all medical device manufacturers must follow, in the fabrication of their products. It will focus on changes in the structure of the quality management system; change in the documentation for quality managemeent systems and finally, present the different methods of implementation of the standard requirements within the organization.This new version was initiated in 2016, thus all apprpriate enterprises using the old standard must convert to the new version, now available.The Second Edition will clarify, explain and demonstrate the new version.
The FDA and Worldwide Quality System Requirements Guidebook for Medical Devices
How have recent changes in domestic and international regulations affected quality management in the development and marketing of medical devices in the US and abroad? Consultants Daniel and Kimmelman take a close look at the Quality System Regulation (QsReg), the ISO 13485: 2003 standard and the ISO/TR 14969: 2004 guidance document as well as a number of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Global Harmonization Task Force (GHTF) guidance documents. The authors provide extensive commentary and notes an update their material to include such topics as the incorporation of principles of risk management into the medical device organizations' quality management systems (QMSs) and considerations of combination products. Daniel and Kimmelman include full coverage of the QSReg requirements, descriptions of comparable requirements in the ISO documents, excerpts of the FDA's responses to the QSReg preamble and excerpts from FDA guidance documents related to QMSs.
What is risk based thinking? Do you know how to address risks and opportunities? Did you ever analyzed risks? Are you sure it is that what the ISO 9001 expects? What do you really know about knowledge management? Can you identify the types of knowledge in your organization? How do you maintain knowledge? What is awareness in the eyes of the ISO 9001 Standard? Can you tell the relation between awareness and the effectiveness of the QMS? This book explains in details all the new issues and topics required by the ISO 9001:2015 Standard and gives you the tools and tricks to answer the new requirements. Just read and do. The table of contents in the book are identical to the table of contents of the standard so you can orient yourself quite easily and find the specific advice you are looking for.
Quality Control and Radiation Protection of the Patient in Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine
The purpose of this expanded field guide is to assist organizations, step-by-step, in implementing a quality management system (QMS) in conformance with ISO 13485:2016, whether from scratch or by transitioning from variations of the ISO 13485 family. In keeping with ISO 9000:2015s definition of quality as the degree to which a set of inherent characteristics fulfills requirements, Myhrberg, Raciti, and Myhrberg have identified the requirements and inherent characteristics (distinguishing features) for this expanded field guide. Within the guide, each subclause containing requirements is the focus of a two-page visual spread that consistently presents features that fulfill the requirements listed below. This guide will: -Provide a user-friendly guide to ISO 13485:2016s requirements for implementation purposes -Identify the documents/documentation required, along with recommendations on what to consider retaining/adding to a QMS during ISO 13485:2016 implementation -Guide internal auditor(s) regarding what to ask to verify that a conforming and effective QMS exists -Direct management on what it must do and should consider to satisfy ISO 13485:2016s enhanced requirements, as well as on the responsibilities for top management -Depict step-by-step in flowchart form what must occur to create an effective, conforming QMS
Many companies limp along from day-to-day treating the quality side of the business as a necessary evil, and doing only what is minimally necessary for compliance to regulations. This kind of approach to compliance almost always results in inefficiencies and sometimes can result in a curious kind of noncompliance. Documentation created with compliance as the sole consideration often ends up confusing the employees who must use the documentation. This book looks beyond what is necessary for compliance alone to address what makes a quality management system (QMS) both effective and efficient. This book also never forgets that real people must make any QMS work; the book provides a blueprint for creating a QMS that real people will find useful. After a review of the challenges that any medical device company faces in the world of today—the multiple sources of QMS requirements—the book poses a question: are we satisfied with the QMS we have now, or could we do better? If we want to do better, this book can help. This book offers: Advice that will lead to an effective and efficient QMS. Detailed guidance on the key decisions to be made regarding the quality system being established. Detailed ideas on how to execute those decisions. Up-to-date information on compliance to current regulations and standards and guidance on staying up to date. Specific examples of procedures. Information regarding requirements for combination products, such as a drug + device combination. Advice on incorporating risk management in the QMS.
Now! A Checklist for ANSI/AAMI/ISO Standard 13485:2003 Medical devices - Quality management systems- Requirements for regulatory purposes ISO 13485. This standard goes much further than ISO 9001 in requirements for documentation; and represents a major change in concept, being a stand-alone quality system standard for medical devices. The Checklist is an invaluable tool to ensure all the required documentation is identified for your organization. It clearly defines the procedures, plans, records, documents, audits and reviews that are required or suggested. This is a must have for all quality managers involved in ANSI/AAMI/ISO Standard 13485:2003 certification, presenting all the required items that are necessary to demonstrate evidence of conformity. It includes many suggestions for items that are not specifically required by the standard but hinted at in the text. The Checklist uses a classification scheme of physical evidence comprised of procedures, plans, records, documents, audits, and reviews. This standard calls out or suggests over 300+ items of physical evidence. The Checklist clarifies what is required for compliance by providing an easy-to-use product evidence list that will assist any organization to meet the requirements of this important standard. Every Checklist comes with four hours of free consultation. SEPT will answer any question concerning the standard or checklist for 60 days after purchase. Use the Checklist to save time and money, it will aid in meeting certain regulatory requirements! The Checklist is a quality product at a reasonable price!