IEC 60601 – Essential Performance, Safety and Risk Management

IEC 60601 is a series of technical standards for the safety and essential performance of medical electrical equipment. Although if focuses primarily on electromechanical devices, it also applies to aspects of the software components. It is a widely recognized standard that most, if not all, medical device companies have to comply with. The concept of […]

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New Features of SoftComply Risk Manager and Risk Manager Plus for Jira Server Users

We are happy to introduce to you a few new features of the SoftComply Risk Manager Plus and SoftComply Risk Manager Server version. User-Enabled Sorting of Data in the Risk Management Table Data in the risk management table has so far been automatically sorted – the sorting algorithm starts from the left most column in […]

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How to control your electronic Quality Management System in Confluence

In order to have a safe, traceable and manageable Quality Management System in Confluence we need to first take care of our user management. Controlled actions performed by the right people is the cornerstone of developing a safe product. Let’s first review a few definitions, we will then describe the goal of Quality Management System […]

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What is Software Tool Validation?

Modern medical device regulations are putting more and more emphasis on the management of software tools. These tools are software packages that are not part of the medical devices themselves, but support the device during its lifecycle. Nowadays companies use dozens of applications, ranging from accounting tools to email clients to software compilers. Of course […]

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What is FMEA?

FMEA stands for Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, it is a step-by-step approach for identifying all possible failures in a design, a manufacturing or assembly process, or a product or service. From ISO 14971: “FMEA is a technique by which the consequences of an individual fault mode are systematically identified and evaluated. It is an […]

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