Risk Management – part of a Quality Management System?

Risk Management is a key and mandatory part of a medical device development process. Unfortunately, Risk Management is often treated as merely an exercise required to achieve compliance rather than a tool to achieve an optimum design and to ensure the safety of the medical device. Let’s see how to get the best out of […]

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What is Document Control? Automated vs Paper-Based?

Although this process can be extremely complicated and interlaced in large corporations, the requirements for Document Control are actually quite simple. Let’s give a look at them: ISO 13485:2016 – it’s all in two paragraphs, §4.2.4 and §4.2.5: (a) Documents must be approved, i.e. have signatures (electronic or handwritten); (b) If reviewed or modified, they […]

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New Medical Devices Regulation & Risk Management

The revised Medical Devices Regulation (MDR) will change the regulatory environment of medical devices in Europe to a more stringent one. Compared to the MDD, the MDR promotes a life-cycle approach similar to what the US FDA and many international standards advocate. MDR highlights the importance of medical device risk management. Although risk management has […]

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What is FMEA and when to use RPN?

Per ISO 14971, “Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Failure Mode, Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA) are techniques by which an effect or consequences of individual components are systematically identified and is more appropriate as the design matures.” We won’t go into the details of the FMEA, but often we were asked to explain when (and […]

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SoftComply Risk Manager for Atlassian JIRA Cloud users now available!

SoftComply is pleased to announce that the first add-on for product risk management for JIRA Cloud users has arrived. SoftComply Risk Manager is a fully customizable risk management tool allowing users to identify, manage, mitigate, verify, trace and report product risks. Developed specifically for the needs of safety-critical product risk management, SoftComply Risk Manager provides […]

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