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The European Commission proposed MDR delay

The European Commission proposed MDR delay

The Medical Device Regulation (MDR) was due to become fully applicable on 26 May 2020. However, the outbreak of COVID-19 has placed unexpected pressures on economic operators, notified bodies and competent authorities. The European Commission has faced increasing pressure to implement a delay as the novel coronavirus has taken hold of Europe and much of the...
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NEW MDR: May 2020 postponed

NEW MDR: May 2020 postponed

qmsWrapper has already written about the New EU Medical Device Regulation (MDR), and what you can expect when it comes into effect. Everyone is aware that all Medical Device companies that sell medical products in Europe must hold up to the new regulation. Companies that do not follow this regulation will not be allowed to...
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An effect of COVID-19 on upcoming  quality and regulatory interactions

An effect of COVID-19 on upcoming quality and regulatory interactions

COVID-19 is now in full swing. Its spread is felt through pressure on world healthcare organizations. Nonetheless, no delay in the regulatory approval of medical device products has been observed so far. Potential delays in regulatory communication and meetings will continue for months. 'Stay At Home' measures and the very limited allowable travel, with no...
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Medical Device Trade Shows after COVID-19

Medical Device Trade Shows after COVID-19

In a time when a lot of changes happen in a short time, we have to be quick and try to adapt to changes. Life does not stop, shows must go on! The majority of medical tradeshows are postponed, and we will help you be updated. Let us remind you why are tradeshows so important for every...
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The Ultimate Content List of Technical File for CE marking

The Ultimate Content List of Technical File for CE marking

You, as a medical device manufacturer, are responsible for gathering certain key information about your device for the CE mark. When we say key information, we mean technical documentation. All those documents you have to have it in one place, organized, before providing the final EU Declaration of Conformity. A soon as you put together and...
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8 things to know about CE approval process for Medical Devices

8 things to know about CE approval process for Medical Devices

As a medical device manufacturer which wants to place its product on the European market, you must be aware of all requirements to do so. Of course, one of the first things, you need to comply with Europe’s Medical Device Regulation (MDR). There are few ways to do so, and it’s known as conformity assessment routes. We...
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5 things you must know about CE Mark

5 things you must know about CE Mark

CE mark? It’s a symbol, it’s a declaration, it’s a proof, it’s validation, it’s European. As a medical device manufacturer, you are aware of the importance of FDA approval, of course, if you are in America. If you are chasing the European market, you know about the CE mark. In case you are MedDev Start-up, planning to...
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How CAPA should be verified?

How CAPA should be verified?

“Efficiency without Effectiveness misses the Purpose Effectiveness without Efficiency misses all the Profit Effectiveness with Efficiency brings Performance.” ― Martin U.  Ugwu   Verifying the effectiveness of corrective and preventive actions (CAPAs) closes the loop between identifying a problem and completing the actions to solve it. Reminder: The main purpose of corrective and preventive actions (CAPA) is to improve the organization processes...
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4 steps how to carry out RCA

4 steps how to carry out RCA

Why? Where? How? When? What? Most problems don’t have obvious solutions. That’s why they remain problems, and that’s why, it’s necessary to be aware of underlying causes, especially when planning to carry out a root cause analysis. Root cause analysis is basically a process with a systematic approach for identifying a problem. It provides companies a way to prevent...
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Top 20 Medical Device Conferences and Trade Shows 2019

Top 20 Medical Device Conferences and Trade Shows 2019

The power of trade shows is impressive. From showcasing your newest products, to expand your customer base, close sales, keep an eye on your competition, expand your distributor network, meet face to face with your remote customers, expand your industry contacts, recruit new employees, explore new product offerings, keep up on the latest regulatory trends,...
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Pitfalls and Best Practices in Establishing a Quality Manual

Pitfalls and Best Practices in Establishing a Quality Manual

It takes the same amount of time and effort to create a good quality manual as it does a bad one. Oftentimes, far less... In this article, we will discuss how to establish, operate and maintain a good one: Introduction (what is a QM, and what should include) Common mistakes in establishing a QM, and how to avoid them Pro...
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Do you know how secure your documents really are?

Do you know how secure your documents really are?

Data loss or damage is costly, extremely risky and can affect your brand reputation. Perils might come in many forms, as natural disasters (e.g. hurricanes, floods, fire) or uncontrollable human errors, power surges, technical malfunctions and increasingly malware attacks. You need a backup plan and the ability to restore your data quickly. Warning steps through infographics While...
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Advantages of Cloud Based QMS and Project Management Software

Advantages of Cloud Based QMS and Project Management Software

Advantages in numbers Every industry or organization is working hard to achieve success and to ensure their service and product safety. Nowadays, it is hard to imagine the work without an electronic, cloud-based QMS or project management tool.  Cloud-based tools are the most searched software today, they are easy to obtain through the internet, they are flexible,...
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ISO 13485 – 2016 Checklist

ISO 13485 – 2016 Checklist

A checklist on where to start, and what to do first   Whether you are freshly minted into the QMS position or you are a founder of a Startup or a product manager with a new project, you’re reading this because your strategy requires QMS oversight and your first question is likely “where to start” and “what...
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The Purpose of a Quality Management System

The Purpose of a Quality Management System

Small businesses typically face a struggle to succeed in a competitive MedDev marketplace. Companies that offer quality services or products are better positioned to not only survive but prosper. A well-managed QMS is paramount to success.   What is a good Quality Management System? QMS systems come in all flavors and shapes, some are industry-specific, others more general,...
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Approval Workflows in QMS

Approval Workflows in QMS

Issues in approval workflows Achieving and maintaining compliance is not an easy job as both ISO and FDA regulations require that documents be approved before they are officially distributed or used either inside or outside the company. Obtaining approval from a group of people for a project plan, a proposal, or any other required document can...
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Balancing Priorities when everything is #1

Balancing Priorities when everything is #1

Ballance as a secret to success Every given task needs to have a clear priority. In the medical device industry, when everything seems so important, and you are not sure where to begin, it's crucial to collect all your tasks, identify them, maybe order them by estimated effort, etc.. Especially if you are a beginner, your to-do...
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Documents in a Paperless Office, Find a Needle in the Haystack

Documents in a Paperless Office, Find a Needle in the Haystack

The QMS documentation – especially for a complex project – can be endless and impenetrable. All of us are familiar with the pain of trying to make order out of complete file chaos, or the vain hope of finding a particular document in a pile of paperwork, be it old-school paper-based or modern electronic software...
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Where Did the Time Go? - Poor Time Management

Where Did the Time Go? - Poor Time Management

One of the challenges managers face today is that all is happening in the present time and everything is urgent. But, many of them are not focused on the most important things they need to do to help their team be successful.   How Managers Make Things Worse? Good time management requires driving attention from activities to results: being...
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Quality Manual or Workflow Processes? What should I establish first?

Quality Manual or Workflow Processes? What should I establish first?

  So, what documentation hierarchy should we adopt? It turns out that this question is a classic for a reason. People have been asking it for many years, and there is more than a little confusion on the answer. The Quality Manual requires many references to the applied company and the workflow processes. Synchronously, most quality management related...
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QMS for Beginners – A quick guide on where to Start ! …Part 4

QMS for Beginners – A quick guide on where to Start ! …Part 4

  12. Customer Support and Life Cycle management Customer support is not the issue at this time. You need to develop and finish your product first, then get it cleared through FDA and CE Approved. You need a system that’s focused on those issues. Don’t get confused by these future requirements. There is time enough to figure...
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QMS for Beginners – A quick guide on where to Start ! …Part 3

QMS for Beginners – A quick guide on where to Start ! …Part 3

  The 13 items that will guide you through the implementation of QMS ...Let's pick up where we left off !   8. Selecting the right system to support your Compliance Compliance Solutions are essentially QMS based solutions. They come in all shapes and sizes. Some solutions, such as ZenQMS are nothing more than forms tacked on to a project management...
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