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10+ essential things what MedDev startups must know

10+ essential things what MedDev startups must know

It is not easy to build a Medical Device. And we all know that every beginning is hard. Therefore, for startups, it’s quite a challenge. But fear not. More you know, easier it is. Since the 2000s, MedDev startups have become more important in the global economy and the business environment is changing accordingly. To survive...
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Enterprise-grade Processing Engine

Enterprise-grade Processing Engine

Massive update of the year is happening and qmsWrapper’s Users will be thrilled to find out what is new in one of the 4 upgrades – Process Engine. qmsWrapper’s core functionality was transformed from a tasks-based system to an enterprise-grade Processing Engine – to better support and enable your business workflows. Along with the Process Editor, business...
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Cup of Joe #45 - How to choose a good manufacturer?

Cup of Joe #45 - How to choose a good manufacturer?

Before making any big decision, it’s always recommendable to think it through. It’s not an easy task to find a good outsourced manufacturer for your needs, for your medical device that should conquer the market. Especially if you don’t know much about the technical part but you are aware of what your product’s requirements are, getting...
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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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Cup of Joe 43# - Treat the cause, not the symptom

Cup of Joe 43# - Treat the cause, not the symptom

What is the root cause analysis? Root Cause Analysis is something that we all do when we want to solve a problem for good. But what RCA actually means? It means to find what caused the problem, to find out not only what went wrong in the beginning, but how, when and why as well. Basically, RCA is...
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Cup of Joe 42# - Dealing with CAPA

Cup of Joe 42# - Dealing with CAPA

CAPA is a system that consists of improvements taken to eliminate the causes of non-conformities or any other undesirable situation within an organization’s process. CAPA importance Every company should develop a strategy for CAPA as part of its overall quality system. To manage the suitable CAPA activity, it is important to track, manage and evaluate all different quality...
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CAPA Checklist - Step by Step Guide

CAPA Checklist - Step by Step Guide

CAPA – Corrective action Preventive action The purpose of corrective and preventive action is to collect and inspect information, identify and examine the product or potential quality problems, then take suitable and effective corrective/preventive action. It’s a process of improvement taken to eliminate causes of possible malfunction, problem or another unwanted situation.  It’s also a process which...
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Cup of Joe 40# - Documents and procedures amendment

Cup of Joe 40# - Documents and procedures amendment

It's one thing to become ISO certified, but maintaining the certification is another thing with all the updates and new records. Besides following the processes and procedures that were set, it's also required to improve processes and all recorded as evidence. That means keeping up with your documentation, updating procedures when the processes change, modify work...
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Cup of Joe 38# - There is such a thing like painless audit?

Cup of Joe 38# - There is such a thing like painless audit?

An audit is the verification of activities – process or quality system in order to ensure compliance with some requirements. As such audits always generate tension and anxiety – because you know that some stranger is coming to check your work and could give you a failing grade! Painless = prepared, the more prepared, the more...
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Cup of Joe 37# - Why we have to perform an audit?

Cup of Joe 37# - Why we have to perform an audit?

At work, nothing raises the hairs on the back of your neck like the word “audit”. What audit means to you? Audits mean fault, mistake, short-coming and blame, fault, culpability all wrapped in disappointment – you have failed!  The bullies incorporate love them! But the wise manager embraced them and uses them to pre-empt the bullies, by...
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Cup of Joe 36# - Scary word “Audit”

Cup of Joe 36# - Scary word “Audit”

An Audit is the on-site verification activity of a process or quality system, to ensure compliance to requirements. An audit can apply to an entire organization or might be specific to a function, process, or production step. A system audit also delivers objective evidence concerning the need for a reduction, elimination and most importantly, prevention of...
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Cup of Joe 32# - Good Customer Service Reduces Problems

Cup of Joe 32# - Good Customer Service Reduces Problems

Problems are always going to arise for any business no matter how hard you try to avoid them. While you can’t run a perfect business with all smooth situations, at qmsWrapper we can ensure friction doesn’t become an issue. You can always voice your challenges, we treat every issue as special, and not just another...
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Weekly Cup of Joe 31# - Move Your Budget into the Right Direction

Weekly Cup of Joe 31# - Move Your Budget into the Right Direction

There are countless benefits to implement a quality management system. We can all agree that an organization’s quality performance affects its bottom line. So, think of the investment in modern QMS software as an investment in preventing quality issues. How to choose the right software? The problem is with so many QMS software out there to choose from,...
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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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Weekly Cup of Joe #28 – Is Employee Training Worth the Investment?

Weekly Cup of Joe #28 – Is Employee Training Worth the Investment?

Without proper employee training, business will likely see minimum success. Smart companies invest in the development of their employees. QMS Joe will guide you with handy tips & tricks to streamline your way to compliance.  Employee Training is deemed as the most important thing where the employees feel valued and develop an attachment to the overall mission of...
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Ultimate Tips and Guidelines to Fine Tune Your Employee Trainings

Ultimate Tips and Guidelines to Fine Tune Your Employee Trainings

Tips and guidelines to create an efficient workforce and keep your business functioning at a high level. (ISO 90001, ISO13485, FDA510K)   Nobody wants to hire a person that is unable to do a job to a satisfactory standard. This is especially true when it comes to QMS related functions and activities. Besides, the candidate’s adequate competency...
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Validating or Not Validating for Intended Use?

Validating or Not Validating for Intended Use?

When I say Validation For Intended Use, most of you picture an extensive documentation required by ISO and FDA. Although Validation for intended use documentation is useful for several reasons (ensure accuracy, reliability, consistent intended performance, the ability to discern invalid or altered records, etc.) people mainly think of it as a regulatory requirement only. In FDA's...
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Weekly Cup of Joe #27 – Validating With The Wrong Requirements

Weekly Cup of Joe #27 – Validating With The Wrong Requirements

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... your strategy requires QMS oversight. QMS Joe will guide you with handy tips & tricks to streamline your way to compliance. Validating your system for FDA and ISO Both FDA and ISO13485...
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The Quality Manual F.A.Q. – Quality Manual Writing Tips

The Quality Manual F.A.Q. – Quality Manual Writing Tips

To pass a certification body audit, a Quality Management System must be an auditable entity with a neat Quality Manual. How to get useful ‘written stuff’? For hints on what to do, see the Quality manual writing tips part 2, in this short and clear infographic we collected 13 of the top F.A.Q.s and answers. If you want...
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Weekly Cup of Joe #26 – Advantages of An Integrated PM and QMS

Weekly Cup of Joe #26 – Advantages of An Integrated PM and QMS

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... your strategy requires QMS oversight. QMS Joe will guide you with handy tips & tricks to streamline your way to compliance. Bolt-on Quality Management Apps put the cart before the horse The mistake...
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