• ISO 14971:2019 Risk Management: Keeping up with current expectations

    December 16, 2020 By Kathleen McHugh, Systems Lead Engineer, MPR Associates, Inc.

    With the update to internationally recognized standard ISO 14971: Medical devices — Application of risk management to medical devices late in 2019, many manufacturers have taken a hard look at strengthening their post-production procedures over the past year to make improvements to how risk is managed throughout the entire product lifecycle.

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  • Risk Management ISO Standards – ISO 14971: 2019 and ISO TR 24971: 2019

    October 29, 2020 By Homi Dala, Consultant, Brandwood CKC

    This article explores the definitive risk management standard for medical devices (ISO 14971) and the accompanying guidance on its application (ISO TR 24971) revised in December 2019. Although the basic foundation and structure of the risk management process has not changed from previous versions, revisions were undertaken to provide device manufactures with more clarity on critical aspects of risk management and hazard identification ensuring risk is effectively managed across all stages of the product lifecycle.

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  • Leveraging the Value of Quality in Your Business Through ISO

    September 11, 2018 by Christine Park, Founder and Owner, Christine Park and Associates

    Rather than viewing ISO as a burden, think of it as a standard upon which you can build a foundation for the sustainability and growth of your business. Learn how to use ISO as a catalyst to align a quality management system (QMS) with the strategic direction of your company.

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  • Top 5 Medical Device Industry Trends in 2018: Atypical Medical Device Technology Will Become More Typical

    June 28, 2018 by David Jensen, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    Technology companies outside of the health care sector continue to carve out a niche in the medical device industry. This trend makes the competition more flammable. Still, in many ways, disruptive technology developers may need to call upon their incumbent counterparts for assistance with navigating the regulatory pathway to compliance. This article discusses some of the regulatory stumbling blocks that could impact non-traditional medical device developers.

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  • Your Top 10 Questions About ISO 13485:2016—Answered!

    February 2, 2017 by Lisa Weeks, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    In early 2016, the International Standards Organization (ISO) published the long-awaited revised version of ISO 13485:2016, the standard which provides device makers with a framework for establishing a quality management system (QMS). Because it is the first major revision to the standard in 13 years, questions abound. In this post, we will tackle the most common questions asked by attendees during the many ISO 13485:2016-centric webinars we offered last year. We will also tap into the expertise

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