Showing items tagged as Quality and Compliance

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    Understanding Auditor Checklists to Help Prepare for Audits and Inspections

    A checklist can be a simple yet powerful tool that you use to stay focused and complete essential tasks quickly and efficiently. As an auditor’s tool, a checklist can help ensure a well-planned, systematic, and consistent approach to audits. If the best way for an organization to survive an audit is to always be ready for one, you will be better prepared if you have an idea of what questions an auditor would ask.

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    Quality Assurance and Quality Control: What's the Difference When It Comes to Managing Quality?

    Quality assurance and quality control aren’t identical or interchangeable. Comparing the two functions to television’s most enduring police crime drama might help you explain their differences to your peers.

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    Risk Management: A Primer for Lean Quality Assurance

    Be proactive about managing risk. If you aren’t, you will find yourself managing a crisis instead. Learn more about the benefits of risk management and how it’s done.

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    Get Quality Clarity: Your Guide to Understanding Quality’s Interactive Elements

    To actualize quality, you first must define the concept and clarify its objectives. Explore the relationships between the various functions that contribute to the overall quality management system (QMS) and learn about the critical role digital tools play in helping companies meet their quality goals.

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    5 Critical Factors in the CAPA Process

    Just as the name implies, corrective and preventive actions (CAPA) requires action. The key is knowing exactly what kind of action to take to solve the problem and prevent it from happening again.

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    Adopting a Data-Driven Quality Model: Essential for Quality and Compliance

    Life sciences companies have long generated vast amounts of data as a byproduct of their processes for developing and manufacturing products. Quality is one area of the business that is particularly dependent on data. This article explains how companies are emerging as leaders in their industries by implementing a data-driven approach to quality management.

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    How to Create an Effective Global Regulatory Strategy and Plan

    An integral part of remaining compliant is having and maintaining a strong global regulatory strategy. Before diving in and creating a strategy, understand what to include so it’s effective. A global regulatory strategy ultimately saves your organization time and money while making it possible to get product to market more quickly.

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    Effective Nonconformance Management Key to FDA and ISO Compliance

    It’s impossible to avoid occasional nonconforming products and materials. But what’s most important for manufacturers of regulated products is how nonconformances are managed. Learn how to handle nonconformance challenges, avoid warning letters and maintain alignment with FDA and ISO requirements.

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    Trend Analysis: Making the Most of Meaningful Quality Data

    Trend analysis in quality management is particularly useful for monitoring process changes that can yield substantial process improvements. Learn how advanced digital tools can supercharge your trend analysis capabilities by providing access to real-time, connected quality data.

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    Quality Audit—A Tool for Continuous Improvement and Compliance

    Audits are essential to regulated industries. The type of audit, who conducts it, and which regulations and standards are involved are all important. The process has its own challenges which have only been exacerbated in the current environment.

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    Top 4 Reasons Why Documentation Reviews Are Critical to Compliance

    When was the last time you reviewed your quality documents? If you don’t review them, how do you know if you need to update and revise them? These are the questions that Marty Jackson1, a MasterControl professional services consultant, asks new clients who are switching from a paper-based document management process to an automated system. In most cases, they are stumped.

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    How to Shift From Proactive to Predictive Quality Data Management

    The reluctance to abandon conventional paper-based quality management systems (QMS) has long typified the life sciences industry’s approach to quality. Familiar yet inefficient quality models are shortsighted, however.

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    Software as a Medical Device – Upcoming Changes to the Australian Regulations

    So much can change over a nearly 20 year period. Since the Australian Regulatory Framework for medical devices was adopted in 2002, the use and accessibility of software in medical applications has advanced beyond expectation.

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    5 Essentials to Effectively Manage a Quality System

    In the life sciences and other regulated industries, effective quality system management is essential. Companies can’t deliver a safe and effective product and comply with regulators without one. But it’s also crucial that companies take a risk-based approach to selecting and developing a quality system that's well suited to their needs. Digital QMS solutions often offer unsurpassed benefits that a paper-based system can’t deliver.

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    The FDA Mulls Proposed Ratings to Measure Drugmakers’ Manufacturing Quality

    A recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) report indicates one of the reasons for drug shortages in the U.S. is the absence of incentives for manufacturers’ facilities to go beyond minimal quality compliance. A proposed voluntary FDA ratings system based on objective criteria could potentially benefit and reward drugmakers for their facilities’ heightened quality manufacturing maturity.

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    2019 Med Device Trends to Watch For: Regulatory Changes

    For the medtech industry, 2019 is going to be marked by a slew of regulatory changes, beginning with Canada’s requirement of Medical Device Single Audit Program (MDSAP), which took effect on Jan. 1.

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    Advancing the Case for Quality in Medical Device Manufacturing

    We all seek quality in goods and services, but how can that quality be assured? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Device and Radiological Health (CDRH), as part of its Case for Quality initiative, last year launched the Voluntary Medical Device Manufacturing Product Quality pilot program based on a maturity model as an alternative to the traditional path of a routine FDA inspection. Find out if the program might be the right step to boost your company’s quality and compliance.

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    BraveHeart Team Emphasizes Quality-First Approach

    One trap regulated startups should try to avoid is having unrealistic assumptions about what it takes to achieve compliance. Part 3 of this article series features several members of the BraveHeart team discussing their views and expectations for quality throughout the Wearable Life Sensor’s life cycle.

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    What Biotech Startups Need to Do to Slay the Competition

    Venture capitalists have pumped $2.8 billion into biotechnology startups in the first two months of this year alone. This means two things if you’re a startup. First, expect fierce competition because a huge capital pool attracts the very best in the industry. Second, this kind of investor confidence requires that you hit the ground running.

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    Medtech Startups: How to Survive Cutthroat Competition

    In the fierce arena of medtech startups, competition is intense and investor confidence is high. A recent Ernst & Young report shows that early-stage medtech firms captured 52 percent of seed funding last year and surpassed the total amount for later-stage companies, the first time it has happened in 10 years. If you’re a startup, is it time to sit back and relax? Hardly.

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