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  • Top 5 Shop Floor Safety Tips

    August 21, 2020 by James Jardine, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    Optimizing shop floor safety practices is as straightforward as abiding by five fundamental manufacturing safety tips. Learn how the right ideology can enable a manufacturer to establish effective shop floor safety practices and extend a safety-centered mindset across the entire enterprise.

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  • Top 4 Takeaways From Validation Week

    November 12, 2019 by Sarah Beale, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    In October, the 25th Annual Validation Week was held in Las Vegas, Nevada. The presenters included current and former employees of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and validation experts from the life sciences. This article explores the prevalent themes from the conference and how they will change validation.

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  • EU MDR: How Will Europe’s New Device Regulation Affect Software?

    August 13, 2019 by Camille Bouscaud, Quality Engineer Consultant, Apsalys

    The European Union’s Medical Device Regulation (MDR) will replace the older Medical Device Directive beginning in May 2020. While this is presenting new regulatory challenges to device makers, medtech companies also need to consider how MDR will impact their production data and software systems. Companies that are well-prepared and have a robust quality management system will be best positioned to implement the new regulation.

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  • Thriving in a Digital Era, Part 2

    April 2, 2019 by David Jensen, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    Part 2 of the “Thriving in a Digital Era” article series takes a deep dive into how companies are strategically mapping out their future by leveraging modernized technologies and moving their critical business functions to the cloud.

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  • Why the Cloud Is the Key to Easing Your Validation Burden

    August 16, 2018 by Cindy Fazzi, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    If your organization spends several weeks or months performing software validation, you’re not alone. Most regulated companies do. But, Erin Wright, MasterControl’s validation product manager, said validation doesn’t have to be as burdensome anymore. The powerful cloud technology, combined with a risk-based approach, is the key to a faster and better validation process.

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  • Top 5 Medical Device Industry Trends in 2018: Software Is More Common and Complex

    August 9, 2018 by David Jensen, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    The inclusion of software in medical devices is opening up new avenues for health care treatments. However, it also means medical devices are becoming more complex. New innovations in medical device development should compel device manufacturers to revamp their design and development strategies. More time and effort needs to be spent on design control, risk management and cybersecurity. The increase of software in medical devices will a noticeable impact on the approaches to medical device design and manufacturing.

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  • The #1 Gap in Manufacturing Software Today

    July 18, 2018 by Beth Pedersen, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    It’s 2018 and technology has pervaded every area of our lives. Yet a visit to almost any manufacturing floor reveals that paper is alive and well, even in forward-thinking companies with strong IT strategies and digital transformation initiatives in place. Why is it that the truly paperless factory floor remains so elusive?

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  • Necessity Is the Mother of a Groundbreaking Validation Tool

    April 26, 2018 by Cindy Fazzi, Staff Writer

    It has been proven time and again that necessity is the mother of invention. From the printing press to electric cars, the story is similar. The printing press answered the need for a more rapid dissemination of information during the Renaissance, while the electric car is a response to the need for a zero-emission car today. In regulated environments, the dire need to lighten the software validation burden led to the development of a groundbreaking application.

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  • CFDA Medical Device Software Regulation Undergoes Major Revision

    April 14, 2016 Beth Pedersen, Marketing Communications, MasterControl

    With so many international regulatory bodies governing different countries and industries, it can be difficult for manufacturers to stay abreast of all of the changing regulatory environments and requirements across the globe. On August 5, 2015, China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) released its “Principle of technical review of medical device software” (2015 Order No. 50). The principle, which is only available in Chinese, signals a major change for documentation requirements for stand-alone software or software components developed by medical device manufacturers or their development partners.

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  • 6 Steps to Simplify Software Validation

    September 10, 2015 Kevin Ballard, Director of Software Validation, MasterControl

    Validation is one of the most time-consuming and resource-intensive activities when implementing eQMS software in a regulated environment, often delaying implementation and an organization’s ability to go live with new software.

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  • Closed-Loop Quality Management: Connecting the Value Chain

    March 24, 2015 James Jardine, Marketing Communication, MasterControl

    An increasing number of leading organizations are learning that quality management must extend far beyond the manufacturing environment, according to a recent eBook co-sponsored by LNS Research and MasterControl. The research collected in the eBook indicates that market leaders are beginning to implement a closed-loop approach to quality that bi-directionally unites people, processes, and data across the value chain. This approach connects quality from design and procurement stages all the way through manufacturing and service. Other findings in the book show that Enterprise Quality Management Software (EQMS) is vital to the establishment of an effective closed-loop system that can help a manufacturer better control costs, compliance, and risk.

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  • Version 11 of MasterControl Features More New Enhancements than Any Previous Release

    August 7, 2014 by James Jardine, Marketing Communications, MasterControl

    The recently released version 11 of MasterControl software dramatically accelerates customers’ ability to deliver life-changing products to those who need them most.

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  • MasterControl Demonstrating Quality Management Software at MD&M East and DIA

    June 12, 2014 by Robyn Barnes, Marketing Communications, MasterControl Inc.

    June is the month for weddings and trade shows. Though we're not celebrating any nuptials, you’ll find MasterControl at MD&M East this week and at DIA the week of June 15.

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