Design Control Process Automation

Software to Automate Design Control Processes Including the Management of Design History Files (DHF) and Other Critical Documents Throughout the Entire Product Development Process

Per 21 CFR Part 820, "Each manufacturer of any class III or class II device shall establish?and maintain the procedures to control the design of the device in order to ensure that specified design requirements are met." Compliance with this regulation is documented in the Design History File (DHF) and results in the creation and management of many documents specific to the development history of the medical device.

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Design Control Process Automation for GxP Process

MasterControl automates medical device GxP processes to improve efficiency and speed time to market. Processes include:

  • Design Control
  • Corporate and Supplier Compliance
  • Production / Manufacturing Support
  • Labeling and Promotion
MasterControl Documents™ helps increase the efficiency and effectiveness of each department by automating task assignment/routing, scheduling, follow-up, tracking, escalation, review, and approval of all documents-based processes. It provides a single repository for all documentation, making search and retrieval easy. MasterControl Change Control™ streamlines the entire change control procedure for faster turnaround. It offers a best-practice form that incorporates priority level and prompts risk assessment and classification of the change as low, medium, or high. Any high-level change implies great impact on the product and is likely to require regulatory filing. Customizable reports provide real-time status not only of change control tasks but of the entire quality system.The MasterControl CAPA™ solution interconnects different quality subsystems and tracks incidents that can escalate into a corrective action. It includes a best-practice "8D" process to guide the quality team through every step of CAPA implementation, from identification of the problem through corrective action. A CAPA form can be launched directly from another form (e.g., nonconformance or deviation report), automatically entering relevant data into the CAPA form, reducing data entry and eliminating errors from manual transfer of information. Through the Internet, customers, vendors, and others outside the company can submit customer complaint or other forms that could lead to CAPA. MasterControl Training™ automates assignment and monitoring of training tasks and grading of online exams. It allows sequencing of training courses, so after a prerequisite course is completed, the next one is automatically launched. Provides group sign-off feature for verifying training of large groups of employees. Training control can be integrated with the rest of the quality system, so any change to a document or process that warrants new training will automatically invoke training tasks upon approval of the change. MasterControl QAAD™ audit management software automates, streamlines, and effectively manages the audit process. It provides advanced tracking capability, from scheduling and planning to execution and completion. MasterControl offers best-practice forms for tracking basic audit information and audit findings. It automates scheduling of all recurring audit-related activities and provides advanced analytics and reporting capability, so managers get a real-time view of the audit process.MasterControl Submissions™ facilitates electronic delivery of FDA applications (such as IND, NDA, and BLA) by providing control in assembling and tracking necessary documentation. It provides appropriate templates to streamline the dossier-creation process. MasterControl can be integrated with leading e-submission applications, connecting approved documents and forms-based content with the dossier assembly process, to accelerate submissions.MasterControl Customer Complaints™ streamlines the complaint-handling process and reduce the lifecycle from submission to resolution. A simple, three-step process is incorporated in a pre-configured, multi-page form that starts with the processing of a customer complaint, automatically moving to internal investigation, and culminating with a resolution of the issue. MasterControl's advanced reporting capabilities increase management oversight and demonstrate appropriate controls to regulatory agencies. MasterControl is Web-based, so customers can submit complaints from virtually anywhere.The FDA's 21 CFR Part 11 requires full-cycle validation of electronic record-keeping systems to assure the accuracy, reliability, and consistent intended performance of the system. MasterControl provides comprehensive validation services, including onsite IQ (installation qualification), OQ (operational qualification), and PQ (performance qualification) tests to ensure that the system is fully compliant. For companies wanting to perform their own validation, MasterControl offers a Validation ToolKit, which provides a detailed, pre-written validation test protocols and scripts.MasterControl eMDR™ helps medical device companies electronically automate their adverse event reporting process in the confines of FDA/GxP environments including compliance with 21 CFR Part 11.
MasterControl DHF JumpStart™ helps medical device companies organize the myriad of drawings, notes, collaborative pieces,reports, and other documents that are created during the design process. Device companies want a tool that bridges the gap between design and manufacturing and provides project management, design control processes, and document control and approval. MasterControl DHF JumpStart meets their desires, point for point.
MasterControl Bill of Materials™ (BOM) streamlines the handling of BOMs and helps companies overcome common BOM-related predicaments.
MasterControl Supplier™ software system to automate supplier management and supplier compliance in FDA and other manufacturing environments.