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medical device recall management

RQM+ Quick Guide to Medical Device Recall Management

Medical device recalls are daunting in many ways—manufacturers dread them, competitors love them, and patients don’t always understand them. A medical device recall could be a response to patient safety concerns or to unanticipated negative trends. All manufacturers should assume it will happen at some point and do as much as possible to be prepared for it in advance.
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Design History File

How to Prepare a Design History File for FDA Inspection

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspections are stressful, especially if your documentation isn’t audit-ready. Creating and maintaining a compliant design history file (DHF) will help ensure that when the time comes, you’ll be ready for an FDA inspection that results in minimal findings.
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IVD regulatory

A Comparison of IVDR to FDA IVD Regulatory Submission Requirements

The European Union’s new In Vitro Diagnostic Regulation (IVDR) May 2022 implementation date is fast approaching. If you sell IVDs in multiple markets, it may be challenging to determine the differences between the IVD regulations in the U.S., the existing IVDD, and the new IVDR. It’s not surprising that global IVD manufacturers are finding it challenging to keep it all straight.
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MDR | EU MDR

The EU MDR Date of Application Has Arrived!

The European Union (EU) Medical Device Regulation (MDR) 2017/745 date of application is here! To celebrate the incredible effort medical device manufacturers have put in so far to get to this point, we have compiled a brief review of the remaining EU MDR timeline and a list of brand new educational content brought to you by RQM+ subject matter experts. 
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MDR | EU MDR

Optimizing your Technical Documentation to reduce NB review time and questions (Medical Devices and IVDs)

Whether you are used to working with a notified body or the MDR/IVDR requirements no longer allow you to self-certify and it’s all new to you, it is more important than ever to optimize your technical documentation. Notified bodies are already swamped with MDR submissions, and as the IVDR deadline approaches and new manufacturers engage them, the bottlenecks will get even tighter for IVD NBs.
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CE Marking

How to Obtain CE Marking Under the MDR

In the EU, CE marking is the system used to demonstrate that products meet the region’s requirements for safety, health, and environmental protection. When a product is labeled with the CE marking, it can be freely traded in the European Economic Area (EEA) without restrictions. 
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IVDR

Join the RQM+ IVDR Session During RAPS Euro Convergence 2021

We are excited to host a panel discussion during next week's virtual RAPS Euro Convergence 2021! Join our expert panel for our session on IVDR Implementation Best Practices and Challenges. See the schedule here and find more details on our session below.
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medical device single audit program | ISO Standards

Everything You Need to Know About the Medical Device Single Audit Program (MDSAP)

Maintaining regulatory and quality compliance across multiple markets is challenging. In addition to meeting stringent regulatory requirements, manufacturers must also submit to regular quality system audits. When operating in multiple markets, this often means a busy audit schedule that can distract from daily operations.
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iso standards for medical devices | ISO Standards

Quick Guide to Medical Device Standards: ISO Standards and Beyond

In the regulatory world, standards are essentially recommended processes that have been developed by subject matter experts with the aim of describing the best possible way to meet an end goal. For example, quality management standards are designed to improve efficiencies and avoid product failures.
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iso 14971

ISO 14971: 2019: 3 Key Changes from ISO 14971: 2007

As the underlying risk management process for medical devices, the ISO 14971 standard is a critical component of regulatory and quality compliance. When new versions are released and harmonized, it’s up to manufacturers to learn about the changes to update systems accordingly. However, there is often a gap between the time a new version is released and when regulatory organizations require compliance.
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PSUR periodic safety update report

How to Create a Compliant Periodic Safety Update Report (PSUR) Under EU MDR and EU IVDR

The requirement for a periodic safety update report (PSUR) or post-market surveillance report (PMSR) is new under EU MDR and EU IVDR. MDD and IVDD had post-market requirements, but the MDR and IVDR requirements are more formal, and for most classes, these reports must be updated and submitted to notified bodies (NBs) on an annual or biennial basis. 
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regulatory submissions

Top 4 Findings from Notified Body Technical Documentation Audits Under EU MDR

As we complete regulatory submissions under MDR, we continue to learn from notified body feedback and audit findings. These lessons learned are captured and disseminated throughout the RQM+ team to build our unrivaled collective knowledge, but we also believe in sharing this valuable information with the industry. Here is what we have learned so far from notified body technical documentation audits under MDR.
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