Design Controls for Medical Devices and IVDs

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About This Course

This instructor-led two-day course covers design control principles and design and development regulatory requirements relative to U.S. 21 CFR Part 820, ISO 13485:2016 and the EU MDR. Practical examples will be incorporated.

This course covers important requirements for medical device and IVD design controls. Learners will benefit from open dialogue and the sharing of current design and development processes; highlighting how misperceptions of regulatory requirements have led to less-than-optimal practices. This course also provides guidance for all phases of medical device design and development projects, as well as retrospective gap analysis of design history files to help develop new technical files under the EU MDR and IVDR.

Key Learning Objectives

At the end of this training, learners will be able to:

  • Identify key regulatory requirements for risk management
    • European Union
    • Quality System Regulation
    • ISO 13485:2016
  • Identify key principles of ISO 14971:2019
  • Identify key regulatory requirements for design controls:
    • European Union
    • Quality System Regulation
    • ISO 13485:2016
  • Recognize potential exemptions from design control requirements
  • Identify when, during a design and development project, design control requirements apply
  • Conceptualize graphically a design control process

Who Should Attend

This class is vital for any medical device research and development professional, regulatory scientist and/or clinician involved in developing and manufacturing medical devices. This course provides critical knowledge for both regulatory affairs and quality assurance professionals.

Tutors

Course tutors selected from the following:

Robert Ruff - Rob has over 30 years’ experience in the medical device and public health sectors, including completing a long, distinguished career with the U.S. FDA. His extensive regulatory experience includes co-authoring the MDSAP Audit Model and the Quality System Inspection Technique (QSIT). He also developed FDA’s computer-based training for QSIT, the Quality System Regulation and the Medical Device Reporting Regulation.

Deborah Baker-Janis - Deborah Baker-Janis - Deborah joined NSF in 2013 after working in the medical device industry for over 10 years, including in both regulatory affairs and product development. Her experience includes the development of pre‐clinical testing protocols and reports, risk documentation, quality system and regulatory affairs standard operating procedures, sales training materials, safety reports and domestic and international regulatory strategies and submissions.

James Pink - James Pink has over 20 years of experience in the medical devices industry including 10 years as a health care technology expert and lead auditor for a leading European notified body. He began his career as a product designer in the oil tools industry moving into medical physics and clinical engineering at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield, UK. His industry experience includes managing product development and quality assurance programs for active and non-active implantable and combination products. Mr. Pink is a contributor to several medical device standards committees including ISO 13485, ISO 14971 and various product-related standards.

Janet Book - Janet Book has worked in the field of quality for the past 35 years in a wide variety of industries, including blood banking, food processing, quality consulting, chemical, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, she has conducted internal and supplier audits utilizing many different industry-specific standards, due diligence evaluations as well as capability assessments. She has been involved with writing quality procedures; developing supplier, internal and corporate audit programs; developing quality management systems; and developing and presenting quality-related training and seminars. Janet is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and served as an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University. Recently, she earned her Certificate in Privacy Law and Cyber Security and worked in privacy providing guidance on quality, regulatory and compliance functions. She is a senior member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ), an ASQ Certified Quality Auditor (CQA), an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer (CQE), an ASQ Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE) and an RABQSA Quality Systems Lead Auditor.

Ashley Kelleher - Ashley has more than 14 years of professional experience in the medical device, pharmaceutical and certification industries. Her experience includes program management and project management of global, third-party, and notified body certifications for the medical industry. In addition, Ashley has expertise in reviewing technical file documentation (CE marking) and holds lead auditor certifications for ISO 13485, GDP, MDSAP, EU-MDR, ISO 14971, ISO 9001, and ISO 15378. Her educational background is in veterinary science.