Class 1 recalls are at a 15-year high. To reduce the number of recalls and nonconformances, medtech manufacturers need quality management and traceability processes that go beyond documenting and tracking changes to effectively connect people, processes and data.
Stefano Vicenzetto, Design Systems Engineer at Flex, shares his insights on how Circular Economy principles can be applied within the MedTech industry to reduce environmental impact by shifting away from the linear take, make and waste approach.
Companies must now electronically submit all FDA 510(k) submissions using the eSTAR platform. Dr. Dhriti Roy, vice president of Regulatory Affairs Transformation at Essenvia and faculty at Oxford University’s MedTech innovation platform, highlights the benefits and challenges of eSTAR, as well as processes and tools companies need to adopt as they transition to this new submission process.
The growth of the medical device industry brings increased competition and a need to find ways to become more efficient and cost-competitive, without compromising quality. In this column, Doug Donahue, Director of Foreign Direct Investment and Manufacturing for Guanajuato’s Medical Device Cluster and co-managing partner of Entrada Group, discusses the benefits, challenges and opportunities available for companies investigating Mexico as a manufacturing site.
IVDR has significant implications for the manufacturing of IVD devices, as it requires manufacturers to comply with new and more rigorous regulatory requirements. Wiktoria Banczyk, Product Manager Lab Filtration Medical Devices at Sartorius Lab Instruments, discusses the challenges posed by the implementation of EU IVDR 2017/746 and key considerations for manufacturers as they navigate today’s regulatory landscape.
EU MDR has increased the regulatory burden for medical device companies, but it can also serve as a catalyst for innovation and an opportunity to streamline clinical evaluation workflows through the adoption of digitalization and AI-powered automation.
Inspecting for quality after a process is completed is reactive and outdated. Instead, the future lies in predicting quality and quality issues. For medical device manufacturers, the advantages in predictive quality are so great they simply cannot be ignored.
The only constant today is change itself.
Understanding EU MDR and IVDR: The goal of EU MDR and IVDR is to ensure safety by asking manufacturers to provide evidence that their products are safe (disclosing any risks), effective (performing as expected), and state of the art (compared to industry benchmarks).
Clinical Trials Labeling and Regulated Content Management Added to Cloud-Based Platform