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How to build a complete Safety, Health & Environment Management System through Standards & Practices 2017

 

Course "How to build a complete Safety, Health & Environment Management System through Standards & Practices" has been pre-approved by RAPS as eligible for up to 12 credits towards a participant's RAC…

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Added by John Robinson on February 15, 2017 at 6:24am — No Comments

The Design History File (DHF), the Technical File (TF) and the Design Dossier (DD)

The Design History File (DHF), the Technical File (TF) and the Design Dossier (DD) are core regulatory documents for a medical device. This is how one can understand the central difference between them: the Design History File (along with Design Control), is the most important among the regulatory documents that the FDA requires for medical devices, while the Technical File and Design Dossier are documents that serve the same purpose, however, within the EU’s regulatory…

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Added by John Robinson on February 13, 2017 at 7:29am — No Comments

Preparing premarket submissions that win regulatory approval

Preparing premarket submissions that win regulatory approval is a complex task, even for the most seasoned professional in the medical devices industry. This is because of the highly stringent nature of the regulatory approval pathways, namely the Premarket Approval (PMA) process and FDA…

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Added by John Robinson on February 10, 2017 at 4:19am — No Comments

Applied statistics for scientists and engineers

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Added by John Robinson on February 7, 2017 at 6:23am — No Comments

Supplier Management Conference for Medical Device Manufacturing in HONG KONG

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Supplier selection and management is one of the critical issues for medical device manufacturers. Suppliers provide materials and services to the device manufacturer, which means that they can be critical to performance and…

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Added by John Robinson on February 1, 2017 at 4:55am — No Comments

Water System Validation in Pharmaceuticals Industry 2017

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This course is designed to provide a microbiology-focused education about all aspects of water systems and how biofilm manages to thrive there. Prior microbiological education or training, though a plus, is not a requirement because…

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Added by John Robinson on January 31, 2017 at 5:09am — No Comments

Statistics for the Non-Statistician: Is it necessary?

Statistics for the non-statistician: Isn't this some kind of a contradiction in terms? Why does a non-statistician need to rake his head over statistics? Is statistics a life skill or a lifesaving one? If it is not, why is statistics for the non-statistician necessary? At first…

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Added by John Robinson on January 25, 2017 at 4:59am — No Comments

Management for Medical Device Industry

A look at these gigantic figures perhaps gives some perspective of the importance of document management for the medical device industry: The US total market for medical devices is valued at over $110 billion annually. It makes up nearly two fifths of the…

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Added by John Robinson on January 23, 2017 at 7:46am — No Comments

Management systems should be expansive and versatile

Management systems should be expansive and versatile, as having such a system makes sense for organizations. A management system is a mechanism that helps streamline an organization’s day to day functioning without hassles. It should put the organization on the path…

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Added by John Robinson on January 20, 2017 at 5:50am — No Comments

Compliance for medical devices is a very expansive area for manufacturers of medical devices

Compliance for medical devices is a very broad and vast topic. When one talks of compliance for medical devices, one needs to keep in mind the various regulations that the FDA has put in place for manufacturers of medical devices to…

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Added by John Robinson on January 16, 2017 at 5:46am — No Comments

ISO 14971: 2012 and IEC 62304: 2006 mitigate risks in medical device software

ISO 14971:2012 and IEC 62304:2006 are related but different global standards for risk management pertaining to software used in medical devices. Judicious application of these two standards is the way to go for medical device companies.

ISO 14971 and IEC 62304:2006 are global standards…

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Added by John Robinson on January 13, 2017 at 4:54am — No Comments

Regulatory Filing Requirements for medical devices in Japan

Japan is the world's third largest market for medical devices, after the US and Europe. Ironically, many of the world's medical device manufacturers find language barriers for communicating with Japanese regulatory authorities a greater barrier than passing…

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Added by John Robinson on January 12, 2017 at 4:51am — No Comments

Dealing with medical device reporting and recalls

Medical device reporting and recalls have enormous benefits for the…

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Added by John Robinson on January 11, 2017 at 5:01am — No Comments

HIPAA Security Rule

Though short in length,HIPAA Security Rule principles are well defined in some areas, but vague in some others, making implementation of these areas difficult.

HIPAA Security Rules are an offshoot of the Privacy Rule. While Privacy Rule concerns itself with Protected Health…

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Added by John Robinson on January 10, 2017 at 4:45am — No Comments

GMP Compliance for Pharmaceutical Laboratories

In order to ensure GMP compliance, pharmaceutical laboratories have to devise a holistic and long term plan that covers all aspects of the laboratory's activities.

Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) requirements for laboratories have been set out by various…

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Added by John Robinson on January 9, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

Software Validation Process for 21 CFR Part 11

Software Validation Process for 21 CFR Part 11 is all about authenticity and integrity of electronic signatures and records. Care should be taken to avoid confusion and get validation right.

The FDA’s Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is a collection of laws that regulate the various…

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Added by John Robinson on January 6, 2017 at 4:35am — No Comments

Effective Steps for Validation and 21 CFR Part 11 Compliance (CSV)

If one were to define validation; it can be considered the deed of testing an item or system for the level or extent to which it complies with a standard that it has to show compliance with.

In the case of computer systems, validation is a major requirement for these regulatory bodies/practices:

o The US FDA

o European Medicines Agency (EMA)

o Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)

o Good Laboratory Practices (GLP)

o Good Clinical Practices (GCP)

o All the… Continue

Added by John Robinson on June 6, 2016 at 2:33am — No Comments

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