Harmonized standards need to be reviewed and revised to reflect requirement changes under the MDR and IVDR. The creation of Common Specifications, as well as changes to ISO 14971, further complicate the transition for med device manufacturers.
One topic that often generates confusion — and sometimes heated debate — is whether study participants should be trained on a product’s use prior to testing. Trained participants may be more likely to use the product as intended during testing but, as testing is intended to simulate real-life product use, training may not always be appropriate.
Auditing programs perhaps implicitly provide feedback at the reporting stage of an audit. Most companies and third-party auditing programs conduct a technical review of completed audit reports.
Continuously learning systems (CLS) are artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms that constantly and automatically update themselves as they recognize patterns and behaviors from real-world data — enabling companies to become predictive, rather than reactive, with quality assurance.
Advances in sensors, smartphones, communications, and analytics give developers new tools to build creative and powerful applications that promise to improve health outcomes and reduce healthcare costs.
As component sizes for medical devices shrink to micron size, conventional machining may not be the most efficient or consistent method for manufacturing. Learn why Micro-MIM is preferred for components with tight tolerances at high volumes.
Sustaining engineering enables the developer to plan ahead, getting the development and design of the device done right the first time, and smoothing the transition to manufacturing. KMC's executive director of engineering, Scott Leon, weighs in on the subject.
The business pain of switching suppliers, both in terms of costs and revalidation time, heightens the importance of making the right decision the first time.
Micromolding requires a high level of intimacy and attention to detail to be successful over the long run, so it’s important to work with micromolder with the capability, scalability, and sustainability to get a product from the design stage all the way to high-quality mass production.