ISO 13485:2016

What is ISO 13485:2016? 

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ISO 13485  is a international standard published by ISO for manufacturers of medical devices. It contains minimum requirements for a Quality management standard for medical device manufacturers. It is a extension of ISO 9001 tailored for medical devices manufacturers.

Who requires ISO 13485?

Generally, manufacturers and traders of medical devices require ISO 13485 based system. Some service provider for medical devices and software manufacturers also take ISO 13485 certification.

 

What are the Key requirements of ISO 13485?

While most of the requirements are same  as ISO 9001. It has some very specific requirements

  • Post market surveillance or clinical followup
  • clinical validation for medical devices
  • risk analysis file for each medical device
  • PEMS file for medical devices incorporating software
  • A procedure for coordinating with authorities for advisory notices

How much time does it takes for getting a ISO 13485 certificate?

There are two steps for getting a ISO 13485:2016 certificate.

STEP 1: Development of  a management system. This requires a document management system and understanding of requirments and implementation of procedures.

STEP 2: Application for certification. This is done by a certification body

It generally takes 60 -120 days to get a ISO 13485 certificate

What are the main requirements of ISO 13485?

Clause Requirement
4.1.1 Roles
4.1.2,4.1.3,4.1.4,4.1.5 Sequence and interaction ( list of processes and outsourced processes and their risk level )
4.1.6 Procedure for validation of software used in QMS
4.2.1 and 5.3and 5.4.2and 5.4.3 Quality Policy and objectives
4.2.2 Quality Manual
4.2.3 Medical Device Files to be asked from the Suppliers
4.2.4 and 4.2.5 Control of document and records procedure
5.5.2 and 5.5.3 Internal communication
5.6.1, 5.6.2,5.6.3 management review procedure
5.5.1, and 6.2 Human Resources ( Comeptency -ETSE, role risk , Awareness requirements)
6.3 Infrastructure( Building and Spaces ,equipment, softwares, supporting services)
6.4 Work environment and contamination control
7.1 Quality Plans for products
7.2 determination and review of requirements
7.3 Design and Development
7.4 Purchase
7.5.1 control of production and service provision
7.5.2 cleanliness of product
7.5.3 Installation activity
7.5.4 servicing activity
7.5.5 sterile requirments
7.5.6 validation of special processes
7.5.7 Validation of sterile barrier system
7.5.8 identification
7.5.9 traceability
7.5.10 customer property
7.5.11 preservation of product
7.6 Control of Monitoring and measuring equipment
8.2.1 Feedback
8.2.2 Complaint handling
8.2.3 Reporting to regulatory authorities
8.2.4 Internal Audit
8.3 Control of non conforming product (during production, before delivery , after delivery  and rework)
8.4 Analysis of Data
8.5.2 corrective action
8.5.3 preventive action

 

ISO 13485:2016 Trainings

We at meddevices provide a range of training for ISO 13485 and related standards . Our trainings are done online with a maximum duration of  4 hours a day . We think that in a online course concentration levels of candidates drop after 4 hours.

We have developed the following types of courses for medical device manufacturers and traders

Medical Device Quality Assurance - A primer

WHO IS IT FOR Anyone who is new to medical devices and has no background of Quality Assurance or ISO 9001
WHAT DOES IT COVER We cover the following topics

·         Objectives of quality assurance and iso 13485

·         Basic of iso 13485 structure

·         Document control requirements

·         How to develop a procedure

·         Practice to Develop 3 simple procedure

·         Distinguishing records and procedures

·         How to control records

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT Hands on training based on activities and assignments to work on

Each activity will be discussed

Small group of 3 people will be asked to work in a virtual room

TRAINING METHODOLOGY ONLINE

Activity and discussion based

Short assessments

TRAINING HOURS Total 8 hours online for two consecutive days(4 hours each day)
PRICE GBP 200

 

ISO 13485 IMPLEMENTER COURSE

WHO IS IT FOR Anyone who is either familiar with ISO 9001 or has attended our MDQA- Primer course
WHAT DOES IT COVER We cover the following topics in ISO 13485 implementer course

Development of 10 Key procedures for ISO 13485

Review of these procedures with the requirements of ISO 13485

Identify associated records with these procedure

Identify interactions between procedures

 

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT Templates of 10 Key procedures will be developed by you

 

TRAINING METHODOLOGY ONLINE

Activity and discussion based

Short assessments

TRAINING HOURS Total 8 hours online for two consecutive days(4 hours each day)
PRICE GBP 200