Reduce Potential Risks

Risk Controls

Based on the results of your Risk Evaluation, you will need to identify Risk Controls. Risk Controls are measures that you take with your medical device to reduce the identified potential risk(s) and/or their impact. ISO 14971 requires the manufacturer to “identify risk control measure(s) that are appropriate for reducing the risk(s) to an acceptable…

Is Risk Reduction Necessary?

Performing a Risk Evaluation

After completing your Risk Analysis, the next step is to perform a Risk Evaluation.  According to ISO 14971, “For each identified hazardous situation, the manufacturer shall decide, using the criteria defined in the risk management plan, if risk reduction is required…The results of this risk evaluation shall be recorded in the Risk Management File.” Risk…

Statistical Techniques

Statistical Techniques

There is a requirement in both the 21 CFR 820 and ISO 9001 to utilize statistical techniques.  According to the FDA, “Where appropriate, each manufacturer shall establish and maintain procedures for identifying valid statistical techniques required for establishing, controlling, and verifying the acceptability of process capability and product characteristics.  Sampling plans, when used, shall be…

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Complaint Files

A requirement of ISO 9001, ISO 13485 and the FDA’s 21 CFR 820 is in regards to complaint files.  According to 21 CFR 820, a complaint is defined as “any written, electronic, or oral communication that alleges deficiencies related to the identity, quality, durability, reliability, safety, effectiveness, or performance of a device after it is…