This design changes webinar explains best practices for controlling design changes for compliance with 21 CFR 820.30i. The presentation also includes specific documentation updates to comply with ISO 13485:2016, Clause 7.3.9 that was released on March 1, 2016.
The most frequent category of FDA Form 483 inspection observation is design controls (i.e., 21 CFR 820.30). There are 10 different sections of the design controls requirement. Manufacturers that do not have design controls in place will frequently receive multiple observation findings during the same inspection–all related to design controls. The most common design control observations are:
- A procedure for design and development has not been established in accordance with 21 CFR 820.30a
- A procedure for design transfer has not been established in accordance with 21 CFR 820.30h
- A procedure for design changes has not been established in accordance with 21 CFR 820.30i
- A design history file (DHF) has not been established in accordance with 21 CFR 820.30j
If a manufacturer has no procedure for design controls, then the manufacturer could receive 4 different observations on FDA Form 483.
ISO 13485:2016 Requirements
On March 1, 2016 the 2016 version of ISO 13485 was released. The new version of the Standard now requires procedures for design transfer, design changes and design and development files in an effort to be harmonized further with US regulatory requirements.
Design Changes Webinar
You can register for this live training webinar for a cost of $129. You will receive:
- login information for the live webinar including Q&A @ 10:00am EDT, April 28
- a native slide deck for the webinar (25-35 slides)
- a link to download a recording of the live webinar (~1 hour long)
This live webinar includes 45-50 minutes of presentation slides and 10-15 minutes of answering questions submitted to through the live chat window. The presentation explains how to document design changes prior to design transfer, during design transfer and after the product has been commercially launched. After you update your procedure for design changes, you can show the recording of this webinar to your design and development team to ensure that design and development documentation is compliant and updates are efficiently maintained. All deliveries of content will be sent via Aweber emails to confirmed subscribers.
Q&A Regarding Design Changes Webinar
If you have any questions regarding the design changes webinar or the new ISO 13485:2016 requirements for design changes, please email me at email@example.com. I will use your questions as material for webinars and future blogs. If you have company-specific questions, please send me a request to set-up a private call to discuss your specific issues.
Design Changes Webinar available for $129.00:
Access to a live webinar, native slide deck for this live webinar and a link to download a recording of the live webinar after the live event.
Exam and Training Certificate available for $49.00:
This is a 10 question quiz with multiple choice and fill in the blank questions. The completed quiz is to be submitted by email to Rob Packard as an MS Word document. Rob will provide a corrected exam with explanations for incorrect answers and a training effectiveness certificate for grades of 70% or higher.
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About Your Instructor
Rob Packard is a regulatory consultant with ~25 years experience in the medical device, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. He is a graduate of UConn in Chemical Engineering. Rob was a senior manager at several medical device companies—including President/CEO of a laparoscopic imaging company. His Quality Management System expertise covers all aspects of developing, training, implementing, and maintaining ISO 13485 and ISO 14971 certification. From 2009-2012, he was a lead auditor and instructor for one of the largest Notified Bodies. Rob’s specialty is regulatory submissions for high-risk medical devices, such as implants and drug/device combination products for CE marking applications, Canadian medical device applications and 510(k) submissions. The most favorite part of his job is training others. He can be reached via phone 802.281.4381 or email. You can also follow him on Google+, LinkedIn or Twitter.