Sterling has decades of experience helping clients develop devices the right way! We understand that Quality Systems and how they are practiced are paramount in Medical Device Development and ultimately in obtaining medical regulatory compliance. That’s why all the work we do adheres to stringent guidelines in order to ensure your project is done correctly and timely. These guidelines are Good Manufacturing Practices, Quality System Regulation, and ISO standards.
These practices and guidelines are followed through many of the stages of the device’s life-cycle and if not could lead to a costly redesign that will also delay your device from reaching the market.
ISO 14971 is the application of a risk management process for medical devices. It outlines the process you are going to follow for risk analysis. It entails going through risk analysis, a risk evaluation, risk mitigations, and a residual risk analysis and management. This standard helps guide the process for medical device manufacturers to ensure that the product is safe. Sterling’s experts can provide companies with support and documents needed for the ISO 14971 application. This ensures that your Risk Management Process is done correctly which will save you time and money when it is all said and done.
ISO 13485 and Quality System Regualtion (QSR) ensure that your Quality Management System is robust and meets the regulatory requirements on the International level. Sterling follows these guidelines to ensure everything related to your device is done properly and so your device can have an easier FDA/CE process, allowing you to bring your device to market quicker. ISO 13485 and QSR not only effects the quality management system for your devices design, but also how your medical device is manufactured. This is to ensure your device consistently meets the customer an applicable regulatory requirements.
Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) is a system that Sterling follows to ensure that your device is able to be consistently produced and controlled by the proper quality standards. This system also helps your risk management practices since following the GMP system minimizes risk. This is a crucial practice to follow and do correctly in order to have a successful FDA/CE submission process.
Read more about the FDA’s Good Manufacturing Practices here
Working with Sterling ensures that from start to finish your device is meeting the proper Quality Management System Protocol. This is important because if at any point any of these needs are not met by your device this could lead to a redesign, where depending on where you are in the process can set you back years of work and large proportions of budget.
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