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Sterilization of Medical Devices

Sterilization of Medical Devices

There are many ways to sterilize medical devices before use in the industry. The common methods utilized are steam, radiation, dry heat, ethylene oxide, and vaporized hydrogen peroxide. There are two methods of sterilization for medical devices recognized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), established and novel.
Benefits of a QMS

Benefits of a QMS

Many companies do not understand the benefits of having a structured Quality Management System (QMS). A QMS is a system that documents procedures, processes, and responsibilities to achieve quality objectives and policies1. Quality management systems can be utilized in many industries especially the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, to provide structure for all processes at a facility.
What is a Fishbone Diagram?

What is a Fishbone Diagram?

A Fishbone diagram is a risk management tool used to visualize cause and effect to analyze the root cause of a product or quality problem in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry. The fishbone diagram is additionally known as the Ishikawa diagram, created by Kaoru Ishikawa in the 1940s.
When To Write A CAPA

When To Write A CAPA

A Corrective and Preventative Action (CAPA) is a tool utilized in order to address an issue or a potential issue with a product or process. According to the FDA “The purpose of the corrective and preventive action subsystem is to collect information,...
New Imaging Drug for Ovarian Cancer

New Imaging Drug for Ovarian Cancer

In November of 2021, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Cytalux. Cytalux is a new imaging drug intended to assist surgeons with the identification of ovarian cancer lesions1. This new drug was designed to assist in locating additional ovarian cancer tissues that can be...
Software as a Medical Device

Software as a Medical Device

Software-related medical devices are taking over the medical device industry. There are three types of software-related medical devices in the industry software as medical devices, the software is integral to medical devices, and software used in the manufacturer or maintenance of a medical device1. Software that is....
Decorative Contact Lenses

Decorative Contact Lenses

Decorative contact lenses are a known medical device and are treated with the same standards as corrective contact lenses. Decorative lenses are also known as
Water for Pharmaceutical Use

Water for Pharmaceutical Use

When determining which type of water system is needed for pharmaceutical manufacturing it is important to keep in mind how the water will be applied to the product.
Investigational Device Exemption

Investigational Device Exemption

An investigational device exemption (IDE) allows for investigational devices to be used in clinical studies to collect the proper safety and effectiveness data....
Concepts of Modern Quality systems

Concepts of Modern Quality systems

A quality system's main purpose is to consistently produce safe and effective goods while also guaranteeing that these actions are sustainable long term. It should be emphasized that putting in place an effective quality system in a manufacturing company will take a substantial amount of time and effort. By incorporating effective knowledge-building methods into day-to-day operations, a strong quality system will improve...
How to Submit a 510K

How to Submit a 510K

Three types of Premarket Notifications can be submitted to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Traditional, abbreviated, and special 510Ks. The traditional 510K program is utilized to seek marketing authorization for any device. When submitting a 510K there is not a form to submit however submission requirements can be found under 21 CFR part 807.

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