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Understanding and Implementing the Medical Device Directive: 2-Day In-person Seminar

By:
Dan O'Leary, President at Ombu Enterprises, LLC
Location:-
San Diego, CA
| Thursday, June 25, 2015 | Friday, June 26, 2015

Course Description:

  • Do you have a clear understanding of how to put the CE Mark on a medical device?
  • Does the complexity of the product directives confuse you?
  • How up-to-date is your organization on the new standards for EU medical device quality systems and risk management EN ISO 13485:2012 & EN ISO 14971:2012?

Attend this two-day interactive course and get a better understanding of the Medical Device Directive (MDD) and its latest implementation tools.

This course will address the details of the MDD and includes other significant issues such as the Quality Management System (EN ISO 13485:2012), Risk Management (EN ISO 14971:2012), Clinical Evaluation (MDD Annex X), the role of harmonized standards, and the vigilance system.

This seminar will provide attendees a comprehensive training on how to classify devices, select the appropriate conformity assessment path, prepare the required documentation, and maintain it.

This course will also include practical exercises that apply the principles and help solidify learning. Attendees will receive detailed checklists that help classify devices, analyze and apply the essential requirements, and conduct internal quality audits.

Training Insights

As a bonus, attendees will get the following benefits:

  • An analysis of the risk management issues raised by EN ISO 14971:2012
  • A roadmap to convert your current risk management system to the EU requirements
  • A breakdown of EN ISO 13485:2012 and its relationship to the MDD
  • An explanation of the EU’s proposed regulations for medical devices



Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the role of product directives in the EU
  • Learn the medical device classification system and how to apply it
  • Comprehend the conformity assessment paths and how they apply to particular devices
  • Learn the role of EN ISO 13485:2012 and its relationship to conformity assessment
  • Understand the requirements for Risk Management and the use of EN ISO 14971:2012
  • Understand the MDD Essential Requirements and document compliance
  • Learn the role of the harmonized standards in demonstrating the Essential Requirements
  • Integrate the Clinical Evaluation in the MDD into the essential requirements and risk management processes
  • Apply the vigilance system including reporting, Field Safety Corrective Action, and Field Safety Notice
  • Prepare for Unannounced Inspections


Who will Benefit:

This course will benefit personnel involved in quality or regulatory compliance for medical devices marketed in the European Union and it is ideal for quality, regulatory, and clinical professionals working in the health care, clinical trial, biopharmaceutical, and medical device sectors.

  • Regulatory Managers
  • Quality Managers and Directors
  • Marketing Managers
  • Clinical Managers
  • Export Compliance Managers


Topic Background:

The MDD can be complicated, especially for US companies, because the MDD’s approach is not the same as the regulatory approach in the US. For example, under the MDD your company makes “submissions” to a private company that you hire, not to a government agency. In addition, things are changing in the European Union. The new standards for quality systems and risk management (EN ISO 13485:2012 & EN ISO 14971:2012) are confusing to implement. Moreover, the EU has proposed a set of regulations that will replace the current directive system.





Course Outline:

Day One (8:30 AM - 4:30 PM) Day Two (8:30 AM - 4:00 PM)

Registration Process: 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Session Start Time: 9:00 AM

Medical Device Directives

  • Development, aims, and implementation of medical device directives in the EU
  • The application and differences of the directives that cover medical devices
    • The Medical Device Directive (MDD)
    • The Active Implanted Medical Device Directive (AIMDD)
    • The In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Device Directive (IVDD)
  • Relationship to other product directives
    • Machinery Directive
    • Personal Protective Equipment Directive

Compare & Contrast EU & FDA Procedures and Requirements

  • Device classes
  • Marketing “approval”
  • Quality Management Systems
  • Role of the Notified Body

Understanding the MDD

  • Medical device classification in the EU (by directive)
  • Software as a medical device
  • Technical File and Design Dossier
    • Constructing and maintaining the documentation
    • Auditing and sampling by the Notified Body
  • Annex I – Essential Requirements
  • Harmonized standards and the Essential Requirements
  • Conformity assessment paths in the MDD
    • Compliance Options by Device Class
    • Annex II – Full Quality Assurance System
  • Information Provided by the Manufacturer (Labeling & IFU)

Quality Management Systems

  • EN ISO 13485:2012 Medical devices – Quality management systems – Requirements for regulatory purposes

Risk Management Systems

  • EN ISO 14971:2012 Medical devices – Application of risk management to medical devices

Clinical Evaluation

  • Clinical Evaluation (MDD Annex X & MEDDEV 2.7-1)

Post Market Surveillance

  • Medical Device Vigilance System (MEDDEV 2.12-1)

Safety and Surveillance

  • Creating a unified approach during the development and production phases
  • Creating a unified approach for activities after delivery

Unannounced Inspections

  • Unannounced Inspections

Proposed EU Medical Device Regulations






Meet Your Instructor

Dan O'Leary
President at Ombu Enterprises, LLC

Dan O'Leary has more than 30 years of experience in quality, operations, and program management in regulated industries including aviation, defense, medical devices, and clinical labs. Mr. O’Leary has a Masters Degree in Mathematics, focusing on logic and number theory. His professional experience relates to quality, regulatory, reliability, and operations management.

He is a regular speaker at international conferences including ASQ, ISM, and RAMS. Dan teaches courses in reliability methods, medical device regulations and practices, statistical methods, management systems (ISO 9001, FDA QSR, & ISO 13485), and project management. He is an ASQ Certified Biomedical Auditor, Quality Auditor, Quality Engineer, Reliability Engineer, and Six Sigma Black Belt; he holds an APICS certification in Resource Management.





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