ISO 13485 CERTIFICATION SAUDI ARABIA – MEDICAL DEVICES QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
COMPLYING WITH SFDA SAUDI FOOD AND DRUG AUTHORITY – REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS
For organizations in medical field seeking access to new markets, conformity with regulatory requirements is a prerequisite. Those who want to compete effectively also should have a properly implemented and maintained quality management system (QMS). To satisfy these conformities and QMS needs, many organizations are discovering the benefits of implementing requirements of ISO 13485 standard.
ISO 13485 specifies standards and requirement for quality management system that can be adopted by the organization involved in one or more stages of a medical device, including design and development, production, storage and distribution, installation and servicing, final decommissioning and disposal of medical devices.
Requirement of ISO 13485 can also be used by external providers supplying raw materials, components and subassemblies, medical devices, calibration services.
6 KEY ELEMENTS OF ISO 13485 STANDARDS ARE:
- Risk based approach and process-based decision-making.
- Increased attention on supply chain processes.
- Explicit requirements for software validation.
- Effective alignment of regulatory requirements.
- Supplier monitoring
- Design and development
BENEFITS TO THE ORGANIZATION
- Increase in customer satisfaction
- Compliance with regulatory requirements
- Process improvement
- Reduction in waste
- Reputation in market
- Decrease in operational cost.
- Improving efficiency
12 STEPS TO ISO 13485 CERTIFICATION:
The 12 key steps involved in ISO 13485 certification are:
- Gap analysis
- Developing Project plan and identify resources.
- Stakeholder awareness Training
- Defining scope, policy
- Identifying and complying with regulatory requirements.
- Developing Medical device file
- Defining Risk assessment and risk treatment plan in accordance with ISO 14971.
- Establishing ISO 13485 objectives and developing plan to achieve these objectives.
- Creating and implementing mandatory procedures and establishing any additional processes.
- Verification and Validation
- ISO 13485 internal audit
- ISO 13485 management review
ISO 13485 STRUCTURE
ISO 13485 provides the following structure and guidance on the implementation of an Information security management System:
Clause 4 Quality management system
Clause 5 Management responsibility
Clause 6 Resource management
Clause 7 Product realization
Clause 8 Measurement analysis and improvement
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