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Standards: not one fit-for-all

posted on 12-Jun-2019 by Ann Vankrunkelsven
When you start a medical device company or you develop a new medical device, you need to know which standards might be applicable to your device. Here are some tips on what to look for and where.

The trinity of traceability

posted on 29-May-2019 by Ann Vankrunkelsven
Traceability is important from the very start of the design, during production and throughout the entire supply chain. Traceability is not a static linear connection between your requirements and test forms, it's a global concept, a matrix connecting the complete life-cycle of a product.

Our experience running a virtual company

posted on 17-May-2019 by Yves Berquin
How Matrix Requirements is working as a virtual company. The tools and tricks we use to make it work!

Stop printing for your V&V testing!

posted on 06-May-2019 by Arnaud Alberts
How to support rapid design iterations of medical devices while still maintaining systematic, rigorous V&V testing? In the recorded webinar, you will see the added value and the most efficient testing workflows using a modern SW tool like MatrixALM. Watch the recorded webinar here!

What has medical device design to do with a thousand year old game?

posted on 02-May-2019 by Wolfgang Huber
For hundreds of years there is a seemingly simple puzzle around - it's called Tangram. Well it's not that easy.

Will the new MDR result in a re-classification of your stand-alone software?

posted on 23-Apr-2019 by Ann Vankrunkelsven
The Medical Device Regulations (MDR) are coming closer and for some companies, they'll have a significant impact. Here we discuss the impact on stand-alone software classification.

What are the risks in doing Risk Management of your Medical Device in Excel ?

posted on 03-Apr-2019 by Arnaud Alberts
How to to keep the risk management process efficient with a fast moving product development? We show some practical examples in the following webinar. Watch the recorded webinar here!

Agile Design Reviews: Nightmare or Dream Come True ?

posted on 02-Apr-2019 by Ann Vankrunkelsven
Design reviews are an essential step in your design and development process. How can you manage them if you are using an Agile process where everything can and does change all the time?

How we integrated ISO 27001 requirements into our QMS ?

posted on 22-Mar-2019 by Ann Vankrunkelsven
In this blog post we want to share our experience with integrating an Information Security Management System based on ISO 27001 into our existing Quality Management System based on ISO 13485.

5 possible pitfalls when your procedures need to comply with different standards

posted on 15-Mar-2019 by Ann Vankrunkelsven
ISO 13485, ISO 9001, ISO 27001, ISO 14001 are all examples of standards in management systems. All of them are based on the same kind of principle, but they do have their own specific approaches and focuses. This blog gives you 5 things to pay attention to when integrating different management systems.

Can medical device software be updated and released in an Agile way ?

posted on 17-Feb-2019 by Arnaud Alberts
What are the modern methods for Agile Design Controls for Medical Devices? We recently made a webinar explaining this and providing visual examples of Matrix Requirements application: MatrixALM. Watch the recorded webinar here!

When is a good time to switch from a paper-based to an electronic QMS ?

posted on 15-Jun-2018 by Ann Vankrunkelsven
For companies that are implementing a QMS from scratch, my advice would be to start immediately with an electronic QMS (eQMS). It will save you so much time, effort, frustration and money in the future! But what if you already have a paper-based QMS? And you are busy developing and improving your devices? And you have all these procedures in their nice binders (which nobody reads) and records in other binders. And the auditors seem to like it this way…

Does a QMS have to be static or can it be agile as well, is it worthwhile the effort going for it ?

posted on 03-Mar-2018 by Ann Vankrunkelsven
The QA department is like a zombie island. We all know about it, but we don’t want to go there. They seem to be living on dead paperwork. They have a thing called a QMS. It comes with rules and procedures, which never truly reflects the real way of working, but it’s just too much effort to change them…

ISO 13485:2016 - the new version has arrived!

posted on 24-Mar-2016 by Wolfgang Huber
Besides adding many details the main changes are that you need to do a risk assessment on all processes. The design and development requirements also have changed significantly, for example new requirements for the design transfer and design development files have been added. Another big change is that you have to validate software used to maintain your quality system.

IEC 62304 2015 - impact on Class A software

posted on 17-Mar-2016 by Wolfgang Huber
What changes for Class A software with the updates of 62304:2015.
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