In this edition of Devine Guidance (DG), the doctor will provide guidance for 21 CFR, Part 820 – Subpart – I, Nonconforming Product, specifically (820.90). The key takeaways for this week are: sticking to procedures; understanding the importance and elements of effective control of nonconforming product; refraining from the UAI disposition; reworking to approved specifications; and maintaining and updating accurate DHRs.
In this week’s edition of Devine Guidance (DG), the doctor will provide guidance for 21 CFR, Part 820 – Subpart – H, Acceptance Activities, and specifically (820.86), Acceptance Status. There is really just one takeaway from this week: ensure all devices are properly labeled with the appropriate acceptance status.
In this week’s edition of Devine Guidance , the doctor provides guidance for 21 CFR, Part 820 – Subpart – H, Acceptance Activities, and specifically (820.80), receiving, in-process, and finished device acceptance. Selecting suppliers capable of supporting an effective SSDP, employing statistical tools when performing in-process acceptance activities, completing final acceptance activities before finished devices can be released for distribution, and collecting and placing appropriate information into rec…
Process validation is a mission-critical activity. Medical device manufacturers must ensure all processes are either verified or validated. This week’s Devine Guidance discusses compliance with section 820.75—process validation.
Inspection, measuring, and test equipment form a significant part of the quality-system foundation for successful medical device manufacturers. Device manufacturers need effective tools to gage adherence to approved product specifications; and the vehicle employed for doing so is the performance of acceptance activities utilizing inspection, measuring, and test equipment.
In this week’s edition of Devine Guidance , Dr. D will complete (it’s about time!) the review of section 820.70 of the Quality System Regulation (QSR), and focus on subsection (h) manufacturing material, and (i) automated processes.
In this week’s edition of Devine Guidance (DG), Dr. D will continue down the production and process controls path by examining the requirements for subsections (f) buildings, and (g) equipment. Buildings and equipment fall into Dr. D’s not rocket science category.
As promised, in the week’s edition of Devine Guidance (DG) Dr. D will continue with analyzing the requirements associated with 21 CFR, Part 820 – Section 820.70; subsections (c) environmental control, (d) personnel, and (e) contamination control.
The Quality System Regulation (QSR), for production and process controls, (21 CFR, Part 820 – Subpart G, Section 820.70) is in the opinion of Dr. D one of the more salient requirements of the regulation.
The identification and traceability (sections 820.60 and 820.65) for products and finished medical devices, throughout the entire manufacturing process, including raw materials employed during the manufacturing process, and the subsequent sale and distribution of medical devices, are critical elements of the Quality System Regulation (QSR).