This intensive 2½ day course covers the practical application of the design control requirements of the Quality System regulation to medical devices. This course offers FDA and industry the unique opportunity to participate in a shared learning experience. Examples of design control tools, templates, and practices, in use by AAMI member companies, stimulate discussion and provide a practical resource for future reference. Case studies and situation analyses are used throughout the program to help participants analyze potential areas of noncompliance, identify improvements, and evaluate the various methods of managing a design control program. The content focuses on the how-to's of implementing a program that meets FDA's design control requirements while ensuring a fast and efficient flow of new products.
An optional exam is available online for 2 weeks following the end of the program.
Upon completion of this 2-day course, participants will be able to evaluate the challenges with the use of Agile practices and be prepared to adapt these practices as needed to ensure the development of compliant, safe, and effective products. This course builds on the concepts in AAMI TIR45:2012, Guidance on the use of agile practices in the development of medical device software.
This highly interactive 3.5-day, advanced course assumes that participants are experienced in working with an established ethylene oxide sterilization process, but are now challenged with ensuring the continued effectiveness and assessing change for the product or process. The program combines classroom lecture with real-life scenarios to illustrate concepts and situational analyses that provide participants with the opportunity to apply what they learn to actual sterilization scenarios. Some of the topics to be covered are: validation and requalification; validation reports, protocols, and documentation; product adoption; troubleshooting; process changes and process equivalency; product release methods; and optimization of sterilization process.
This 3-day course offers participants a comprehensive overview to human factors as it relates to medical devices. It includes regulatory requirements of FDA, specifically the interpretation from the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) Human Factors Team, as they relate to human factors, and the process of applying human factors in design controls during the design of a medical device. The course also includes the regulatory perspective of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) and the impact of human factors on pharma.
Industrial Sterilization for Medical Devices is a comprehensive 4 day course covering essential information on sterilization technologies and methods, sterilization standards, FDA requirements, critical factors in product design and product release decisions, and much more.
This 2.5-day course provides attendees with practical tools and techniques for process validation requirements for FDA's Quality System regulation and recognized Process Validation Guidance from the Global Harmonization Task Force. The program includes industry best practices and real-life process validation examples.
Demonstrate Return on Investment (ROI) to employers by completing and passing the Process Validation Post-Course Test. This optional, one-hour, self-assessment tests your mastery of the course materials and your ability to correctly interpret the Quality System regulation. This optional post-test which is available online for 2 weeks following the end of the program, will be available to all participants.
This 3.5-day program covers principles, processes, industry best practices, and industry standards in radiation sterilization for medical devices. Some of the topics covered are: FDA expectations regarding successful submissions and inspections, recalls, problem solving, and risk avoidance; scientific theory and principles of radiation sterilization; and the 11137 series radiation sterilization standards.
This 3 day course supplies attendees with practical tools and techniques for software validation for embedded device software, Off-The-Shelf software, and Quality System (Non-Device) software. It includes real life software validation examples utilizing Engineering & Software Quality "best practices." The workshop includes practical information on a variety of topics such as writing useful & testable requirements, techniques for testing, and streamlining quality processes for development and validation efforts.