Design Control Medical Device

A Simplified Introduction to Medical Device Design Control

Often, when working on developing a medical device and its design control, designers and engineers find themselves stuck or having to repeat the same processes, again and again, to fix and perfect their design. Considering these seven common steps for design and control of medical devices can help a team avoid some of the most common pitfalls. Since 1990 and 1993, the US (21 CFR 820.30) and EU (MDD 93/42/EEC) respectively included Medical Devices in their GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) set of rules and regulations, with the International Standards Organization (ISO) following suit in 1996 by publishing their voluntary ISO [...]

development of medical device product lifecycle

The Four Phases of Medical Device Product Development Lifecycle

The Four Phases of Medical Device Product Development Lifecycle 1. Conception This phase contains several steps from idea conception, the use context of the medical device, initial concept development, up to proof of concept. These ideation processes generate abstract concepts in need of further development, refinement, and adaptation, to result in a workable base for developing a medical device that is effective to use, feasible to produce, and can achieve regulatory compliance. 2. Design & Development New Process Development (NPD) Medical device product design should be carried out with manufacturing in mind. From the early stages of device components design, factors such as practical [...]