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How to Evaluate and Select Quality Auditors

How to Evaluate and Select Quality Auditors

The key to a successful quality audit is selecting a highly qualified auditor. Since the quality of your organizational processes directly depends on the audit's effectiveness, it's imperative to choose the right professionals for the job.  Read More

What does the FDA Consider Data Integrity and Why Does It Matter

What does the FDA Consider Data Integrity and Why Does It Matter

For FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration)-regulated industries, organizations, and projects, the importance of data integrity is extremely high. Besides being a requirement for compliance reasons, data integrity is the foundation of a top-notch quality management system and paramount for ensuring patient safety.  Read More

What is Regulatory Strategy?

What is Regulatory Strategy?

Developing an effective regulatory strategy is more than following the step-by-step requirements outlined by a regulatory agency. It's a proactive process that helps you refine your product development goals and get your product to market faster. With the help of an experienced regulatory strategist, you can create a plan that addresses potential competitors, various regulatory requirements at... Read More

5 Ways to Improve Your Document Control System

5 Ways to Improve Your Document Control System

Quality managers everywhere will attest to the fact that effective document control is critical to the quality management systems — a process that is central to any regulated organization. And depending on just how efficiently document control is done, it can either make or break the company.  Read More

5 Reasons to Seek External Auditors for your QMS

5 Reasons to Seek External Auditors for your QMS

Regular internal audits are a vital part of QMS maintenance and are in many cases a regulatory requirement. By collecting evidence and evaluating it objectively, a company can determine how well its quality management system is performing, and support an environment of continuous improvement.  An effective audit can identify areas of risk and opportunity. Even if the audit doesn't reveal any... Read More

How to Ensure Effectiveness of Internal Audits

How to Ensure Effectiveness of Internal Audits

Many executives only see internal audits as something that has to be done for compliance reasons. However, the reality is that an efficient and effective internal audit program can reduce redundancies, reduce risk, enhance customer satisfaction, and bring about cost savings. An effective internal audit will also improve efficiencies by identifying opportunities for improvement and eliminating... Read More

Remote Auditing: Risks and Rewards

Remote Auditing: Risks and Rewards

According to a recent survey by the Independent International Organization for Certification (IIOC), 38 percent of total audits (across 22 certification bodies) were delivered remotely in 2020. The year before, that number stood at a meager 1.75 percent.   Read More

What is your QMS Strategy?

What is your QMS Strategy?

Many startups mistakenly believe that creating a successful QMS strategy means building complex solutions to satisfy all elements of ISO 9001:2015 (or similar systems). Such an approach can be overwhelming, time-consuming, and even counter-productive. Quality management systems should be tailored and scaled to the specific business needs.    Read More

The Importance of Picking the Right Predicate Device

The Importance of Picking the Right Predicate Device

Medical devices undergo a strict and rigorous evaluation by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to obtain approval for the US market. Suppose you want a Class II medical device cleared for sale in America. In that case, you need to be familiar with predicate devices (predicates) and how to support your substantial equivalency claims with carefully crafted documentation.  Read More

Prevention vs Detection in Quality Control

Prevention vs Detection in Quality Control

The saying "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" is especially applicable when talking about prevention vs. detection in quality control. Estimates show that it is ten times more costly to correct a problem than it is to prevent one. Poor quality can result in additional business costs such as lost customers, wasted materials, product recalls, reworking the product, and cost of... Read More