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Articles Tagged "quality"

OEMs Share Perspectives on Additive Manufacturing Challenges

by BONEZONE | Aug 2018

While many opportunities arise for companies that implement additive manufacturing, headwinds are also faced. Experts from K2M, 4WEB Medical, LimaCorporate and Ampower provide insight into design, quality, lead time and other critical AM issues. ... Read more »

Supply Chain Quality Panel, Part I: OEM and Supplier Perspectives

by BONEZONE | Jun 2018

In this installment, supply chain experts from Autocam Medical, MicroPort Orthopedics, Orchid Orthopedic Solutions and Zimmer Biomet discuss customer differentiation, building partnerships, regulatory challenges and continuous improvement efforts. ... Read more »

Hospital, Surgeons Provide Insight Into Purchasing Priorities

by BONEZONE | Jun 2018

The OMTEC® 2018 opening Keynote Panel offered perspective on hospital actions and priorities while addressing critical industry topics including pressure from public and private payors, bundled payments, value analysis committees and outpatient surgeries. ... Read more »

Start Simple: Advice to Effectively Use Statistical Methods in Process Validation

by BONEZONE | Apr 2018

Thorough process development, optimization and control using appropriate statistical methods and tools is recommended to show that processes are stable and capable.... Read more »

Are You Capturing the Right Inspection Information?

by BONEZONE | Feb 2018

By recording actual results, instead of pass/fail, you can better investigate failures that may occur in production/post-production. This approach also helps to verify the specification you originally developed is appropriate and effective for your products.... Read more »

Top Tools to Qualify Suppliers

by Robert Packard | Jan 2017

When an OEM specifies weak second-tier suppliers, its first-tier suppliers have fewer resources to devote to its own internal processes. One weak link can prevent the best outcome from occurring. This six-step program helps OEMs ensure that they’re recommending top suppliers throughout the chain.... Read more »

Supplier Quality Agreements Are Not Just a Handshake Anymore

by BONEZONE | Apr 2016

Regulatory bodies do not see supplier quality agreements as a new requirement. They also expect medical device manufacturers to require suppliers to conduct remediation where required and within documented timelines. It is appropriate to use a risk management approach to prioritize required focal po... Read more »

8 Design Control Issues Found During FDA Inspections

by John Gagliardi | Nov 2015

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

FDA Outlines Critical Quality Measures

by BONEZONE | Sep 2015

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

ISO 9001 Drastically Revised

by Robert Packard | Aug 2015

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

Purchasing Controls: Draft the Best Supplier Quality Agreement

by John Gagliardi | Jul 2015

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

Getting Lean: Strive for Built-in-Quality

by BONEZONE | Jul 2015

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

Big Changes in ISO 13485:2015?

by Robert Packard | May 2015

On February 5, 2015, a second draft of ISO 13485 was released to the world for comment. How will new quality system requirements in the latest version of ISO 13485 affect you?... Read more »

FDA Surveillance Inspections and Warning Letters Decrease

by Hannah Corcoran | Nov 2014

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

FDA Expectations: Overcoming Supply Chain Weaknesses

by Martin Browning | Apr 2014

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

Sites Medical Expanding in Whitley County, Indiana

by BONEZONE | Mar 2014

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

Secant Medical appoints Jacqueline Ferro as Vice President, Quality and Regulatory Assurance

by BONEZONE | Feb 2013

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

Blogs and Apps that Bring Solutions

by BONEZONE | Dec 2012

UPDATE: Mr. Packard's blog has moved to Medical Device Academy. Also, find his BONEZONE articles  by clicking on the author tab on the homepage. Quality Control can be stale. Reading about it can be even duller. Rob Packard wants to change that by bringing the topic to life with his blog, QC i... Read more »

The Quality Review Board: A Conduit for Success

by John Gagliardi | Dec 2012

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

Ceram Launches Regulatory Approval Package

by BONEZONE | Oct 2012

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

Complaints: A Second Chance to "Make it Right"

by BONEZONE | Oct 2012

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

Spectrum Plastics Increases Quick-Turn Tooling & Molding Capabilities at its Minnesota Facility

by BONEZONE | Aug 2012

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

Quality by Design: Incoming Acceptance Activities of Purchased Materials

by John Gagliardi | Aug 2012

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Local Hospitals Seek to Improve Quality of Hip and Knee Replacement

by BONEZONE | Aug 2012

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

Banner Medical, Pioneer Surgical Presenting at Supplier Quality Management Congress

by BONEZONE | Jul 2012

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

The Internal Quality Audit Process for Orthopaedic Medical Device Companies: Risk Indicators and Uncertainties

by BONEZONE | Aug 2011

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

Blogs and Apps That Bring Solutions

by BONEZONE | Jun 2011

  InVivoLink Introduces OrthoPod, a Tablet-based Implant Registry Application;  Emergo Group Medical Device Blog for QA/RA Professionals;  IMARC Research Blog... Read more »

Corrective and Preventive Action: What Does FDA Look For During Inspection?

by BONEZONE | Mar 2011

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

Design Controls: Design Transfer, Changes and the Design History File

by BONEZONE | Dec 2010

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

Design Controls: Design Verification and Validation

by BONEZONE | Sep 2010

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

Design Controls: Inputs and Outputs in Synergy

by BONEZONE | Mar 2010

This is the third in a series of articles focused on the design controls process from a standpoint of business acumen as well as meeting customer requirements in the orthopaedic medical device market. Sometimes called the requirements phase, design inputs are the starting point of understanding the ... Read more »