Ready for your share of a $533 million cost savings? And quicker patient access to your newly developed medical devices? The FDA estimates both will be true for devicemakers that comply with its proposed Quality Management System Regulation (QMSR) when it is finalized.

No longer a far-off possibility, harmonization of the FDA’s Quality System Regulation (QSR) with ISO 13485 is well in motion. This means all of the above for you — cost savings, faster patient access — if you understand the differences between the two methods, can adjust your quality management system (QMS) accordingly.

That’s where Kristen Grumet comes in. This senior vice president of regulatory compliance at Greenleaf Health also has nine years’ experience as an FDA field investigator specializing in medical devices. She will ensure you understand the proposed rule, adjust your QMS and reap the benefits of harmonization.

Webinar Takeaways:

  • The commonalities and differences between ISO 13485:2016 and the FDA’s proposed QMSR, including:
    • The difference between being able to demonstrate competence of personnel vs. providing evidence of training
    • The expectations for risk management and a risk-based approach throughout the QMS vs. the use of risk analysis during design controls
  • The commonalities and differences between how the quality system requirements are enforced by the FDA vs. notified body auditors (e.g., auditing styles and potential regulatory repercussions of noncompliance)
  • The history and driving force behind harmonization: why the FDA is changing the QSR now after more than 20 years of successful implementation
  • The advantages and potential disadvantages of harmonization, such as how the satellite regulations of Part 803 (MDR Reporting) and Part 806 (Corrections and Removals) fit in under ISO 13485:2016 and what happens to the FDA’s Quality Systems Inspection Technique (QSIT) program
  • What to expect during the transition from the current QSR to the new QMSR, including how much time you will have to adopt the new requirements and how the FDA will enforce them during the transition period

Get ready for the new QMSR — and all its possibilities for your devices — with this webinar.

Who Will Benefit:

  • Quality professionals (All Levels)
  • R&D professionals involved with design controls for medical devices
  • Internal auditors
  • All employees with quality system compliance responsibilities