Nobody sets out to write design control procedures that undermine product development but unfortunately that’s the situation I’ve observed at many medical device companies. In this blog post I describe some common ways that your quality system can undermine your product teams (part 1 of 2).
Medical Device Development
Medical device design controls are the regulations that govern the development of medical devices. The FDA established design controls in 1997 because they found that manufacturing controls alone were not sufficient. The FDA recognized that many patient injuries and deaths were the result of medical devices with fundamental design flaws (i.e. no matter how carefully …
Proven ideas to be able to catch problems earlier in complex product development, rather than wait for the finale of a big integration. Break the large stretches of work into small micro projects. When possible, build prototypes in these micro projects and demonstrate to customers to get early feedback.