Quality management systems for medical devices and in vitro diagnostics
In terms of content, it addresses the requirements that medical device manufacturers and suppliers must meet in developing, implementing and maintaining management systems for the medical device industry.
Process reliability through documented procedures
Proof of compliance with legal requirements
Increased product safety for patients & users
Increased customer & employee satisfaction
Highlighting the competence of the company
Quality management systems for medical devices and in vitro diagnostics (SCC)
What is ISO 13485?
What are the contents of ISO 13485?
What is the legal significance of ISO 13485?
How does a certification according to ISO 13485 work?
In the first step, you discuss your company and the goals of an ISO 13485 certification with us. Based on these discussions, you will receive an individual quote tailored to the needs of your company or organization.
After acceptance of the offer and before the actual audit, a gap assessment or project planning meeting can be useful to prepare for the next steps. A gap assessment offers a good opportunity to identify strengths and improvement potentials of your quality management system in advance. A project planning meeting can be useful, especially for larger projects, to plan and coordinate schedules that combine auditors from several sites.
The assessment of your quality management system is carried out in stages using a system analysis (stage 1) based on your QMS documentation and a subsequent on-site system assessment (stage 2), in which an experienced assessor evaluates the effectiveness of your processes for compliance with applicable requirements. The results are presented to you at a final meeting, along with the next steps on the path to their certification. You will receive a detailed report summarizing the results once the next step certification decision has been made.
The results from your system assessment are evaluated by an independent panel of experts, who confirm or reject the assessor's certification recommendation. If there are any questions regarding the content, we will contact you.
If you can prove that all requirements have been met, you will then receive your ISO certificate.
In order to maintain your certification, we must carry out our surveillance activities at regular intervals in the form of an annual surveillance audit.
Should there be any changes to your quality management system within a certification cycle, we will adapt our surveillance activities accordingly and include them in the audit cycle.
A certification according to ISO 13485 has a maximum duration of three years, but you can seamlessly combine it with a subsequent audit cycle by applying for recertification.