QMSR, ISO 13485, & Risk Management

New episode on The Factor. Naveen Agarwal, PhD and Nate Blazei discuss the QMSR and the relationship to ISO 13485:2016 and how Risk Management is the cornerstone to success.

The new Quality Management System Regulation (QMSR) from the FDA represents a significant shift in expectations for how medical device companies manage their quality systems. At its core, QMSR requires companies to take a more process-based and risk-based approach that fully integrates risk management activities throughout the entire product lifecycle and organizational processes.

This episode features:

Naveen Agarwal, Ph.D. – Principal and Founder, Let’s Talk Risk!
Nathan Blazei, Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs, Kymanox
with your host Shannon Hoste, Vice President of Human Factors Engineering at Kymanox

Key Points:

  • Risk management can no longer be a separate activity but must be embedded into all quality processes under QMSR.
  • Process mapping and understanding information/data flows is critical for building an integrated risk management system.
  • A lifecycle approach to continually updating risk assessments based on real-world data is expected, not just a one-time activity.
  • The two-year transition period allows companies to identify gaps, update processes, and make a plan to implement QMSR’s risk-based expectations.
  • While not mandating ISO 14971 specifically, the FDA acknowledges it provides an excellent model for risk management that most companies should leverage.

Watch the Podcast Here

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