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ISO 13485:2016 Success For Advena Ltd in Malta!

Advena Limited,  Malta have chalked up a remarkable success!

Following the successful re-certification audit at our UK office at the end of February 2019, the next task was to audit our office in Malta (an EU27 member state) for inclusion on our ISO 13485:2016 certification. Advena’s experts set about this tricky task providing carefully planned advice and guidance to our Maltese team, the result of which, after a gruelling audit by LRQA, one of the UK’s most respected Notified Bodies, was a glowing report and more importantly achieving the much converted certification it needed to move its EU Authorised Representative (EC REP) business forward.

If you’re looking for an EC REP based in the EU27 or are looking for QMS consultancy to ISO 13485:2016 please contact us for more details and become part of a success story.

Email Advena: info@advenamedical.com

 

ISO 13485: 2016 MDSAP – Gap Analysis

ISO13485:2016 is the most recent version of quality management system (QMS), specifically for medical device manufacturers and is now considered the ‘gold’ standard.

Manufacturers have until March 2019 in order to update their current ISO13485 QMS to this latest version and become certified.

In addition if it’s your intension is to access USA, Brazilian, Japanese, Australian and/or Canadian markets you will be required to comply with the requirements of the Medical Device Single Audit Program (MDSAP).

At Advena we have experts who specialise in guiding manufacturers to compliance whether it’s ISO13485:2016 or with the additional requirements of MDSAP and the first logical step is to perform a gap analysis.

The Advena gap analysis will evaluate your QMS and assess your level of compliance, identifying any gaps, deficiencies or nonconformities when comparing to your current QMS to the standard you wish to achieve.

After completion of the gap analysis we will provide a full written report which you can use as a guide to upgrade your QMS internally, or alternatively Advena can upgrade your QMS for an agreed fee.

This service is particularly helpful for SME’s and start-up organisations whose depth of resources may not allow a gap analysis to be conducted internally.

For more information on how Advena can assist with assessing your QMS to either ISO13485:2016 or to include the requirements of MDSAP certification or even to implement a new QMS please contact us at info@advenamedical.com for a detailed quotation.

Advena Receives ISO 13485:2016 Certification

 

As a medical device regulatory and quality management (QMS) consultancy we place considerable value in holding our own ISO13485:2016 certified QMS.

We are therefore pleased to announce receipt of our new ISO13485:2016 certificate covering the following scope ‘European Authorised Representative service, quality management, regulatory affairs and document creation and control for medical device manufacturers’.

Having this much sought-after certification underpins our ability to help, assist and guide manufacturers through this process, therefore if you are also looking to transition to the 2016 version of this standard or are ready to implement your own quality management system please do get in touch with us, we have a team of experts ready to help.

Email: info@advenamedical.com

Advena Add More Experience to Their Team

This month we welcome Richard Bassett to our team at Advena Limited., as our newest Senior Regulatory Consultant and QMS expert.

Some of you will already know Richard as he is joining us from a well-known major UK Notified Body where he has been a Client Manager and Lead Auditor. This has included working as a Lead Assessor for EN ISO 13485 and ISO 9001 systems covering all medical devices including IVD devices. Richard is a certified Auditor for almost all aspects of device CE marking, CMDCAS and overseas GMP requirements and has been closely involved in managing Notified Body audit teams. Richard is also an MDSAP lead auditor.

Specifically, Richard has been involved in management teams responsible for Quality Management Systems and Technical Files which included IVD Devices, Pregnancy Test Kits, Contact Lens Solutions, Eye Drops and Ear Drops plus the management and execution of associated supplier and internal audits.

This experience has involved working with risk management and the preparation of technical documentation including the classification conversion of cosmetic products to medical devices – an important issue under the new MDR and IVDR regulations.

Richard’s qualifications include an MSc in Structural Molecular Biology with a dissertation on the Structure and Function of Antibodies (specific to IVD research) and he is now completing a dissertation on Medical Device Regulation. These higher level qualifications complement an earlier BSc in Biomedical Science where study topics included biochemistry, medical microbiology, biotechnology, genetics, and immunology.

Richard’s background is specifically of note when considering the new classification systems for IVD devices in the EU.

Undoubtedly Richard has a wealth of experience to offer our existing and prospective clients alike and we welcome him to our expanding company. If like many of our clients you are looking for excellent experienced regulatory support please email Advena for a solution to meet your regulatory needs, please email: info@advenamedical.com

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