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26Mar/19
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New Whitepaper Series – Why MedTech Must Embrace Industry 4.0

Medical Device Companies Must Embrace Modern Manufacturing Execution System (MES) Strategies to Future-Proof Their Business

By: Sandra K. Rodriguez, Market Analyst

FDA’s upcoming guidance on Computer Software Assurance (CSA) paves the way for Digital transformation and Industry 4.0 in MedTech. The Agency recognizes that systems like MES provide manufacturers advantages for reducing or eliminating errors, increasing business value, optimizing resources, and reducing patient risk.

Need a roadmap to enable Industry 4.0 in MedTech?  Read this whitepaper series to discover:

  • How to use MES as the backbone to enable Industry 4.0
  • Why modern MES support the transition from compliance to excellence
  • How to enable a step change for your business and patient outcomes
  • Ways to utilize Industry 4.0 across your manufacturing network

Download the series here and start your digital manufacturing transformation.

This white paper series was sponsored by Critical Manufacturing.

19Mar/19
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eBook: Goodbye Computer System Validation…

Hello Computer System Assurance (CSA)!

By: Daniel R. Matlis, President and Ellyn McMullin, Research Associate

FDA supports and encourages the use of automation systems and digital technologies throughout the product lifecycle to improve patient outcomes and reduce the risk to patients. It is a common misconception that extensive testing and documentation is required to demonstrate the validation of computer software used in automation.

The FDA, recognizing industries CSV challenges, has announced new guidance on “Computer Software Assurance for Manufacturing, Operations and Quality System Software.” This guidance is on the Agency’s “A-list” and is planned for release in FY 2019.

The content is this eBook represents Axendia’s analysis and opinions on “Computer Software Assurance for Manufacturing, Operations, and Quality System Software” based on the following trusted sources:

  • Axendia’s interaction with FDA representatives on this topic
  • Content and material sourced from FDA
  • First-hand experience from Axendia’s clients on the implementation of CSA

Register to receive this eBook, sponsored by Sparta Systems, and learn:

  • Why Critical Thinking is the Foundation of CSA
  • How to Implement a Risk-Based Approach to CSA
  • The Objectives of CSA
  • What the CSA Landscape Looks Like
  • Acceptable Levels of Assurance

Webinar also now available on-demand:  Understanding the FDA’s New Approach to Computer System Validation.

 

 

12Mar/19
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eBook: CSA – A Streamlined Approach to Validation

Computer System Assurance in Support of Manufacturing 4.0

By: Daniel R. Matlis, President

Computer System Validation (CSA) is a streamlined approach to validation that supports Manufacturing 4.0 in the Life-Sciences.   Medical Device Executives believe this new approach will result in a 30% to 50% reduction in time and cost, and will increase and accelerate improvements and innovation.

This eBook includes success stories and first-hand examples by:

Axendia_Validation_P10-copyrightedFrancisco (Cisco) Vicenty, Program Manager – CfQ, US FDA

Jason Spiegler, Sr. Director, Industry Portfolio Development, Siemens PLM

Damien McPhillips, Sr. Quality Manager – Global Software and Digital Health, Boston Scientific

Ray Murphy, Principal Software Quality Engineer, Boston Scientific

April Francis, Director Global IT Quality and Compliance, Medtronic

Frank Melendandri, Sr., Manager, Quality Assurance, Zoll Lifevest

 

This paradigm shift has had an enormous impact on the industry.  Backed by the FDA, a new era of computer system validation is here. According to Cisco Vicenty, CfQ Program Manager at FDA: “All the recommendations that the Non-Product CSV Guidance is highlighting, is within scope of the FDA’s QSRs and is compliant.”
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