The Right Way to Start a QMS: When, How, & What

July 28, 2023

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Most people in the world of Medical Devices know that they need a Quality Management System, but what is the best way to go about building that QMS, when should you start, and how do you know when you've built it to the point it can stand on this own?

In this episode, Rob MacCuspie, PhD, Manager of Regulatory and Quality Affairs at Proxima Clinical Research, Inc., discusses the best practices of companies he has worked with to help implement their Quality Management System in a manageable way.

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Some of the highlights of this episode include:

  • What is the difference in your QMS and a Document Management System?
  • What is the most important aspect of a QMS?
  • Who really needs a QMS, and when?
  • What are the phases of a QMS?
  • How to start building a QMS.


Memorable quotes:

""If my SOPs and training process can bring in somebody that has no experience and they can hit the ground running, I'm not worried if the auditor has any experience now in my space, right. Because I now have everything in place to show somebody how they can teach themselves and learn and get up to speed and walk through the process."



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The Global Medical Device Podcast powered by Greenlight Guru is where today's brightest minds in the medical device industry go to get their most useful and actionable insider knowledge, direct from some of the world's leading medical device experts and companies.

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Etienne Nichols is a Medical Device Guru and Mechanical Engineer who loves learning and teaching how systems work together. He has both manufacturing and product development experience, even aiding in the development of combination drug-delivery devices, from startup to Fortune 500 companies and holds a Project...

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