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Understanding the Many Connotations of Risk in Medical Device Development and the Consequences of Getting Them Wrong

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Risk mitigation in the medical device industry typically starts with a brainstorming session: the product development team randomly rattles off risks and writes them down.

This “cherry-picking” approach is a haphazard process because whether you spend an hour or a year, you can never be certain you have captured all the important risks.

Suffice it to say, this webinar is not the typical ISO 14971, QMS or Design Control approach which although commonly followed, all take a very limited view of risk and are simply not adequate for regulatory submissions.

During this free 90 minute interactive webinar, a more systematic, engineering-minded approach to risk is presented.

 

Multiple examples of actual medical devices are used to demonstrate specifically:

  • What are the three buckets of risk and how to apply them?
  • What’s the difference between a risk mitigation strategy and a risk management plan?
  • How to deemphasize or not draw attention to certain risks?
  • What’s the relationship between risk mitigation and product liability?
  • How to handle risks in off-label uses without creating product liability nightmares?
  • How to factor regulatory risk into the equation

Ultimately risk is not a simple matter. There are many different connotations of risk.

Medical device manufacturers need to understand the impact of risk mitigation strategy on a regulatory submission as it can make or break a submission, especially if it’s a 510(k) or de novo.

Your risk management plan is also very important, not just to meet the design control requirements, but in terms of product liability, as well.

A successful medical device manufacturer must carefully consider not only what you say regarding risk and how you say it, but also what you don’t say and how you don’t say it!

*Note: Limited live seats available.

 
About the presenter:

Michael Drues, Ph.D., is President of Vascular Sciences, a consulting and training company offering a broad range of services to medical device, pharmaceutical & biotechnology companies including creative regulatory strategy & competitive regulatory intelligence, regulatory submission design, FDA presentation preparation & defense.

Dr. Drues received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Biomedical Engineering from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. He has worked for and consulted with leading medical device, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies ranging in size from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies. He also works on a regular basis for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Health Canada, the US and European Patent Offices, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and other regulatory and governmental agencies around the world.

Dr. Drues is an internationally recognized expert and featured keynote speaker on cutting-edge medical technologies and regulatory affairs. He conducts seminars and short-courses for medical device, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Health Canada, the US and European Patent Offices, the US Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services (CMS) and other regulatory and governmental agencies around the world.

Finally, as an Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Biomedical Engineering & Biotechnology, Dr. Drues teaches graduate courses in Regulatory Affairs & Clinical Trials, Clinical Trial Design, Medical Device Regulatory Affairs & Product Development, Combination Products, Pathophysiology, Medical Technology & Biotechnology at several universities & medical schools onground & on-line


Presenter

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Michael Drues, Ph.D.
President
Vascular Sciences

Moderator

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Jon Speer
Founder & VP QA/RA
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About Vascular Sciences

Valscular Sciences is a consulting and training company offering a broad range of services to medical device, pharmaceutical & biotechnology companies including creative regulatory strategy & competitive regulatory intelligence, regulatory submission design, FDA presentation preparation & defense. For additional information, contact Dr. Drues at (508) 887-9486, e-mail mdrues@vascularsci.com or via LinkedIn.


 

 

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