What is ISO 13485?

ISO 13485:2016 specifies requirements for a quality management system where an organisation needs to demonstrate its ability to provide medical devices and related services that consistently meet customer requirements and regulatory requirements applicable to medical devices and related services.

The primary objective of ISO 13485:2016 is to facilitate harmonised medical device regulatory requirements for quality management systems. As a result, it includes some particular requirements for medical devices and excludes some of the requirements of ISO 9001 that are not appropriate as regulatory requirements. Because of these exclusions, organisations whose quality management systems conform to this International Standard cannot claim conformity to ISO 9001 unless their quality management systems conform to all the requirements of ISO 9001.

All requirements of ISO 13485:2016 are specific to organisations providing medical devices, regardless of the type or size of the organisation.

ISO 13485:2016 focuses 4Es attention on:

•  Regulatory Requirements

•  Client Requirements

•  Risk Management

•  Legal Compliance

•  Traceability and Recall

•  Process Improvement

•  Operational Efficiency


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