JOSE IGNACIO MORA
José Mora is a Principal Consultant specializing in Manufacturing Engineering and Quality Systems. For over 30 years he has worked in the medical device and life sciences industry specializing in manufacturing, process development, tooling, and quality systems. Prior to working full time as a consulting partner for Atzari Consulting, José served as Director of Manufacturing Engineering at Boston Scientific and as Quality Systems Manager at Stryker Orthopedics, where he introduced process performance, problem solving, and quality system methodologies. During that time he prepared a white paper on the application of lean manufacturing methods to the creation and management of controlled documents and a template for strategic deployment. José led the launch of manufacturing at a start-up urology products company as Director of Manufacturing for UroSurge, Inc. at the University of Iowa’s business incubator park in Coralville, IA, creating a world-class medical device manufacturing operation, with JIT, kanban systems, visual workplace and lean manufacturing practices.
This seminar will provide an essential overview of the key areas of requirements for product approvals for medical devices in the Middle East and North Africa. The programme will cover the regulatory requirements and developments in the individual countries such as Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, UAE, and Yem..
Test method validation is an often-confusing requirement for medical devices. A fundamental issue is the role-reversal between the test method and the product or process it is designed to detect. For example, while a defect-free process is desirable, a test method must be reliable both in detecting defects and in not rejecting acceptable samples. Those who work with process optimization and validation focus..
Internal and external audits are an integral part of running a medical device or biotechnology manufacturing operation. To be sure, auditors must follow standards such as ISO 13485, ISO 14971, or regulations such as 21 CFR Part 820. Additionally, an auditor has personal experiences of what a state of control looks like and has visited sufficient places to know what to look for. Anyone in a medical device se..
This course is essential for Medical Device companies interested in submitting software enabled medical Devices or Software as a Medical Device to the FDA for 510K approval. One of the biggest risks most company's face when submitting their device for approval is finding out after seven or more months of waiting that the 510K has been denied because the software portion of the submittal is inadequate and no..
The effective and progressive use of a Screening DOE, a Mapping DOE and a Robust Process DOE will lead to a better understanding of the process and the location of the best optimum. NOTE: This webinar focuses on DOE strategies. It is not focused on statistical methods, analysis of variance, and other techniques, but rather the overall approach for successful DOEs.This DOE (Design of experiments) t..
Whether your company is small or large each should have at least one independent yet experienced individual or department that can be relied on to resolve issues from these and other perspectives: quality assurance, regulatory affairs, and corporate risk management. While companies rely on audits to remain in compliance everyone is eventually faced with a complex issue that requires examination from an..
Design Control is essentially a quality assurance program for the Research and Development department. The VP or Director of R&D owns the design control effort. Over the years many companies have included the design control requirements into their project plans and build the Design History File as part of the development process. Nothing has changed in these basics, but FDA’s and ISO’s expectations are ..