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Dealing with OCD in the Office

 

If you have a colleague who gets down to hairsplitting detail at every work she undertakes, to the extent that she takes half a day to complete a task that can be done in half an hour, you have a person with OCD in your midst. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a psychological condition in which the person with it is too obsessed with perfection. This penchant for perfection in everything they do can be painstaking for others who interact with them, but for those with…

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Added by John Robinson on March 7, 2019 at 6:54am — No Comments

Implementing an Effective Succession Plan

Fortune 500 companies and small family businesses alike share a business need - insuring that they have the talent necessary to effectively lead their organizations in the future. One of the most significant contributions a leader can make is insuring his/her business'continuity and sustainability - by having employees who are willing and capable of filling each key position with a plan for doing so when the need arises.

Succession Planning is a:

  • Deliberate, systematic…
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Added by John Robinson on March 5, 2019 at 6:59am — No Comments

How to interpret and use more than just a standard tool-box

How to apply statistics to manage risks and verify/validate processes in R&D, QA/QC, and Manufacturing, with examples derived mainly from the medical device design/manufacturing industry. The flow of topics over the 2 days is as follows:

  • ISO standards and FDA/MDD regulations regarding the use of statistics.
  • Basic vocabulary and concepts, including distributions such as binomial, hypergeometric, and Normal, and transformations into Normality.
  • Statistical…
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Added by John Robinson on January 23, 2019 at 5:51am — No Comments

eCTD Submissions of IND-NDA to the US FDA, EU and Canada

The international agreement to assemble all Quality, Safety and Efficacy information for a drug or biologic product into a common format (called the CTD - Common Technical Document) has improved the speed and efficiency for companies working in global development programs and clarified expectations by regulatory bodies.  Reformatting for multiple submissions is substantially limited.  The CTD has improved the regulatory review processes and enabled implementation of good review…

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Added by John Robinson on January 18, 2019 at 5:16am — No Comments

Effective Technical Writing in the Life Sciences

Technical writing and its role within the life sciences. Technical writers produce a variety of technical documents that are required to manage and direct regulated operations and to meet regulatory requirements. We will spend some time in this webinar discussing those document types, their importance, and the consequences of the messages are unclear or misunderstood.

After setting the stage for this content, we delve into the writing process beginning with the audience and how the…

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Added by John Robinson on January 9, 2019 at 6:44am — No Comments

How the FDA interprets advertising and promotion in principle and in fact

If you go "off label" with advertising and promotion, FDA's hammer can hit hard and seemingly out of the blue. Advertising and promotion for devices is weak and lacks legal clarity. For drugs, the regulations are prescriptive and guidance documents clamp down on nuances. Marketing and regulatory affairs departments must collaborate to avoid the hammer and penalties of FDA. The roadblock, however is that marketing managers and regulatory affairs managers rarely reach common ground and are…

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Added by John Robinson on January 7, 2019 at 7:28am — No Comments

6-Hour Virtual Seminar on FDA's Software Monsters

The complexity and vulnerability of software is expanding exponentially, so fast that Congress removed some device software from FDA’s jurisdiction.  The remaining software regulated by FDA presents a degree of a risk to health that creates a public health concern.  Part of that risk involves the intentional activity that can conflict, intrude or destroy software.  The problems are taking center stage in the “healthcare software” dialogue.  What issues can compromise or defeat the…

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Added by John Robinson on January 2, 2019 at 5:58am — No Comments

Nutrition Facts labels of pure maple syrup and honey

FDA Commissioner, Scott Gottlieb, has announced a major overhaul of the FDA’s update to the Nutrition Facts label on products. This overhaul, the first in nearly twenty years, is aimed at empowering consumers by furnishing information on Nutrition Facts labels pure maple syrup and honey that ensures greater accuracy and is more science-based. With this, the FDA wants to help consumers make more informed and healthier choices.

This update to the Nutrition Facts label has incorporated…

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Added by John Robinson on December 14, 2018 at 5:48am — No Comments

What are the FDA's Process Validation requirements?

Process Validation (PV), according to the FDA, is collecting and assessing data right from the design stage till the production stage. PV is set out for all the stages of production for a product in the FDA-regulated industries. The core purpose of PV is to establish scientific proof that any process being employed has the capability of delivering quality products consistently.

The FDA’s process validation requirements are set out in its general principles of Process Validation.…

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Added by John Robinson on December 10, 2018 at 7:02am — No Comments

Will smart devices be the smartphones of the medical device industry?

This is how the current-day situation of administering medical care runs: in the event of a medical need, the patient or someone attached to her is expected to sense the difficulty and call up the medical center to which the patient is attached. Help arrives after this is done. The medical practitioner may come over and attend to the patient at her location if the situation permits. Or else, the ambulance has to be called. All this has to done during what is called the Golden Hour: the most…

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Added by John Robinson on November 29, 2018 at 6:19am — No Comments

A Process Approach to Quality Management Systems

ISO 13485:2016 describes a process approach to Quality Management Systems for Medical Devices.  This 6 -hour virtual seminar will help you to understand the process approach and develop an effective Quality Management System (QMS) for Medical Device Companies.  A well-structured QMS meets the requirements of the Quality System Regulations and is both effective and efficient.  The regulations require that manufacturers “establish and maintain a quality system that is appropriate for the…

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Added by John Robinson on November 26, 2018 at 7:38am — No Comments

Dramatic changes expected into medical device regulations

A slew of updates to existing medical device and diagnostics (MD & D) regulations is on the cards. Medical device and diagnostics is a field that keeps changing every now and then. But what is different this time is that the industry is up against a series of updates, not just from one regulatory agency, but from a multitude of agencies and standards: FDA, EMA, ISO 13485 and ISO 11607, the last of which is about packaging for terminally sterilized medical devices.

Nature of…

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Added by John Robinson on November 22, 2018 at 6:37am — No Comments

FDA Scrutiny of Promotion and Advertising Practices

If you go "off label" with advertising and promotion, FDA's hammer can hit hard and seemingly out of the blue. Advertising and promotion for devices is weak and lacks legal clarity. For drugs, the regulations are prescriptive and guidance documents clamp down on nuances. Marketing and regulatory affairs departments must collaborate to avoid the hammer and penalties of FDA. The roadblock, however is that marketing managers and regulatory affairs managers rarely reach common ground and are…

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Added by John Robinson on November 20, 2018 at 7:38am — No Comments

Tougher Import Rules for FDA Imports in 2018

FDA and the Customs and Border Patrol Service (CBP) have become increasingly sophisticated and equally demanding in the submission of import information and adherence to government procedures. Firms that fail to understand and properly execute an import and export program find their shipments delayed, detained or refused. As of December 2016, FDA and CBP officially implemented the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) entry filing system. You either meet ACE requirements or face entry…

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Added by John Robinson on November 19, 2018 at 7:33am — No Comments

Concerned about health and safety on the job?



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Added by John Robinson on February 20, 2018 at 4:55am — No Comments

Risk Management in the Global Economy and outlook for 2017



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Risk management in the global economy is a highly challenging field for risk managers from any part of the world. With most of the world’s countries almost…

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Added by John Robinson on February 19, 2018 at 4:34am — No Comments

An understanding of Risk Management and Analysis for Medical Device Manufacturers



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Added by John Robinson on February 16, 2018 at 5:28am — No Comments

Benefits of Risk Management in all Industries 2018



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Added by John Robinson on February 15, 2018 at 4:35am — No Comments

Ways of managing risk in construction projects



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The ways of managing risk in construction projects need to be drilled down into the systems that are used in construction projects. Managing risk in…

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Added by John Robinson on February 14, 2018 at 4:59am — No Comments

How is Risk Management Important to Project Success?



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The answer to how risk management is important to project success is best illustrated by the fact that no project has ever succeeded without proper risk…

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Added by John Robinson on February 13, 2018 at 5:06am — No Comments

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Do your workplace/traffic safety plans include safety measures for workers who are not your own employees? Do they take into account the safety of those who will be - or could be - at your workplace,…Continue

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