What is ISO 13485 Certification?
ISO 13485 is an international quality management system (QMS) standard for the design and manufacture of medical devices. The standard is based on the ISO 9001 quality management system and is designed to help medical device organizations meet regulatory requirements for the design and manufacture of safe and effective medical devices. ISO 13485 certification is a validation demonstrating that a company has a QMS in place that meets the requirements of the ISO 13485 standard.
Why Get ISO 13485 Certification?
An ISO 13485 certificate is essential for businesses as it provides a framework for an effective quality management system. The standard is based on the Plan-Do-Check-Act model and is designed to help organizations continually improve their quality management systems. It covers all aspects of the design and production of medical devices, from initial concept to final delivery.
ISO 13485 certification demonstrates to customers, regulators, and other stakeholders that an organization is committed to quality and safety. It can also help organizations to win business, as many tend to prefer working with suppliers who have an ISO 13485 certificate.
Benefits of ISO 13485 Certification
- Helps you streamline your quality management processes, leading to improved product quality and reduced costs.
- Reduces the risk of product recalls and other costly problems associated with poor quality.
- Serves as a valuable marketing tool, demonstrating to customers that your products meet the highest standards for quality and safety.
- Can help you gain a competitive edge in the marketplace.
- Demonstrates your commitment to quality and customer satisfaction.
- Eases the process of obtaining regulatory approval for your products in many markets.
- Provides a framework for continual improvement of your quality management system.
Which Organizations Can Apply?
Any organization that designs, manufactures, or distributes medical devices can apply for ISO 13485 certificate. This includes suppliers of materials, components, and sub-assemblies used in the production of medical devices.
ISO 13485 Certification Process Via IAS
The steps involved in ISO 13485 certification process via IAS are as follows:
- Request a quote from IAS after filling out the application form.
- Sign a contract and pay the registration fee.
- IAS will assign a lead auditor to your project who will develop an ISO 13485 audit checklist and a customized audit plan based on your specific needs.
- The lead auditor will conduct an on-site assessment of your quality management system to determine compliance with the requirements of the standard.
- IAS will issue a report detailing the findings of the audit.
- If your organization is found to be in compliance with the standard, IAS will issue an ISO 13485 certificate.
ISO 13485 Audit Checklist
An ISO 13485 audit checklist is a tool used by auditors to assess whether an organization’s quality management system (QMS) meets the requirements of the ISO 13485 standard. The ISO 13485 audit checklist covers all aspects of the QMS, from top management commitment to product realization and design control. It also includes guidance on how to conduct an auditor’s review of an organization’s QMS.
Why Choose IAS for ISO 13485 Certification?
Integrated Assessment Services Pvt. Ltd. (IAS) is a leading provider of ISO 13485 certification services. We are an accredited certification body with extensive experience in the certification of medical device companies. Our team of ISO 13485 experts can provide you with the guidance and support you need to ensure a successful certification process. We offer competitive pricing and flexible payment options to make certification affordable for your organization. We also provide ISO 13485 audit checklist and templates to help you prepare for your certification audit.