Software Development for Medical Device Manufacturers: An intensive Two-day Workshop

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Spring 2017 Course

Dates: Wednesday, April 5 and Thursday, April 6, 2017

Time: 8:30AM – 4:30PM

Decision date: Friday, March 24, 2017

Early Registration Date deadline: Monday, March 20, 2017

Before Early Registration Date:
Members $465
Non-members $495

After Early Registration Date:
Members $495
Non-members $545

WHERE: Crowne Plaza Hotel
15 Middlesex Canal Park Drive
Woburn, MA 01801

Phone 781-245-5405
Fax 781-245-5406

If paying by check, the check must be received before the appropriate dates for Early Registration and Decision Dates.

Make Checks payable and send to:
IEEE Boston Section
One Centre Street, Suite 203
Wakefield, MA 01880

Speaker: Steve Rakitin, President, Software Quality Consulting, Inc.

Course Overview:

Software Development for Medical Device Manufacturers: An intensive Two-day Workshop

Developing software in compliance with FDA, EU regulations and international standards is challenging. This two-day intensive course provides practical guidance and suggestions for developing software that complies with applicable FDA and EU regulations, guidance documents and international standards such as IEC 62304 and ISO 14971. The focus of this course is interpreting Design Controls for software. Each section of the Design Controls regulation (820.30) is discussed from the software perspective. Corresponding requirements from IEC 62304 are woven into the flow.

In-depth discussion of critical topics such as Requirements, Software Verification & Validation, Risk Management and Fault Tree Analysis are included. In addition, techniques for validating software development tools and software used in Manufacturing and Quality Systems are also discussed. Interactive group exercises are included to facilitate discussion and learning.

Software and firmware engineers, software managers, RA/QA staff, validation engineers, and project managers. Anyone interested in learning how to develop medical device software in compliance with regulations, standards and guidance documents.


• Introduction
Medical Device Definitions – FDA and EU
Regulatory Roadmap and FDA/EU Device
Classification Schemes
FDA Regulations and Guidance Documents for Software
Standards – ISO 13485, IEC 62304, ISO 14971, EN-14971, IEC 60601, and IEC 62366-1
All Software is Defective

• Interpreting Design Controls for Software
Software Development Models
Design and Development Planning
Design Inputs
• About Requirements…
• Requirements Exercise
Design Outputs
Design Reviews
Design Verification
• Software Verification Techniques
Design Validation
• Software Validation Process
Design Transfer
Design Changes
Design History File

• Validation of…
Software Tools used to develop Medical
Device Software
Software used in Manufacturing
Software used in Quality Systems

• Risk Management
Standards and Regulations
Terms and Concepts
Risk Management Process
Risk Management Tools and Techniques
• Fault Tree Exercise
Data Collection and Analysis
Documentation Requirements

• Summary

• Comprehensive reference materials included

Speaker Bio:
Steven R. Rakitin has over 40 years experience as a software engineer including 25 years of experience in the medical device industry. He has worked with over 85 medical device manufacturers worldwide, from startups to Fortune 100 corporations. He has written several papers on medical device software risk management as well as a book titled: Software Verification & Validation for Practitioners and Managers.

He received a BSEE from Northeastern University and an MSCS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He earned certifications from the American Society for Quality (ASQ) as a Software Quality Engineer (CSQE) and Quality Auditor (CQA). He is a Senior Life member of IEEE and a member of MassMEDIC. He is on the Editorial Review Board for the ASQ Journal Software Quality Professional.

As President of Software Quality Consulting Inc., he helps medical device companies comply with FDA regulations, guidance documents, and international standards in an efficient and cost-effective manner.