Software Development for Medical Device Manufacturers: “Live” Webinar

Dates:  May 3, 4, 5 and 6, 2021

Time:  1:00PM – 4:00PM – Eastern Time! 

Members $285

Non-members $345

WHERE:  Web-Based Course with Live Instructor 

Registration click here: 

COURSE SUMMARY

This
course will be presented with a live instructor using web-meeting software. The
course content will be covered in 4
sessions
presented over four days.

COURSE SUMMARY:  Developing software in compliance with the FDA Design Control
regulation, changing FDA guidance documents and latest international standards
is challenging. This intensive course provides practical solutions and
suggestions for developing software in a manner that meets applicable FDA
regulations, guidance documents and international standards, such as IEC-62304:2015.
The focus is on interpreting Design
Controls for software
. Each section of the Design Controls regulation
(820.30) is discussed from the perspective of software development. Discussions
on key topics such as Software Requirements, Traceability, Design Reviews,
Software Verification & Validation and Risk Management (including recently
updated standards ISO-14971:2019 and EN-14971:2019)
are included. Also discussed are FDA requirements for validation of software
development tools and software used in Manufacturing and Quality Systems. Also
discussed are recent FDA Guidance Documents on Cybersecurity, Mobile
Apps, 
and Usability.

THIS COURSE IS
INTENDED FOR…
 Software engineers, project managers,
quality managers, software quality professionals, RA/QA staff, and anyone who
needs to develop cost-effective processes and procedures that will enable their
organizations to deliver high quality software-based medical devices that
comply with FDA regulations and international standards. This course is also
appropriate for people who are new to the medical device industry. Course
notes, access to an extensive collection of reference documents and a training
certificate are provided. 

COURSE OUTLINE:  This
course will be presented with a live instructor using web-meeting software. The
course content will be covered in 4
sessions
as described below.

SESSION 1 – Regulatory Context                     Duration ~3 hours with one 15 min break

This session will cover key regulatory requirements
for medical device software in the US and EU.

Regulations and Guidance:

·        
FDA Medical Device Regulation (21 CFR Part
820 – specifically, design controls)

·        
EU Medical Device Regulation

·        
FDA Guidance Documents:

o   
Guidance for Content of Pre-market
Submissions for Medical Devices Containing Software

o   
Off-the-Shelf Software Use in Medical Devices

o   
General Principles of Software Validation

o   
Content of Premarket Submissions for
Management of Cybersecurity in Medical Devices

o   
Policy for Software Device Functions and
Mobile Medical Applications

o   
Applying Human Factors and Usability
Engineering to Medical Devices

·        
International Standards:

o   
ISO 13485:2016 Medical Devices – Quality
Management Systems

o   
IEC 62304: 2015 Medical Device Software –
Software Lifecycle Processes

o   
ISO 14971: 2019 Application of Risk
Management to Medical Devices

o   
EN 14971: 2019 Application of Risk Management
to Medical Devices

·        
Off-the-Shelf (OTS) Software and Open Source
software (SOUP)

·        
Discussion: All Software Is Defective…

SESSION 2 – FDA Design Controls and IEC 62304 – Part 1     Duration ~2.5 hours with one 15 min break

 This session will cover FDA Design Controls and IEC
62304 requirements for medical device software.

•       
Design and Development Planning

o   
How does Agile Development fit?

o   
Medical Device Software Lifecycle Processes

•       
Risk Management

o    FDA Levels of Concern

o    IEC 62304 Software
Safety Classification

•       
Software
Requirements

o   
Techniques for
Removing Ambiguity from Requirements

•       
Software
Architecture and Design

•       
Software Design Changes

SESSION 3 – FDA Design Controls and IEC 62304 – Part 2     Duration ~2.5 hours with one 15 min break

 This session will cover Software Verification and
Validation requirements.

•       
Software Implementation

•       
Software Verification

o   
Technical Reviews

o   
Static Analysis

o   
Unit and Integration Testing

•       
System Testing

•       
Software Validation Testing

 SESSION 4 – Software Tool Validation and Risk Management     Duration ~2.5 hours with one 15 min break

This session will cover Software Tool Validation
and Risk Management requirements.

·        
Software Tool Validation

o   
Deciding which
tools need to be validated

o   
Validation approach
for software tools

·        
Validation of Manufacturing
Software and Quality System Software

·        
Risk Management Using Fault Tree Analysis
(FTA)

o   
Review of ISO/EN 14971:2019 Requirements

o   
Example of Fault Tree Analysis and Failure
Modes Effect Criticality Analysis (FMECA)

About the instructor…Steven R.
Rakitin has over 45 years experience as a software engineer. He has over 30
years of experience in the medical device industry and has been a medical
device consultant for over 20 years. He has worked with over 100 medical device
manufacturers and biotech companies worldwide, from startups to Fortune 100
corporations. He has published 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.

Steve works
collaboratively with medical device companies to help them comply with FDA
regulations, guidance documents, and international standards in an efficient
and cost-effective manner.