When: 23-25 March 2022
Where: TOPRA Office, 3 Harbour Exchange, London, E14 9GE, United Kingdom
Day 1 start time: 13:00 GMT | Day 3 end time: 16:00 GMT
Also available as a virtual course, please click here for the virtual registration option
This Masterclass will cover:
- Design / development planning, functionality and prototyping
- Risk Assessment
- Statistical approaches to design
- Material choices and biological safety assessment
- The importance of ISO standards in device development
- Testing and validation
- Inputs and outputs
- Rapid prototyping
- Assessing usability and performance
- The role of statistics in the design development tool kit
- Certification: Developing documentation to support regulatory assessment of a new device
- Specialised processes, including sterilisation
- Packaging design
- Software as a medical device
- Post-marketing design and development activities
- Global standards, regulatory requirements and the links with the technical documentation page.
Benefits for delegates
This course will enable you to:
CPD: This course provides 19 CPD hours upon successful completion.
- Be able to critically evaluate the design of a device including the materials it is made of
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of the safety and performance of devices using applicable product standards for the EU and other global markets
- Critically evaluate the principles and practice of risk management as set out in ISO 14971 to a level where it can be applied to a complex medical device
- Be able to create and appraise the documents required to apply for certification of medical devices for the EU and other global markets
- Give appropriate advice to the medical device team on key regulatory issues affecting the design, development and manufacturing of devices
- Produce the necessary technical documentation within project timeframes
- Critically appraise and evaluate communications from competent authorities, notified bodies and research publications covering the design, development and certification of medical devices globally
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A copy of the draft agenda is available HERE
Helen Erwood, PhD, CBiol., MRSB., MTOPRA, MIoD
ESPL Regulatory, UK
Helen has been working in Regulatory Affairs for over 30 years and set up her own consultancy company in 2000. Prior to that Helen gained a broad experience in various sectors in Regulatory Affairs, initially for nearly 10 years with ICI Pharmaceuticals (now AstraZeneca) where she worked in anti-infectives, antiseptics and new pulmonary drug developments, and was eventually responsible for initiating the Company’s Regulatory Compliance function. From there Helen moved to Fisons in 1993 where she led a Regulatory Compliance team through some of the aftermath of the FDA debacle in the early 1990s, becoming Associate Director of Compliance and Regulatory Affairs following the takeover of the company by RPR. In 1996 she moved to the Regulatory Affairs function of SmithKline Beecham Consumer Healthcare, where she was Category Director for the global oral health and gastrointestinal product portfolios, directing activities in support of this $1 billion portfolio, from where in 2000 she resigned to work independently within the industry.
Helen is a board-level director of three consultancy companies; in the UK, Ireland and Switzerland. Within ESPL she leads an enthusiastic team of regulatory affairs professionals and IT / publishing specialists.
Helen’s experience covers a wide range of different regulatory and compliance areas, including product developments in NCEs, the consumer sector, cosmetics, devices and borderline drug / device, cosmetic / device combinations and radiopharmaceuticals. Helen’s current portfolio of interests is very varied, covering many of the sectors above. In addition to providing regulatory consultancy services for specific projects and submissions, she enjoys teaching and lectures regularly both in-house and externally on drug and device CTD/CMC requirements, EU and US procedures, regulatory strategy, QP training and voluntary support for some of the training programmes for TOPRA.
Helen lists her most useful assets as her continuing curiosity and enthusiasm for regulatory matters and her infectious sense of humour.
TOPRA Masterclasses are developed and delivered by a faculty of expert speakers from relevant industry, agencies, notified bodies and other stakeholders and are validated by the University of Hertfordshire.
- Students of the TOPRA MSc programme
- Delegates from the medical device industry who wish to develop their knowledge of the design development and certification of medical devices
- Delegates from allied industries who wish to have a comprehensive understanding of the subject
- TOPRA MSc students: £1500 +VAT*
- Delegates: £1700 +VAT*
A limited number of discounted places are available for those working for regulatory or government agencies, academic institutions, charities or patient groups, and/or those in full time education. Price: £1275+VAT*.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a discount code before making your booking.
*VAT, if applicable, is charged at the rate of 20%.
Terms and conditions
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