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Not your average EU MDR and CER workshop


Note: Presenters/Panelists listed below subject to change.

DeviceTalks Boston is Oct. 8-10 this year and as part of it, R&Q is helping to organize an Advanced EU MDR and CER Workshop. It's an extensive, detailed look at EU MDR and CERs through the lens of top industry experts who have successfully implemented large-scale EU MDR programs and completed 100’s of CERs. They've seen what works... and what doesn't, and will be sharing tips, tricks, and lessons learned.

At a small company and think this doesn't apply yet? This may not be on your radar, but it should be. You'll learn from the successes and failures of larger companies who are several months into the transition, and acquire the knowledge to nimbly navigate the transition efficiently. If your organization has many device changes planned, it’s crucial to get started in order to complete the transition by May 2020.

Read on for a closer look at the workshop and an exclusive registration discount code for DeviceTalks Boston.

Slides and Webinar Recording: Chemical Characterization Requirements

Missed our webinar with iuvo BioScience - Chemical Characterization Requirements: ISO 10993-18 and Extractables & Leachables Requirements?

Good news: you can now download the slides and view the recording.

CAPA on CAPA: Webinar Slides and Recording


Missed our CAPA on CAPA webinar with MassMEDIC? Now you can download the slides and view the recording.

Free Webinar: Chemical Characterization Requirements: ISO 10993-18 and Extractables & Leachables Requirements


This joint webinar presented by Regulatory and Quality Solutions (R&Q) and iuvo BioScience is focused on the requirements for chemical characterization in the healthcare industry. Specifically, it will discuss the standards required for ISO 10993-18 chemical characterization for medical devices and compare the ISO requirements with the pharmaceutical industry requirements and best practices for extractables and leachables testing.

The goals for this webinar are to explain the standards for both industries, discuss the testing methodologies required, and provide some case study experience from an E&L perspective. You can register here.

Med Device and Med Tech Startups: Master Regulatory Basics and More! September 22 in Philly

We all gotta start somewhere... and Pennsylvania Bio and Quorum have helped us put together an invaluable event to help your early-stage medical device company hit the ground running. Seasoned experts, such as R&Q's President Maria Fagan and Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney's Will Garvin will be presenting content and answering any and all of your questions and curiosities (you have the chance to submit them in advance during registration).

The Regulatory 101 for Medical Device And Med Tech session is September 22 in Philadelphia and we encourage you to register early!

Free Webinar: CAPA on CAPA, Presented by MassMEDIC and R&Q - Register Now!

CAPA is often overlooked as an integral component of a quality system. More often than not, the FDA can trace deficiencies in a system directly back to the CAPA system. However, an effective quality system needs more than just a rework of the outcome of the ineffective CAPA system. It needs a rework of the system itself. 

July is a BIG month for R&Q in Columbus, OH

■ ■ ■ Are you an Ohio Bioscience Expo & Showcase attendee here to register for the FDA Regulatory 101 Series? ■ ■ ■

Register Here


The Ohio Bioscience Expo & Showcase and next FDA Regulatory 101 Series event are on July 27th and 28th, respectively. If you're outside of Columbus but in Ohio, you're likely close, and there's no better time for a road trip than the middle of summer! In fact, here are drive times to Columbus, OH from some nearby cities:

Cleveland: 2 hours 9 mins
Cincinnati: 1 hr 41 mins
Toledo: 2 hr 29 mins
Akron: 1 hour 55 mins
Dayton: 1 hour 5 mins
Canton: 2 hours 2 mins

If you can drive to Columbus, OH in a single day, the only thing between you and R&Q on July 27th and 28th is a little open road. Below are all the details you need to know and be sure to save your seat for the FDA Regulatory 101 Series event!

10 Tips for Adopting the Updated ISO 13485:2016 Standards: Webinar Slides and Recording

Missed our latest webinar on this year's ISO 13485 changes? Now you can download the slides and recording.

R&Q's Director of Regulatory Affairs Nancy Morrison and Client Solutions Advisor Christine Santagate walked through 10 tips for adopting the latest changes. From conducting a gap assessment and creating a quality plan to modifying procedures/processes and auditing, they communicated industry best practices to help those in the industry confidently take the next steps in their process.

A Whole New World of UDI: Slides and Recording

If you have any UDI needs or questions, do not miss this post.

MD&M East Expo and Conference: June 14-16

Be a part of the largest and most influencial medical manufacturing event on the east coast. Join more than 500 leading medtech suppliers and manufacturers - including Johnson & Johnson, Stryker, and countless others - at the Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) East Expo and Conference, June 14-16 in New York City. Needless to say, the R&Q team wasn't going to miss this and we'll be on hand at booth 1164 and ready to listen to what's happening at your organization.

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