iso 13485 medical device

ISO 13485

Medical Device Certification

Meet medical industry and customer requirements

Business Challenge

Meeting legislative regulations and customer requirements for the manufacture and sale of medical devices in a global marketplace can be confusing. With so many regulations, differing from country to country, an organization must address a complex array of quality, process, and
management issues in order to compete internationally.


ISO 13485 defines the requirements that medical device manufacturers must incorporate into their management systems in order to achieve compliance in the medical device industry. Based on ISO 9001, the emphasis on continual improvement is replaced with an emphasis on meeting regulatory and customer requirements, risk management,and maintaining effective processes, namely the safe design, manufacture, and distribution of medical devices.

It is important to note that being certified to ISO 13485 does not fulfill the requirements of either the FDA or foreign regulators; however, the certification provides a solid framework on which to build compliance to various regulatory and customer requirements.

Benefits of implementing ISO 13485

  • Potentially gain entrance into international markets

    since certification to ISO 13485 is seen as a first step toward achieving compliance with European regulatory requirements.

  • Help protect your organization’s financial investment

    through harmonized quality management system requirements for regulatory purposes.

  • Create a framework for implementing a systematic approach

    to monitoring your organization’s processes and your customer’s feedback

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