MENU ▼
Read by QxMD icon Read
search
OPEN IN READ APP
JOURNAL ARTICLE

Good design practice for medical devices and equipment, Part II: Design for validation

K Alexander, P J Clarkson
Journal of Medical Engineering & Technology 2000, 24 (2): 53-62
10937360
Medical devices and their associated process equipment must be reliable and fit for purpose. In light of the recent changes to the medical device regulations, manufacturers must now take an integrated approach to design, development and validation. Good design practice encourages this integrated approach while ensuring fitness for purpose within commercial reality. A review of current literature related to good design practice carried out in Part I of this paper showed that there is inadequate guidance regarding the integration of validation with design. This paper proposes a practical approach to design for validation aimed at making devices easier and more economic to validate. The approach comes in the form of a model of design for validation that illustrates the basic relationship between design, development and validation and a series of design tactics that were formulated in order to help designers take a more proactive approach to validation during design.

Comments

You need to log in or sign up for an account to be able to comment.

No comments yet, be the first to post one!

Related Papers

Available on the App Store

Available on the Play Store
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
10937360
×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"