The Definition of ISO 13485 Certification
“ISO 13485 Certified” means an organization has implemented an ISO 13485 Quality Management System and has successfully met all of the requirements in ISO 13485. ISO 13485 evaluates whether your Quality Management System is appropriate and effective while emphasizing the safety and efficacy of medical devices
What is the purpose of ISO 13485?
ISO 13485 is the medical device industry’s most widely used international standard for quality management. Issued by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the ISO 13485 standard is an effective solution to meet the comprehensive requirements for a QMS in the medical device industry. Adopting ISO 13485 provides a practical foundation for manufacturers to address the EU Medical Device Directive (MDD), the EU Medical Device Regulation (MDR), and other regulations, as well as demonstrating a commitment to the safety and quality of medical devices.
Benefits of ISO 13485
The benefits of ISO 13485 cannot be overstated. Companies of all sizes have realized significant savings in cost and time, plus other improvements that an efficient Quality Management System naturally bring about. The following is a list of six top reasons to implement ISO 13485 in your company: