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Compliance Seminars®

Medical Device design

Effective Design Controls, Outstanding Products

Course description:

This two-day course provides you with the knowledge and confidence to implement the Design Controls requirements in ISO 13485:2016 and the US Food & Drug Administration’s Quality System Regulation to support development of outstanding products.

In two fast-paced, interactive days, you will review the requirements for medical device/combination product design and development, and explore opportunities to leverage design controls practices.

Course objectives:

  • Review and discuss the FDA’s and ISO 13485:2016’s Design Controls requirements.
  • Understand the US regulatory approach for medical devices and combination products.
  • Identify areas where key EU regulations differ from US design controls expectations for medical devices (and combination products).
  • Explore common industry practices, and opportunities to improve product development outcomes.

Course content:

  • Overview of design controls and product development practices
  • Design & development planning
  • Design inputs & outputs
  • Design-era risk management
  • Meaningful design review
  • Informal and formal Design verification
  • Design validation approaches
  • Design transfer
  • Controlling design changes
  • Design History File challenges
  • Transitioning from compliance to effectiveness

Note: The course materal is in digital format.
Each attendee must bring their own laptop to the course venue, Adobe PDF Reader is essential to fully participate in the course.

Who should attend:

Intended for professionals with some knowledge of medical device or combination product development, this intermediate-level course is ideally suited to staff needing a broad perspective on design controls, including Research & Development, Engineering, Manufacturing process development, Quality, Regulatory, and internal quality auditors.


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Comments from our participants:
"Very informative and well structured course. The course leader provided lots of real life examples."
"The best interest for me were the discussions all along the course about the application of design control within the different companies."
"Course was very thorough, I especially liked the team work simulations which gave good examples how to understand the design control work in different phases. I also learned a lot from course discussion and other participant´s experiences."


Course facts

Course no:
Medical Device industry

GMP region:
US and EU

Tammy Pelnik
Ms. Tammy M. Pelnik,
St. Vrain Group, Inc.

Date, location and venue:

16-17 November 2020, Copenhagen, Denmark
Industriens hus
H.C. Andersens Blvd. 18    

Register by 5 Oct - Save 1500 DKK (€ 200)

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2 days
Day 1: 10.00 - 16.30 (Registration 09.30-10.00)
Day 2: 08.30 - 15.30

Price (excl. local VAT):
Register by 5 Oct and save 1 500 DKK (€ 200)
Until 5 Oct: 13 780 DKK (€ 1 850)
From 6 Oct: 15 280 DKK (€ 2 050)
Note. Due to tax/VAT regulations within the EU (for courses/seminars/conferences), the course fee is invoiced in the local currency and local VAT is added.
Accommodation is NOT included in the course fee.

For groups registered and invoiced together for the same course we offer the following quantity discount:
3 persons or more 15%
We do not offer or practice any general company discounts without commitments and/or written agreements.

Course material (Handouts)  
No printed course material will be provided on our courses*.
This is primarily to protect the environment. Therefore, we encourage you to bring a laptop / tablet to the course - it is possible to make notes in the PDF file you will have access to.
3-5 days prior the course you will receive a download link for the course handouts as a PDF.
Note pads and pens will always be provided at the venue.

Cancellation policy - Compliance Seminars®  

Cancellation of registration:

Registration is binding and when you have received our confirmation the following conditions are known and accepted. If you for any reason is unable to attend, substitution is always possible and preferred.
All cancellations and/or substitutions must have been communicated with and confirmed by us.
Cancellations received less than 30 calendar days before course start are subjected to a service charge of 150 € (Euro)/registered course day as compensation for additional administrative burden and for non refundable part of the conference reservation. Cancellations received less than 14 calendar days prior the course, or failure to cancel or "no-show", will be charged in full.

Cancellation of courses: Courses may be cancelled by the organizer if bookings fail to reach minimum numbers (normally not later than 30 days prior the course start), or due to other reasons beyond our control. In such circumstances charged course fees will be refunded, credited, or granted to attend another course for the same value. NOTE! Key2Compliance AB is NOT responsible or liable to any costs in conjunction with a cancelled course. If you need to book flights way ahead (+35 days prior the course) check with us before finalizing the purchase of flights and/or hotel accommodation for an update on the registration situation.