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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Regulation as a Medical Device by the TGA

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for PPE has significantly increased. In response to the greater demand, the TGA has issued guidance on the regulation of face masks, gloves and gowns. The regulation is dependent on the product type and its therapeutic purpose. What is PPE? PPE refers to clothing and equipment (face masks, gloves and gowns) used to protect an individual against one or more health and safety hazards. When is PPE considered a medical device? The regulation defines PPE as articles that are non-sterile personal protective equipment or safety......

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Importance of Data Integrity and Document Management

In recent years there has been increased emphasis on data integrity, as this is a critical factor for the manufacturer in measuring the quality of their product and their credibility. What is Data integrity? Every organisation knows the saying, ‘If it isn’t written down, it didn’t happen’, this is fundamental in a manufacturing environment. Data is essential in the manufacturing process, without data how can the integrity of the product or processes be proven, without data it is harder to identify risks and opportunities for improvement. The FDA identify data integrity as......

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The CE Mark matters in medical markets

Selling any product into the European market can be simplified if a manufacturer can show that it complies with appropriate regulations. For medical device manufacturers, this compliance is vital.  Regulatory strategy planning is a critical step in the development and marketing of any medical device so it is important to understand the regulatory requirements of target markets, which can be quite different from country to country. It is equally important to have a clear understanding of the intended use, indications and claims for a device as these influence how to classify or......

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