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ISO 13485 Certification in Iraq

ISO 13485 standard and its Certification

About ISO 13485 standard

ISO 13485:2016 is a Quality Management System standard for Medical Devices, has been harmonized with European Medical Devices Directives i.e MDD, AIMDD and IVDD. EN ISO 13485:2012 is now updated as ISO 13485:2016, in the EU Official Journal, with the date of ‘cessation of presumption of conformity’ of EN ISO 13485:2012 stated as 31 March 2019.

ISO 13485 Certification Iraq

Harmonization of the standard allows manufacturers to use their compliance to the standard as evidence of conformity to the requirements of relevant legislation.

The harmonization of EN ISO 13485:2016 is another step towards compliance to the recently published Medical Devices and IVD Regulations, which will supersede the current Directives in 2020 and 2022, respectively.

Find out more about MDR transition and IVDR transition.

IAS can now offer UQAS-accredited ISO 13485 certification to ISO 13485:2016 and to EN ISO 13485:2016. 

What is new in ISO 13485 standard

  • One of the important changes of the revision is that the new ISO 13485 uses a risk management approach in all processes of the Quality Management System standard for Medical Devices.
  • Validation of the computer software used in the Quality Management System standard for Medical Devices
  • Establishment and maintenance of the technical documentation structured to the clauses of the standard for the technical file and design and development files
  • New requirements for complaint-handling processes
  • Validation of processes for sterile barrier systems and sterilization
  • Definition of the required competence of personnel involved in quality management; documentation and verification of the effectiveness of training measures

About ISO 13485 Certification:

ISO 13485 Certification is an activity of verifying the organization through planned and informed ISO audits to confirm that the organization complies with the standard requirement of ISO 13485.

ISO 13485 certification for medical devices is an internationally recognized quality standard which affirms the requirements of the Quality Management System standard for Medical Devices (QMS) for the design and manufacture of Medical Devices anywhere in the world.

ISO 13485 certification is a symbol of the stability and continuity of your organization’s performance to reach and outshine customer expectations. Nowadays Customers are not ready to take a chance, to reduce the risk of purchasing low-quality products they always look for best quality ISO certified products and services. ISO 13485 certification for business is a powerful tool to increase the credibility of the organization by showing that your products or services meet the expectations of your customer.

ISO 13485 certifications help to expand your business locally and in overseas markets and also definitely help to impress your clients with the quality of the business and its products and services.

Coverage of ISO 13485 Certification in Iraq:

IAS is one of the highly performing as ISO Certification Bodies in Iraq. IAS conducts auditing and providing ISO 13485 certification in Iraq and also for various standards in Iraq. It also delivers ISO Lead Auditor Training, ISO 13485 Internal Auditor Trainings, and ISO 13485 Awareness/Foundation Training in Iraq. All these certification and Training services by IAS for the country is managed from its office in Iraq.

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The process to obtain an ISO Certification:

  • Contact IAS by sending the application and call us for a free discussion and we can guide you in getting the ISO 13485 Certification.
  • Based on the Application form submitted by your organization, IAS initiates ISO certification process for your company. Your application will be scrutinized and IAS will come out with the plan to conduct audits. Our staff will be in touch with you to discuss and help you in the certification process. Check more detailed ISO 13485 certification procedure.
  • Plan and implement ISO 13485 standards requirements through documented Information
  • (how this standard is practiced, monitored and continually improved).
  • Majorly, ISO certification audit includes 2 stages
  • Stage 1Audit: Readiness Audit
  • Stage 2 Audit: Verifying the effectiveness of the implementation of ISO 13485.
  • The organization applying for ISO certification is audit based on an extensive sample of its sites, services, process, products & functions.
  • If any deviation is observed during the audit, a deviation report will be provided along with the detailed audit report. According to the grading of the deviations the IAS determines the time required for its closure including the correction and corrective actions which has to be approved by IAS audit team. After the effective closure of Non-conformity, the Certificate is issued limiting to the scope that was audited.
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Benefits of obtaining ISO 13485 certification:

  • Increase to access international markets with certification.
  • Outline how to review and improve processes across your organization
  • Increase efficiency, cut costs and monitor supply chain performance
  • Demonstrate that you produce safer and more effective medical devices
  • Meet regulatory requirements and customer expectations
  • What an Organization should do to achieve certification?
  • Call IAS for conducting Audit and discuss audit procedure specific to your organization
  • Implement ISO 13485-Quality Management System standard for Medical Devices in your organization. (E.g. Documenting, training the staffs with Awareness and Internal Audit, practicing the system, etc.)
  • Conduct at least one internal Audit program through trained QMS Internal Auditors.
  • Compile the collected data and complete the analysis.
  • Conduct a Management review with the help of analyzed data and effect the decision towards improving the Organization’s performance in line with company objectives & goals.
  • Complete the audit successfully. (Stage 1 and Stage 2)
  • Closure of Non-conformance, if any.
  • Collect and maintain the ISO 13485 certification.
  • Comply with the surveillance audit annually.