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ISO 13485 Compliance With Innoslate

ISO 13485 Compliance With Innoslate

What is ISO?

ISO, the International Organization for Standardization, is an independent, non-governmental international organization that develops and publishes standards to ensure the quality, safety, and efficiency of products, services, and systems. Founded in 1947, ISO has since become a global reference for industry standards, comprising representatives from national standards organizations around the world.

ISO standards provide a framework for organizations to enhance their operations, reduce risks, and ensure that products and services meet the expectations of customers. By adhering to ISO standards, businesses can achieve greater consistency, interoperability, and reliability in their processes, ultimately leading to improved customer satisfaction.


What is ISO 13485?

ISO 13485 is a globally recognized standard specifically designed for the medical device industry. It outlines the requirements for a comprehensive quality management system that focuses on the design, development, production, and distribution of medical devices. ISO 13485 is crucial for organizations involved in the medical device supply chain, as it ensures conformity to regulatory requirements and quality standards. 

Compliance with ISO 13485 is not only a strategic decision but a legal necessity in many jurisdictions. This standard encompasses various aspects, including risk management, process validation, and traceability, to guarantee the safety and effectiveness of medical devices. By adhering to ISO 13485, organizations demonstrate their commitment to producing high-quality and safe medical devices, fostering trust among regulators, healthcare professionals, and end-users. The certification process involves rigorous assessments by independent certification bodies, providing a robust framework for continual improvement in the dynamic and critical field of medical device manufacturing.


ISO and the Systems Engineering V-Model

The V-Model is a lifecycle engineering process used to develop products and systems, ensuring quality and efficiency. The V-Model has origins in software development, meaning systems engineers heavily rely on it. It allows them to develop increasingly large and complex systems and solutions needed in the modern day.


systems engineering v-model


Many parts of ISO 13485 can generally filter into each of the different phases of the V-Model. It is generally categorized as design and analysis, integration and verification, and program management processes employed throughout.

Within the design and analysis processes, we have current operations and maintenance, architecture development, systems design, and hardware/software acquisition. In the integration and verification processes, we continue with integration and testing, operational test and evaluation, future operations and maintenance, and demolition and disposal. Altogether, each of these technical and programmatic processes make up the systems engineering lifecycle.


Innoslate and the V-Model

Innoslate, developed by SPEC Innovations, is a software tool designed to support the entire systems engineering lifecycle from cradle to grave. SPEC Innovations empowers our users with the ability to achieve and comply with the standards required for today's systems and solutions. 

Innoslate aligns with the systems lifecycle and V-Model by extension. Innoslate is well-positioned to help and support users who want to achieve the standards set by ISO 13485. 

To help Innoslate users begin quickly, we have listed all the Innoslate processes and features that follow the ISO 13485 standard. Download the mapping below.


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