The quality management software company recently released a “State of Medical Device Product Development & Quality Management Report 2020,” as well as a live recording of the Global Medical Device Podcast. The report found that 81% of medical device companies are not using tools designed for the medtech industry within their quality management processes. Also, 75% of medical device professionals said that they would not be prepared for an unannounced audit by the FDA or other notified body.
“In 2019, we launched the True Quality Roadshow on the heels of our partnership with the FDA to promote the benefits of their Case for Quality initiative. We brought together more than 400 medical device professionals in seven U.S. cities, and this year, we’re expecting many more with the addition of a stop in Dublin, Ireland,” said Greenlight Guru founder Jon Speer in a news release. “Having recently compiled one of the most comprehensive studies of the medical device industry, we plan to drill down to the deeper issues facing our industry alongside some of the most brilliant minds within our industry.”
The roadshow is scheduled for medical device hubs in the U.S. and Ireland. Attendees will have a chance to evaluate the report as experts offer their insights on the findings. Here are the cities and dates that confirmed dates:
- San Jose, Calif. — February 6.
- Houston, Texas — February 26.
- New York City, N.Y. — March.
- Boston, Mass. — April.
- Dublin, Ireland — April 20.
- Minneapolis, Minn. — May.
- San Francisco, Calif. — June
- Chicago, Ill. — July 16.