Re: Medical Device Validation and Pharmaceutical Validation differences?
Speaking strictly from the medical device side...
A device does need to be verified (conforms with requirements) and validated (meets user needs and intended uses). If equipment is used in the V&V activities, it does need to be qualified. There's not really an equivalent for pharma products, I don't think.
Where there is some equivalence is in the production of medical devices. Often times the production processes need to be validated and / or the production equipment needs to be qualified. The management and control of these production processes are, I believe, generally consistent with the process validation requirements on the pharma side.