Archived Specifications and Drawings for Medical Device Technical Files

LostLouie

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Dear fellow Covers, I've been requested to create a Specification list for our Technical Files. I wondered if the regulations instruct that we need to document past revisions of drawings and specifications in these files (as I can't find where they do)?
Thanks in advance.
 
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yodon

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If you're talking about the Technical File that's reviewed by a Notified Body, that's a snapshot of a particular instance (and updated as things change). Your Document Control and Record Control procedures, though, have to address retention (of obsolete materials). There ARE regulations for those; e.g., see MDR Article 10, item 8.
 

monoj mon

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I wondered if the regulations instruct that we need to document past revisions of drawings and specifications in these files
If your past revisions are linked to 'previous generation(s)' then,
MDR 2017/745, Annex II, Section 1.2 (a) 1631064720663.png
MDR 2017/745, Article 32, Section 2 (c)
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No particular instruction on to include 'drawings and specification', but I guess to describe the differences/similarities you would need one!
 

LostLouie

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If you're talking about the Technical File that's reviewed by a Notified Body, that's a snapshot of a particular instance (and updated as things change). Your Document Control and Record Control procedures, though, have to address retention (of obsolete materials). There ARE regulations for those; e.g., see MDR Article 10, item 8.
Thank you for this reference.
 

LostLouie

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If your past revisions are linked to 'previous generation(s)' then,
MDR 2017/745, Annex II, Section 1.2 (a) View attachment 28166
MDR 2017/745, Article 32, Section 2 (c)
View attachment 28167

No particular instruction on to include 'drawings and specification', but I guess to describe the differences/similarities you would need one!
Thanks so much for this confirmation. Can I assume that it is purely an MDR requirement? (ISO 13485:2016 only states "..relevant versions of applicable documents are available ..." )
 
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