FDA Puts Finishing Touches On Draft Guidance To Set Case For Quality VIP Program In Stone
The goal of the guidance is to make the Case for Quality Voluntary Improvement Program, or CfQ VIP, “more official” at the US FDA, an agency official says. CfQ VIP aims to elevate product, manufacturing and process quality at medical device firms.
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Chasing Quality Isn't Easy. But An FDA Pilot Aims To Boost Quality By Appraising The Capability Of Manufacturing Sites
The pursuit of quality can be a daunting task for device-makers. One wrong step can cause costly product recalls affecting patient health – among other troubles tied to poor quality products and processes. To help firms move toward a goal of best-in-industry quality, US FDA, through its Case for Quality initiative, has convened a pilot program to measure a manufacturer's capability and maturity to help put it on a path to continuous improvement. The pilot uses an industry-tailored version of the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) model and method, developed jointly by FDA, industry and CMMI Institute.