🎤  Edwin Waldbusser         |  📅  Recording Available   |  🕒  60 Minutes

Who Should Attend: 

  • Quality Assurance Departments
  • Quality Control Departments
  • Regulatory Affairs Departments
  • Engineering Departments
  • Research and Development Departments
  • Validation Departments
  • Project Managers
  • Software Developers
  • Global Contract Manufacturing Transfer Teams
  • Those that use contract manufacturing and contract testing facilities
  • Microbiology Professionals


Regulatory agencies require that companies carefully select suppliers and contract manufacturers. The responsibility for product quality and safety remains with the company. It cannot be delegated to the Contract Manufacturing Organization (CMO). CMO’s must be selected following a rigorous formalized procedure.

This webinar will describe a compliant program based on regulatory requirements and the author’s personal experience in qualifying over 40 CMO’s in the medical device industry.

This webinar will cover in detail the steps to plan and conduct a program to qualify contract manufacturer organizations (CMOs). It will teach best practices to meet regulatory requirements and satisfy practical needs to obtain the best CMO. 

Complimentary Hand-outs:

For easy implementation, attendees will receive:

  • 6 page CMO pre-audit quality survey form
  • 25 page CMO audit survey form

Areas Covered in the Session : 

  • CMO management principles
  • Supplier quality categories
  • Approved Vendor List (AVL)
  • Phases of CMO selection from initial telephone inquiry to quality survey to qualification audit
  • Planning a qualification audit-establishing evaluation team
  • Conducting a qualification audit-key points to evaluate
  • Decision factors for selecting a CMO-key practical points
    • Distinctive technical competence
    • Optimum CMO size
    • Risk of educating future competitor
  • Key points for the contract
  • Change approval by both CMO and company
  • Quality agreement
  • Dealing with uncooperative suppliers

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