A QMS consists of procedures that are implemented in clearly structured SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) and associated templates.

The overarching element of this process landscape is the quality manual.

An ISO 13485 certified QMS helps to not only obtain a successful product certification but guarantees an increase in transparency of the various business processes

and thereby significantly reduces error and complaint rates and related costs.

Objective and details

The objective of this workshop for start-ups is that each participating company implements an ISO 13485:2016 QMS and receive training on the procedures.

Eight workshops (2-4 hours each) are at the core of this initiative.

They are conducted by one of our experts and together with various Start-Ups. Prior to each workshop, the respective documents, SOPs and templates are provided in an electronic format.

The participants then study the material and prepare for the workshops (e.g. relevant questions for their specific needs / field of application).

The interaction with our experienced consultants (which present the documents and SOPs during the workshops) and the other participants ensures seamless transition into practice and training at the same time. During each workshop there will be enough time to discuss questions regarding the implementation (customization).

You will meet our senior consultants: Beat Steffen, Barbara Jeroncic, Stefano Adami, Andrea Biasiucci, Mattias Larsson, Cécile Rod, Adrian Gammeter, and Martina Coscia.

We have successfully conducted this workshop with 15 Start-Up companies in the previous editions. All parties considered it a great success.

The advantages for each participating company are :

• reduced costs compared to a QMS set up by a consultant specifically for one company,
• companies gain deep understanding of the QMS during the workshops and implementation,
• participating employees are trained (training certificate will be provided),
• interaction with non-competing companies in the same industry, and
• companies can support each other with the implementation.

The series of workshops will be conducted starting from 4 participants (4 Start-Ups). The maximum number of Start-Ups is limited to 7.


15.11.2021: Regulatory strategy: introduction to medical devices regulations, qualification, classification and insights on conformity assessment (2 hours).
17.11.2021: QMS: quality manual, management responsibilities, document management, human resources, training (3 hours).
22.11.2021: QMS: design and development, risk management and usability engineering (4 hours).
25.11.2021: QMS: change management, labeling, clinical evaluation (4 hours).
29.11.2021: QMS: supplier handling, quality agreements, purchasing, incoming inspection, production, storage, packing, distribution, sales (4 hours).
02.12.2021: QMS: infrastructure and work environment, internal audits, corrective and preventive actions (3 hours).
06.12.2021: QMS: complaints, post market surveillance, vigilance (3 hours).
09.12.2021: QMS: SW lifecycle process IEC 62304, with references to cybersecurity, machine learning and artificial intelligence (4 hours).


Remotely on Microsoft Teams.

If you would like to know more details on the costs etc please download the brochure.

If you would like to sign up, please fill in the questionnaire and send it to info.ch@confinis.com 

Deadline of registration: 8th November 2021