BioNetwork Training

The BioNetwork Capstone Center provides affordable, high-quality, hands-on training in biotechnology, biomanufacturing, and biopharmaceutical/pharmaceutical operations in a simulated industrial (cGMP) environment.

The Capstone Center is situated in the Golden LEAF Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC) at North Carolina State University Centennial Campus. It provides a training environment that mirrors a biomanufacturing plant facility with state-of-the-art classrooms, industrial-grade equipment laboratories, and a certified cleanroom suite.

Industry-recognized credential: BioNetwork Capstone Certificates

Complete in: 12 months or less

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Medical Device Current Good Manufacturing Practices
Available Classes
Not currently offered.
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Learn the principles, requirements, and expectations of Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP) for medical device production. Topics covered include the regulatory definition of what constitutes a medical device, the divisions of the FDA responsible for medical device applications and compliance, and how the risk-based regulatory categorization of medical devices affects the scope of applicable CGMPs. Interactive exercises will guide students through the utilization of the FDA website to access regulatory and guidance information related to medical devices and to review past regulatory action taken by the FDA for failures in medical device compliance. Additional discussion and exercises will address the application of design control, verification, and validation principles to medical devices.
Course Objectives
  1. Understand the regulatory definition of a medical device
  2. Understand the scope of FDA regulation and oversight of medical devices
  3. Be able to define quality system requirements per 21 CFR 820
  4. Understand and be able to undertake CAPA
  5. Be familiar with required documentation and record keeping procedures
  6. Be able to navigate, search, and locate resources, regulations, and guidance on the FDA website
  7. Understand the application of design, verification, and validation concepts to medical device compliance
Outline of Instruction
  1. Introductions and overview
  2. Introduction to medical devices
  3. FDA regulation of medical devices
  4. FDA oversight of medical device compliance
  5. Work session: Introduction to FDA resources and website
  6. Requirements of 21 CFR 820
  7. Work session: Application of design, verification and validation concepts
  8. (Day 2) Requirements of 21 CFR 820 (cont.)
    c. Purchasing, production and process controls
    d. Material controls
  9. Work session: Review medical device warning letters; root cause analysis and corrections
  10. Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA)
  11. Documentation and records
  12. Review, course exam
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
CE to CU Articulation
SEF-79524, Elements of Current Good Manufacturing Practices in Biomanufacturing Processes or graduation from BioWork program is recommended.
Text and Supplies Needed
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 90% or above
  2. Participation
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
Related Courses
  • Elements of Current Good Manufacturing Practices in Biomanufacturing Processes - SEF-79524
Course Contact Information
Bionetwork Manager