The Device Master Record (DMR) is the ultimate document for ensuring efficient design transfer. It is not a mandatory requirement according to ISO 13485. The DMR is mostly theoretical as it is a compilation of documents required to complete the design process. The documents consist of all the documents above and the validation master plan.
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In time, the document will need revising and subject to change. The DMR will help index each document as well as their note their current revision. To achieve a successful design transfer, you need the DMR. The transfer could be an internal transfer, manufacturing, or involving a customer manufacturing organization (CMO).
There are several ways to capture the design transfer process. They are;
- A transfer checklist
- A checklist that forms a part of the product’s lifecycle SOP.
- An entirely new form.
The checklist comprises of activities to complete to aid a successful design transfer. The list will include the following;
- Facility preparedness
- Product specification
- Training activities
- Test method
- Component properties
- SOPs and WIs
- Success criteria
Also, the design transfer process comes with a design transfer plan with well-defined criteria. A report should be made available upon completion. The report will contain all the activities and proof a successful transfer.