EVS-EN ISO 13485 (identical to ISO 13485:2016) is an international standard that specifies requirements of a quality management system for medical devices. The adoption of a quality management system is a strategic decision of an organization. It can be used to demonstrate ability to provide medical devices and related services that consistently meet customer and applicable regulatory requirements.
EVS-EN ISO 13485 can be used by organizations that are involved in one or more stages of the life-cycle, including design and development, production, storage and distribution, installation, or servicing of a medical device and design and development or provision of associated activities (e.g. technical support).
EVS-EN ISO 13485 can also be used by suppliers or external parties that provide product, including quality management system-related services. The supplier or external party can voluntarily choose to conform to the requirements of the standard or can be required by contract to conform.
Requirements of EVS-EN ISO 13485 are applicable to organizations regardless of their size and regardless of their type except where explicitly stated. Wherever requirements are specified as applying to medical devices, the requirements apply equally to associated services as supplied by the organization.
The processes required by EVS-EN ISO 13485 that are applicable to the organization, but are not performed by the organization, are the responsibility of the organization and are accounted for in the organization’s quality management system by monitoring, maintaining, and controlling the processes.
The text of ISO 13485:2016 has been approved by CEN as EN ISO 13485:2016 without any modification and it supersedes EN ISO 13485:2012 and CEN ISO/TR 14969:2005.