Eamonn Hoxey, is a technical author, trainer and consultant in life science areas including regulatory compliance, quality management, sterility assurance and standards development. Eamonn worked for Johnson & Johnson for 17 years in positions of increasing responsibility for Quality and Regulatory including Vice President of Compliance for J&J’s medical devices companies. Prior to joining J&J, Eamonn spent 16 years with the UK Medical Devices Agency, including six years as Head of Device Technology and Safety.
Eamonn is past chair of ISO TC 210 ‘Quality management and related general aspects for medical devices’ and ISO TC 198, ‘Sterilization of Healthcare products’. He is past chair of the Board of Directors of AAMI.
Dr Hoxey graduated as a Bachelor of Pharmacy and has a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Microbiology from the University of Bath. He was designated a Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain in 2004. He received the BSI Wolfe-Barry medal in 2016 for his contribution to standards development.
Sterile devices are free of viable microorganisms and sterilization is one of the key processes in the production of sterile medical devices. Regulations for medical devices include particular requirements for devices supplied or intended to be used in a sterile state. These regulatory requirements relate to general safety and performance aspects for the products, and the requirements for independent, third-party conformity assessment of the processes for achieving sterility. Evidence of successful sterilization is important and expected when demonstrating conformity with the regulations. This course provides a comprehensive overview of these regulatory requirements and how to comply, together with the science and standards that support them.